and a happy new year to the instructables- and also steampunk- company.
Here is my latest project: TheSteampunked Magic Eye Winker.
Since my earliest childhood I am deeply impressed of the magic light at my grandparents radio.
Whenever they where listeneing -mostly in the evening- to the radio news I was fascinated by this magic glooming light of the magic eye tube.
So I decided to find a way of watching it again.
I discussed a lot with my friends and finally got in contact with a famous guy called Mr. Nixie. He made the propsal to invent such a special universal electronic to let wink any of thes old magic eye tubes. My option was that it has to be possible to drive this circuit either by 4 pieces of AA-batteries or by using an USB connector. Also it has to be not too expensive and available for all guys in the world.
And here is the result:
Enjoy yourself by this small video impression and if you like, follow this instructable
Have fun Yours Aeon Junophor
And now let us start!!!!
Step 1: First Draft
Step 2: Wood Works
Step 3: Metal Works, Part One
First we have totake some pieces of brass wire 2 mm in diameter and solder it thre times to a gear. Then we take the petrol lamp gallery part and rill three holes to put the brass wire in.
Step 4: Metal Works Part Two
Step 5: Metal Works, Part Three
Step 6: Modifying the Lantern
Step 7: Combining Metal and Wodden Parts
Step 8: The Electronic by Mr. Nixie
Magic Eye Winker
Beyond you can see the circuit and some of this magic eye tubes in progress.
Step 9: Integrating the Electronic 1
I build one steampunked winker only powered by the USB connector and another one.. but this you will see in teh next step ;-)))
Step 10: Integrating the Electronic 2
Thank you all for following and have much fun in creating your own magic eye winker project
Yours Aeon Junophor