Instructables: exploring - technology - sign Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:44:56 PST BLOX v1.01 TouchnSign
TouchnSign - More DIY How To Projects]]> JodieC1 Touch ‘n’ Sign is a novel product aiming to increase the independence of blind people by helping them sign documents without the need of sighted assistance. Many legal and financial documents require wet ink signatures, which means that signatories need to physically sign with pen on paper, an impos...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:02:06 PST
E-scrap LED Sign
E-scrap LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> KalTol1994 I decided to put the pics I took during an LED sign project I did a while back and make an Instructable out of it. Everyone else used thin metal, I decided to use the circuit board from an old CD Drive. Tools used 1.) Drill Press2.) 5mm drill bit (we used 5mm LED's)3.) Table saw (we only used this t...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:07:34 PST
Edge lit name tags
Edge lit name tags - More DIY How To Projects]]> tobychan Not a step-by-step instructable, but the pictures give you an idea of what can be acheived with small scale LED edge lighting. This example Edge lit by a single multicolour changing LED and powered by 3x 1.5v watch batteries. The Chloe tag was engraved using a dremel and the Toby tag was engraved us...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:44:44 PST
3D sign/ornament
3D sign/ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrCohen123D This was made on TinkerCAD and published on Thingiverser: is a great example of how you can make a fun sign or message to hang on your tree or above your doorway. Beginning The chains .stl is available on the thingiverse pageFor the sign: -Flatten any sh...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:30 PDT
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science [Part 2]
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science [Part 2] - More DIY How To Projects]]> jackiez "For the main event of Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, we had a great turnout. Many people showed up interested in creating something with the LED's that we were provided from Instructables. We completed our "FLAGSHIP" sign along with smaller projects like greeting cards. On o...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:36:52 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chimera Dragonfang There are kind of a lot of them. But then, everybody does like glowing things, yes? Yes, of course they do. Things that glow are awesome.I needed a project. I felt that the Bergen hackerspace needed a cool sign. Karlmag shared that opinion. Thus it was only logical that we team up to build one.Skill...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Animated EL Wire Sign
Animated EL Wire Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> makeict MakeICT was the recipient of an EL (electroluminescent wire) kit from Instructables and in January 2014. We decided that our most pressing need was a sign to direct people to our door. We meet bi-weekly and it took 7 sessions to create the sign in its current state. About halfway thr...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:17:55 PDT
Edge Lit Declaration of Independence!
Edge Lit Declaration of Independence! - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickosgood The video shows an overview of the build. You'll still need a few things in order to replicate this. I've included various files in the next steps. Teensy WiringI used a Teensy 2.0 for this project. The LED strip I used was an older Adafruit RGB LED strip based on the HL1606 chip. This strip is i...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:03:55 PDT
Personal Coffee Sign
Personal Coffee Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArtCAM Create a simple sign in artcam express . Wording and components can be changed to create your own designs. Things needed: ArtCAM Express CNC Machine and selection of cutting tools Piece of material Watch the full video. The design 1. Select Open model and select the Vines_Grass.png f...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:35:21 PDT
Illuminated Sign
Illuminated Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> HeWhoMakesStuff After building a sign which used strip LEDs (link) I still had a few feet of them left. I decided to try to build a different kind of sign. I am overall happy with the design and build of it, Though I would suggest buying the best quality of plywood your budget allows. The edges show in this project...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:50:16 PDT
Beware of Dog Sign dirtrydr88 So I noticed that my neighborhood has a bunch of dogs.  And in my neighborhood, a lot of people put those ugly "for sale" sign style "Beware of Dog" plastic signs on their fences.  I thought to myself, there has to be a more subtle way of pointing out your pets without making your fence ugly. So I t...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:41:44 PDT
ArtCAM Express - Creating a funky coffee shop sign ArtCAM How to create a funky coffee shop sign in artcam express. Customize the text to personalize it and even change the image for a totally different sign. Things needed; ArtCAM Express CNC machine & cutting tools Images Piece of material
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:50:16 PDT
ArtCAM Express - Creating a simple sign ArtCAM Using ArtCAM Express you can learn how to create a simple sign from vectors. Things needed: ArtCAM Express cnc router piece of material machine tool bits
