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  • Jislizard commented on jfarro's instructable Solar Powered RGB LED Magic Pathway1 week ago
    Solar Powered RGB LED Magic Pathway

    I had a similar idea fifteen years ago and never did anything about it. I don't think we had Ardunio, those LEDs or Solar power back then, or maybe we did, it never occurred to me to use them. We had an old stone flag pathway that had lost many pavers, had many holes in it and needed a major overhaul, also the entire path was long, unlit and treacherous at night.My plan was to use old glass bottles poked into the path with the bottoms up. So the lights would only have been Green, Brown, White or maybe Blue depending on what we were drinking at the time.Then I needed to get light bulbs small enough to fit into the neck. Then run power to the bulbs and mount a switch somewhere in the garden.That was pretty much the full extent of my plan, in the end it was easier to move house.However I s...

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    I had a similar idea fifteen years ago and never did anything about it. I don't think we had Ardunio, those LEDs or Solar power back then, or maybe we did, it never occurred to me to use them. We had an old stone flag pathway that had lost many pavers, had many holes in it and needed a major overhaul, also the entire path was long, unlit and treacherous at night.My plan was to use old glass bottles poked into the path with the bottoms up. So the lights would only have been Green, Brown, White or maybe Blue depending on what we were drinking at the time.Then I needed to get light bulbs small enough to fit into the neck. Then run power to the bulbs and mount a switch somewhere in the garden.That was pretty much the full extent of my plan, in the end it was easier to move house.However I still like the idea of using bottles. They are pretty thick around the base, have a very small surface area. They are free. It still counts as recycling even if it is the 'reusing' part of recycling. and they come in all sorts of sizes, combinations and lay out, you would be able to make a more flowing pattern.I like the LEDs though, maybe in another 15 years I will get it done.

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  • The 3¢ Sticker - Make a Vinyl DIY Sticker

    I have done something similar but I use the hot laminating pouches. If you put two pages of stickers back-to-back and then put them in a laminating pouch you get both pages of stickers laminated and the machine squeezes out all the bubbles etc. To peel the paper off the back I just use a piece of sticky tape, stick the tape to the paper and peel it back.

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