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Hey.Great instructable. I will use it to (hopefully) light up a flight of stairs. I've checked the ICs on my RGB controller and it seems to me the "brains of the controller" is just an EEPROM. Not that this changes much.
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People really into this kind of thing might like to search for "wood threader" or spend a bit of cash here: (BTW I have no connection to them)http://www.bealltool.com/products/threading/threader.php
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Hi Brad, I am going to try building your project for an art light installation. The ceiling height is 17 feet, so I need a PIR sensor with more range. Any suggestions?Also, I will be connecting many LED strips together to make a cube. Any tips on managing the voltage of several strips joined together?thanks!!
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Great stuff man.. In the planning stages of building led step lighting with multiple sensors as triggers.. Thanks for the ideas..
Hi, I like your idea / hack. I have one of these that I hooked up to a light switch (instead of a PIR) and there are 2 things that I don't like about it. 1) When I turn the light switch on (supplying 120V to the power supply) there is about a 2 second delay before the LED's come on, and2) If I leave the light switch off for 2 or 3 days and turn it on, it frequently does not remember the color and brightness where I left it.My question to you is for the ones that you made up - do you have either of those issues with the PIR?This may be a perfect solution for me.
Nice instructable. I totally enjoy the result.Thanks !
Good instructions. Now, how do you make the nut to go with it?
One way to at least reduce the cross-grain chip out is to consolidate (impregnate) the fibers of the surface if the dowel with a heavy, saturating coat of thinned polyurethane before starting to cut the spiral. Wipe off the excess after it has time to be absorbed and allow to dry thoroughly. Lacquer based sanding sealer, shellac, or even slow-set epoxy thinned with lacquer thinner will also help to solidify the wood fibers. add an oil based stain to the liquid will give a contrasting color to the surface wood too.
Great idea! Looking for exactly this for an art installation. Three Questions: What were your total project costs (estimated)?How long did you set the lights to stay on? How sensitive is the detector? Did it go off at any little sign of movement?Thanks!
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