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:26:59 PDT
Backlit Sign
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> babylonfive This Instructable shows you how to build a Side-lit Acrylic Sign, illuminated by an LED light fixture. For this project we'll use a laser cutter to cut wood and acrylic. We use multiple layers of laser-cut wood glued together to achieve a complex shape easily, and a laser-cut acrylic cutout provi...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
LED Sign KKremke My friend's birthday is coming up, and she is a 14-year-old astronomy nerd. I decided to make her this sign, not only for a gift but to get the experience as a beginner to the world of LED's. It says "Astronomers Only". (Her nickname is "Sidereal" [astronomy term] and mine is "Fluffy. What a great n...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:00:22 PST
Glowing Nameplate
Glowing Nameplate - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ehawk67 Christmas presents for the whole family. Unique wood base and personalized acrylic LED nameplates crafted using a Epilog laser etcher and cutter. Everyone loves them. I made it at TechShop. Set up image and run the laser I start by drawing the cut out line for the laser cutter i...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:38:28 PST
LED Acrylic edge lit art and sign
LED Acrylic edge lit art and sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kale_3d Make a bright beautiful LED art piece or sign Gather Materials You will need:- An engraver, dremel, or rotary tool- A 1/8 inch thick 12 inch by 12 inch piece of acrylic (can be found on amazon for around $5)- Wood- A saw- A towel- A piece of paper- A pen or printer- LED's- Wire- Soldering iron- S...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:49:45 PST
How to Make an Individually Addressable LED Matrix Sign
How to Make an Individually Addressable LED Matrix Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> at0mbxmb A few days ago, Adafruit posted a blog about their new NeoMatrix library. They don't have any tutorials up, but linked to their github for anyone who just can't wait can go ahead and have a hack at it. So last night I pulled their code, soldered together some 60-LED density individually addressa...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:03:30 PDT
Custom Wood Inlay Sign (Laser Cut at TechShop)
Custom Wood Inlay Sign (Laser Cut at TechShop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichaelDFarmer I made this sign for my Harley-riding father-in-law. It was pretty easy and inexpensive to make. The most costly supplies were the wood stain, pretreat, and top coat, but it only takes a few milliliters of each, so if you already own them you can produce one of these signs for just a few dollars eac...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:05:05 PDT
Biohazard Sign spyder2021 Here is a quick model I made of a Biohazard Logo with an optional sign background.  Each piece is separate and also included one with everything on it.  Hope you like.  Please note that I showed a rendered image of what it would look like if you choose to paint it.
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Wed, 29 May 2013 17:40:32 PDT
A quick and easy edge lit sign Djandco This was made from two bits of Perspex that I used my CNC to engrave Open and Closed into then used a string of LED's to edge light them. A short length of 25x15 trunking and hot glue holds it all in place. A simple three position switch selects Open, Closed and off. I did say it was simple :-) ...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:46:41 PDT
Geekorations from Junk Motherboards MattsAwesomeStuff If you have some junk motherboards (or other circuit boards) laying around, you could turn them into a sign or any other decoration. I made this one for my local hackerspace. I put the whole tutorial/demo into the following video. If you end up making something, post a link in the comments I'd l...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 02:02:27 PST
12-21-2012 END of the world sign (lights up)
12-21-2012 END of the world sign (lights up) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ManCaveTutorials As we all know the world is going to be ending on 12-21-2012 because the MAYANS said so, not that there here to testify that. This sign is easy to build, cheap, and a great conversational piece for your man cave, den, or BATCAVE. From start to finish including dry time this should only take 2-3 hou...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:13:14 PST
Make a giant LED sign! (24x8 Matrix)
Make a giant LED sign! (24x8 Matrix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> astroboy907 UPDATE!! Schematic is ONLINE! UPDATE 2!! Code is ONLINE! This project details my rather rapid build of a 24x8 matrix.  My inspiration for this project came from Syst3mX's 24x6 matrix. A 24x6 matrix was huge, but it just was too small for me, as not much can be done in only 6 lines. My goal was to ...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:54:00 PST
DIY: Personalize Your Workroom | Vinyl Logo Design
DIY: Personalize Your Workroom | Vinyl Logo Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse How To: Personalize Your Hobby or Workroom with a Vinyl design   The purpose of this instructable is to show how I personalized my hobby area with a vinyl logo design. I chose this project to be my entry into the Make It Stick contest back in 2012 because I wanted to have an entry that uses as much...
