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  • dgrayson5 made the instructable Neon Goofy Lite7 months ago
    Neon Goofy Lite

    You went above and beyond including the part numbers for this project. The parts arrived and I really enjoyed putting it together. The circuit wiring is the same, but displaying it on my desk, I modified the parts layout - more horizontal than vertical and set the capacitors back a bit for a little more visibility of the neon lamps. I used o.d. green paint on perf board (as opposed to red). It is wired for random flashing.The circuit truly brings back the nostalgia using a transistor and powered by 4 AA batteries, and indeed "it works just as well as the original kit"!Thank you again, for sharing your updated version of the "Goofy Light"!

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  • dgrayson5 commented on netzener's instructable Neon Goofy Lite7 months ago
    Neon Goofy Lite

    Outstanding project, very nicely done! The revival of the "pbox Goofy Light". The "Science Fair Instruction Manual" is very professional, nicer than the original. Thank you for including the Mouser part numbers - a huge time saver. I ordered the parts today, all in stock. My sentiments exactly to your project description and comments below. I too, had a "pbox Goofy Light" I built when growing up in the 70's, and regrettably mined it for parts. I had made a similar one using the Neon Lamp Power Source circuit using a 555 chip from the "Archer Engineer's Notebook II" by Forrest M. Mims III. (picture posted) It works but does not have the same nostalgia as the original kit. Like JonR68, I would Google it once and while, and now thanks to you, it is a...

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    Outstanding project, very nicely done! The revival of the "pbox Goofy Light". The "Science Fair Instruction Manual" is very professional, nicer than the original. Thank you for including the Mouser part numbers - a huge time saver. I ordered the parts today, all in stock. My sentiments exactly to your project description and comments below. I too, had a "pbox Goofy Light" I built when growing up in the 70's, and regrettably mined it for parts. I had made a similar one using the Neon Lamp Power Source circuit using a 555 chip from the "Archer Engineer's Notebook II" by Forrest M. Mims III. (picture posted) It works but does not have the same nostalgia as the original kit. Like JonR68, I would Google it once and while, and now thanks to you, it is a reality. The anticipation is building as I wait for the parts to arrive. I look forward to building and displaying your version of the "pbox Goofy Light". Again thank you for sharing your fun project.

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