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Steamlight Pharo

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Hello Everybody
This is my second Steampunk projekt the "Junophopr -steamlight -Pharo".
It´s a small lighthouse in the stampunk stile.
It works with a very small electronic which I have replaced from a decoration ball with changing colours by three LED.
 
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Step 1: Parts in details

I used several copper stuff from the plumber as you see, some brass screws, a wodden hand made box (by my own, as a carpenter I am) and a special brass socket E-27 from a big bul called: "centra-beam"-bulb.  There is also some copperwire  4 mm in the diameter and other parts of electrical stuff like brass  "Lüsterklemmen" needed.

Step 4: Start the light

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When you switch on the light it starts the sequence with green, changing to red, then it pauses (the blue ligth is shining in the box) and starts agin with green, just like a real Lighthouse signal.
 
diy_bloke2 years ago
Sometimes also called 'Screw terminals'
Brosiman2 years ago
Great work and worthy of 4 stars.......
photis222 years ago
This could be made infinately more cool if you used an open flame in a glass tube, plasma of some kind, or high light output LED's and then further amplify and direct the light so it ends up making a sort of a flashlight that you could then put on bearings to give you a beakon effect, you might also put an LED at the bottom of the tube holding the light up and put some stratiegically placed holes up the pipes width to have a cool light effect.
Beergnome2 years ago
I'm loving your work!
If I may make a suggestion, there are several Lighthouse effect circut plans and kits out there in the model railroad world that might look more interesting in the device.
the lighthouse LED effect will slowly ramp the LED up to full brightness, give a super bright pulse of light, then ramp it back down to repeat the effect.

might be interesting to try ;)

halten Sie die gute Arbeit!
Junophor (author)  Beergnome2 years ago
Hi Beergnome

Thanks for your comment. I haven´t known this fact jet . Could you send me a link for such plans? and especially where I can get such a "Lighthouse LED"?

Well I try to find my own style and the high quality aspect compaired with funny ideas of using allday things in an unsusual new combination are in the center of my steampunk objects.

By the way:Did I convinced you with my other objects in the contests? If Yes , vote for me;-)))))
if you dig around this site, I belive they have several LED light effect kits for Model railroads for sale.
http://www.heathcote-electronics.co.uk/Scenic.htm


this website will give a PDF of the light house circut itself, you seem to be able to work with some basic electronics, so maybe this will be useful to you
http://www.discovercircuits.com/H-Corner/ho-train-lite.htm

and of course I will vote for you sir!
drabinowitz2 years ago
"Lüsterklemmen" is German for "terminal strips"
Junophor (author)  drabinowitz2 years ago
Hi
Thanks for your help

I will use this term in future;-)))

Ace Frahm2 years ago
I misread the title, I thought it said "Steampunk BACON lamp".
Viaticus2 years ago
Beautiful! I looked but did not notice what kind of lens you used.
Junophor (author)  Viaticus2 years ago
You can take any lens, it doesn`t matter even an eye glass from specs will work
How about those Magnifiers that come with "Extra Hands"..?
nigel cox2 years ago
Good evening Junophor, you are creating some excellent steampunk items, really creative, the parts you are writing about can be found in ceiling light fittings and are the electrical contacts inside, very easy to remove, hope this helps regards Doc Cox
Junophor (author)  nigel cox2 years ago
Oh Yes your hint wil really help me, enjoy my little objects and if you want, you als can vote for me inthe contests.
Yours Aeon Junophor

terrybnz2 years ago
Very cool, nice creative use of materials. Great work, keep it up.
Junophor (author)  terrybnz2 years ago
Thanks
I will ! keep it up cause there are so much more ideas in my head then time for construction but as you see, it wíll go on step by step;-)))

Have already voted and rated my objects? This is another step of motivation to me!!!
-chase-2 years ago
checking out your instrucables after our pms
 - you make some really cool lighting desplays for sure!!!

chase
ironsmiter2 years ago
"Lüsterklemmen"
closest I can come is "Brass Terminal-Block Busbar"

Junophor (author)  ironsmiter2 years ago
Hi
Thanks for your help. I use these Brass Terminal-Block Busbars very often so you will read your term in the next descriptions;-)))
action pig2 years ago
Very cool project, with a beautiful design. Nicely done!