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The Packard Chandelier - I made it at TECHSHOP!
Laser Cut Edge Lit Halloween Display - I made it at TechShop!
Wow, this is massive! - akullerkann
Whoa! This is sweet! Thanks for sharing :) - DustandDoghair
This is just plain cool! Voting!(Buffalo needs a TECHSHOP!!) - DustandDoghair
Great tips on the gorilla glue, styrospray coating, and even the cheap silver fence paint! I'll be using your advice next time i want to make a foam sculpture of any kind - maybe my hackerspace, i3Detroit, could even use some Packard-inspired industrial flair :-)
You might think about LED lights for your next project.Although they are expensive, there are filament LED lamps that look a lot like vintage Edison incandescent lamps. Incandescent lamps will use around 40-60 watts each with a fair amount of heat, an LED will use around 4-8 Watts with no heat. These newer lamps have a 2500K color temperature, and output just about the light of a 60 Watt Edison. The previous generation were a little cooler color and output way too much light. When off, the filaments might look cool, or you might not like the look. There are also LED bulbs with a bunch of small LED lamps inside them (look like the starry night style LED). Those are more expensive, but they look way cooler when they are lit up. - dlebryk
Excellent transformation of materials! The final result doesn't look at all like styrofoam, certainly looks like you got something straight out of Myst! - SimpleAsPi
That's a great question - you can feel the heat coming off the chandelier if you get right up close, but the bulbs are actually pretty low wattage. The large bulbs are spread out far enough and there are gaps between the styro and glass. The small globe bulbs have a piece of laser cut hardboard (mdf) sandwiched between the bulb's glass surface and the styrofoam.
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