Hair Gel + LED = Light

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Hair gel is an excellent optical path. Bubbles create surprising tracery. Such source of illumination can be used somehow.

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    AndyPipkin

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I was going to use glass beads in containers for LED lighting .. not now !! great idea, thanks!

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    jackg

    7 years ago on Introduction

    cool,, where is the dropping or load resistor, or did you us 4-5 volt LEDs?

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    markeike

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'd like to do something similar but for a more permanent sealed lamp. Do you know if the hair gel will "go bad" or spoil over time? If so, anyone have any ideas on an alternative concoction that would last for years?

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    Acually i have a test tube with hair gel in it for 6 months or so, it hasnt gone off, its dried out a little when its spread thinly, but it seems to be fine,

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    COMMODORE64markeike

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    @markeike

    Do you have any answers or solutions to your questions? I have been wondering about it as well.

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    czestmyrmarkeike

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    A good question. I too would like to know. And if it does spoil over time, is there a more permanent alternative?

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    andybuda

    9 years ago on Introduction

    ye but you have still only filled syringes with her gel and put a led in it with a cd as a holder led`s in the neck of a person would look better, c how u go on with that should have just put led`s in the pot of gel or was that you 1`st idea that would look better .....

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    klafka

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder if you could run hair gel through a pump and have it be moving?

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    Joely

    10 years ago on Introduction

    it would be helfull if you could not just do it as a video, for people with laggy internet that takes ages to load viddos.. Anyway its prety cool, im gonna try it!

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    MJTH

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, How did you hook them up with your music? They all go to different parts, like the blue one went to the bass and the others to other parts. Howd you do that? Anyway Nice Tut! I added it to favorites and I might actually try it out sometime.

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    bballchamp1

    10 years ago on Introduction

    That looks amazing! How'd you hook them up to work with your music on the computer?