Introduction: Navi Christmas Tree Lights
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me some Navi Christmas tree lights.
Inspired by a project from @_nappyheadedninja_ on Instagram, I made some Legend of Zelda's Navi lights for my Christmas tree. This is a very simple project to put together that adds a ton of much needed (in my opinion) geeky flair to any Christmas tree.
Here's how I put it together:
Step 1: Designing the Wings
I started by measuring the base of one of the bulbs on the lights, then brought a design of wings into Inkscape and scaled the design to ensure that the center of the wings would fit over the bulb.
I duplicated the pattern 30 times, and exported it to my laser cutter software (K40 whisper)
Step 2: Cutting the Wings
I put the cardstock into the laser cutter, then sent the design from K40 whisper to the laser cutter. Using a speed of 10 and power level of 5, the laser cut out all the wing patterns.
Step 3: Adding the Wings to the Lights
I unscrewed each of the bulbs on the light strand, adding a pair of wings to each bulb before screwing it back in.
Step 4: Lighting the Tree
I had a small Christmas tree that I wanted to put these on, so I started by hiding the battery pack inside some ribbon wrapped around the base of the tree. I wrapped the Navi lights around the tree to the top, and then turned them on!
Step 5: Enjoying the Lights
Simple. Geeky. Looks fantastic.
Step 6: Watch the Video!
Now that you know how it was done, watch the video to see how I put it together!
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