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Picture of Jerry-rig Your Old Christmas Lights Into a Led Board
Idea:
Use old unwanted christmas lights and thrown out cardboard to make a cheap wanna-be LED board.

Step 1: Get Lit

Picture of Get Lit
Find Lights anywhere they have them. I found them in our garage, but you can also locate them on sale pretty much everywhere after the holidays at Taget, VONS, Long's Drugs, and most likely Wall*Mart.
 
mole14 years ago
That metal screen stuff with 1/4 inch squares... I think it's call hardware cloth... works great for this. Just make sure you put the whole thing against a black non reflective background so your message isn't backlit .
Might also be good to paint the screen stuff flat black first.
also you should use a piece of half inch plywood and drill the holes for the lights
coretj7 years ago
Although it is original, this isn't very good. If you used LED lights it would be different; but you are putting a lot of small glass-enclosed-balls-of-fire through kindling. this is not the best idea. next time drill holes in a wood panel or something with a higher combustion point.
WriotE (author)  coretj7 years ago
Thank you!
tyeo0987 years ago
Its Jerry-rig but w/e Itd be cool if it were a Christmas light matrix, avr controlled
WriotE (author)  tyeo0987 years ago
I knew i had the spelling wrong!>< What's a light matrix or avr controlled? I'm like 14 and stupid.
very smart idea, i just might do this (favorited)
WriotE (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks!.