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My bedroom is dull. its small. plain. and i want to change it. i was looking at the electro graph that grafiti research labs made. is there anyway i can have a colorful lighting design in my room that i could power on and off? Any cool ideas on decorating with shelving and such?


Im not very good with furniture or anything, but i look at all of these folding tables that have like pingpong on one side and poker table on the other. I was thinking if my bed was high enough off the ground i could flip it so it was a bed/ couch. This would be best for me because of size, my room is really quite small so i dont have room for any of those pull out beds. is this possible?

Well, soon enough i will be picking up supplies for my room with the possibility of moving into my attic which is pretty cozy. I am still sorting out cool ideas for my room considering that the attic is quite large, some of the ideas are a work station with my third hand and soldering and electronics equipment and desk where i can keep my laptop and do homework (this would probably be connected to the soldering work station with a bit of space inbetween. My bed with the DIY projetor and tyvek screen, Somewhere in the room i would also have a microwave that i still have lying around the house. Anyone have any ideas for re-doing a room, if so please post.

Take a picture of the attic, so we can see what you've got to work with. ..did you make the DIY projector with an overhead projector?

not yet im planning on buying the overhead projector either today or tomorrow off ebay ill post some pictures within the hour

Got the tyvek from the construction site for a house they are building a a block away. And the monitor would be coming from my dads old laptop, its a compaq the monitor works fine but the laptop was unusable as a computer there is alot of stuff messed up with it but it does have vga and dvi port.

will do, i think my biggest issue with the attic would be the fact that since my house is 100 something years old the attic has the slanted walls, but it does have a carpet and is heating and all, my parents talked about dormering it out once but i don't think that will by happening very soon but i was thinking about moving up there anyway.

quick thought: I have an xbox 360 could it be connected to the monitor used on the overhead projector to make sweet sweet large screen goodness?

Maybe the Rasterbator. You upload an image from your computer, and it comes out of your printer by the 8 x 11 sheets, and you put them up to make a huge image of the one you uploaded.

I've got a big one of those up on my wall. Be warned though, it's a pain to cut off the borders, on account of your printer can't print to the edge of the paper. (Unless yours can?)

Which photosmart do you have..are you sure it's not just the 4x6 prints that are borderless?

Its the C4280 Um just went through the settings it can print normal sheets of paper and 4x6's borderless. It has a pretty nice scanner on it too, I use it to scan printed photos then digitize them.

I've seen a college dorm where they make a cool design with fishing twine and tacks on the ceiling, then theres a black light at the edge of the ceiling pointing towards the twine...it looks really cool.

. According to a fisherman acquaintance, it's so the line is easier to see (it does have a slight glow in sunlight). When I asked if it didn't also make it easier for the fish to see, he just looked confused. Not sure if I believe him or not.

Hmmm.... I wonder what fishes' visual sensitivity is?


According to this chart, a lot of sport fish can see blue light very well, some approaching UV, but most are weak at the red end of the spectrum. If the line fluoresces yellow, orange or red then they will be pretty well invisible to the fish.

. IIRC, the UV-reactive lines I have seen have greenish/blueish glows. But I wasn't paying that much attention - I'm not a big fan of fishing and "glow in the dark" lost its' novelty decades ago. If fishing line could make a computer or classic Mustang run faster, I would have paid more attention. :)

You tried looking for Electroluminescent wire?. That stuff's pretty cool, I got some blue from IKEA and it's wrapped around by desk legs. I modded it to be powered by my USB so it turns on with my PC =].

I have space invaders stenciled all over my walls, and a giant poster of Lichtenstein's "WHAAM" by Blockposters. I'm looking into ways of making the explosion LED lit and the eyes/edges of the space invaders lit up.

I have shelves made of a special type of Plexiglas, that is sort of neon effect. If you look through it, it's orange, but the edges sort of "collect light" from the plastic and reflect them outwards, looking like neon. My Dad rigged them up so it looks like floating shelves.

I'm also looking into putting some "Ground effect" cold cathodes under my bed, for added coolness.