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:10:33 PDT
Edge Lit Acrylic Sign
Edge Lit Acrylic Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> pardy73 Edge-lit LED signs are an attractive and innovative way of advertising your businesses and products. They are energy efficient and are easy to assemble from acrylic panels and LED tape or strips. The key to a good sign is how you laser the image or lettering on the acrylic sheet and how you mount th...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:41:58 PDT
Fake Neon Sign
Fake Neon Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquidhandwash I didn't know what to call this instructable, "robot night light"  "glow in the dark sign" "back lit laser engraving" "poor man's neon sign"  all came to mind, but this could be used for advertising, emergency exit sign, an award or it could just to sit on your desk and look pretty. The size is only...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 22:09:30 PDT
Acrylic LED sign aykalper So my good friend was leaving for college and I wanted to make her a personalized gift.  Unfortunately for me, she already had everything she wanted, so I had to be creative.  I decided to to make a glowng acrylic LED sign with her initials on it.  I first cut the piece of acrylic and then etched he...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:55:27 PDT
LED Sign - Sequencer
LED Sign - Sequencer - More DIY How To Projects]]> WWC This is an LED sign for my Internet shop here in the Philippines. It lights each letter progressively until all are lit then keeps the word on for one more sequence, then off. Repeat. I didnt use the 2N3053"s shown in the diagram as they are 7 times more expensive than the BD135"s i replaced them w...

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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:04:04 PDT
Hipmunk Bathroom Status Indicator Sign
Hipmunk Bathroom Status Indicator Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> christopherhesse I work at Hipmunk, an awesome hotel/flight search site based in San Francisco. To give a bit of background, until our subtenants move out, our current office has a single bathroom for more than 10 employees and nobody can see the bathroom door to see if it's in use, so there's a bit of lock contenti...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:49:51 PDT
Altoids "Sign"
Altoids "Sign" - More DIY How To Projects]]> haikuordie Every parent knows early on what it takes to make their child happy.  When that child is autistic, those things may be somewhat different.  My son happens to find certain things fascinating that most children couldn't care less about.  Signs are the number one thing he likes to play with.  He likes ...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 21:48:31 PDT
Creating a Custom Sign Board
Creating a Custom Sign Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> thanangell We have been so flush with eggs here at Bean's Rock Farm that I was tempted to re-enact the egg scene from Cool Hand Luke. I needed to get a sign up to help draw attention to the fact that we have eggs for sale. Here I show how I used a one-time stencil to mask the sign board for spray painting. Th...
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Sat, 5 May 2012 19:45:29 PDT
Making a Project Description Plaque
Making a Project Description Plaque - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSSJ-ryan In this Instructable I will show my process in making plaques for TechShop member's project pictures. We have MANY great members at TechShop, who make incredible things, and we like to show them off. =) These little plaques describe the project, a little bit about the member, and the tools/classes t...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:48:48 PDT
Movie Mylar Sign Lighting Box Elemental LED DIY by: Michael Goodman Hi Everyone!! So here is how I built my custom Movie Mylar Sign Lighting Box. I hope it is helpful for anyone out there that wants to make there own. All my lighting product from Materials: Custom Box Light Bar (Neutral White 20"} Light Bar Extension C...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:03:31 PDT
Laser Cut Acrylic THINK Desk Sign
Laser Cut Acrylic THINK Desk Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> talk2bruce I've always liked Thomas J. Watson's quote "All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think" so I thought I'd make a laser cut acrylic desk sign with the word "THINK".  To create the sign, I used CorelDraw to draw the outlines of the letters, surrounded them ...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:34:30 PST
PS/2/You: Go-anywhere, LED digital message board
PS/2/You: Go-anywhere, LED digital message board - More DIY How To Projects]]> Earthling! Combine three inexpensive LED matrix display panels, an Ardweeny microcontroller and a standard PS/2 computer keyboard into your own go-anywhere, instantly updatable 768-pixel digital message board. The code can hold up to six lines of text with a maximum of 100 characters each. Pressing a key on t...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 23:25:33 PST
Class of 2013 LED banner/sign
Class of 2013 LED banner/sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhx86 I wanted to make our class stick out more than the others at the pep rallys, so I decided to build an LED banner/sign that would display class of 2013. Materials: LED's foam core wood screws wire AA batteries and holder light switch velcro solder first print out the letters for your banner ...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:00:22 PST
Communicating with a Pro-Lite LED Display, Cable Construction and Protocol
Communicating with a Pro-Lite LED Display, Cable Construction and Protocol - More DIY How To Projects]]> fjordcarver I had a Pro-Lite display that I had picked up cheap without any communication cable, or any software, lying around in my shop. At least I had the remote, but it was slow and I never thought I would actually use it like that. It was high time that I got around to making a cable and looking into the p...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2011 20:15:04 PST
Rainbowduino Sign
Rainbowduino Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> alinke The Rainbowduino is a variant of the Arduino and among other things is capable of driving an 8x8 RGB LED matrix. I had just finished a backyard re-model and was in need of an entrance sign. Rainbowduino Sign from opengadgets on Vimeo. Part List: 2 Rainbowduinos - $19.90 each 2 8 x 8 Matr...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:46:31 PDT
EL wire Sign board for Salon slwthr Items you want : Soldering iron , solder wire , EL wires, EL wire Inverter, Heat shrink tubes , glue gun , cutter, insulation tape, wires , perspex board, Black mat Vinyl for the board EL wires and EL wire inverter bought from Ebay. Steps: first Cut your Perspex board for your board size, and pas...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:57:45 PDT
How To Build A Spark Gap Tesla Coil (SGTC)
How To Build A Spark Gap Tesla Coil (SGTC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Xellers Shoot foot-long bolts of lighting through the air, light fluorescent tubes without wires, and power your other high voltage experiments with the aid of this tabletop-sized Tesla coil! Once the parts have arrived, it comes together in about a weekend, and for less than $200 even for those without a...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:11:31 PDT
LED Sign
LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> carlitos Here's how to make a microcontroller based 7 letter (or less) LED sign.  Each letter is individually controlled and so you can program it to display many different patterns.  It uses the darling transistor array ULN2003A to switch letters on and off.  The DC voltage you use will determine the maximu...
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Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:28:19 PDT
LED sign board
LED sign board - More DIY How To Projects]]> yousuffarooq How to make a easy LED sign board this is my first instructable. Materials and tools LEDs circuit board in this case I used a matrix board AC/DC adapter in this case I used a 10v one helping hands small switch wire soldering kit.  Materials and tools Place all your LEDs in your LEDS In a boar...
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Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:11:09 PDT
DIY Backlit Wood Sign
DIY Backlit Wood Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> jumpfroggy I went to a business expo/show recently, and I wanted a better sign for my booth.  I had a simple vinyl banner printed up from before, but it's really easy for others to ignore since it doesn't catch the eye.  I wanted something lit up and simple, so I came up with the idea for a backlit sign. Back...
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Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:51:30 PST
Lasered Wood and Leather Sign
Lasered Wood and Leather Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> tortadon This is an easy project if you have an Epilog Laser since it does the bulk of the work. I like this sign as it catches the eye of the beholder, says what it needs to say, and is fun to make. Lets get started. Step 1 I used a 3.5" by 12" board that was about 1/4" thick for this sign. Place the bo...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:20:49 PST
Make a digital signature, use less paper
Make a digital signature, use less paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> killerjackalope There are lots of applications out there for editing PDF files, one really handy tool is adding the ability to sign forms without printing them and scanning them just to email them away again.  However not everyone knows how to make the image, it's really easy though.  As a suggestion I wouldn't s...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:41:01 PST
Personal Applause Sign
Personal Applause Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo For the longest time, people have been neglecting to applaud my myriad accomplishments. I could not abide by this and henceforth set out to resolve this issue. The solution wasn't immediately obvious, but after mulling it over for a while, it suddenly hit me. People have been culturally conditioned ...
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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:38:00 PDT
Edge Lit Displays
Edge Lit Displays - More DIY How To Projects]]> Grathio Do you ever need a cheap, quick way to make an impressive display? Do ever want to show more than a blinking LED but want something easier to use than a LCD? Do you want to make light appear to hover in mid-air? Then give some thought to edge lighting. At the last Maker Faire I had a bunch of inter...
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Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:22:59 PDT
LED exit sign
LED exit sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ry25920 I was browsing on and saw an exit sign on sale..... $3.00. I found that offer irresistible. Now, for the instructions this is all about......Note: This was made after this was built so excuse the average photos and steps. Materials and tools needed Material:1.) A light-up exit ...
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Wed, 13 May 2009 14:27:46 PDT