Navi Christmas Tree Lights

Introduction: Navi Christmas Tree Lights

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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:

Supplies:

The supplies I used: (with affiliate links)

Philips dewdrop lights - shorturl.at/CLM35
White cardstock - https://amzn.to/2PcwjeM

The tools I used:

Inkscape - www.inkscape.org
K40 laser cutter - https://amzn.to/2sKq0aB

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Step 1: Designing the Wings

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    4 Discussions

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    Nick70587
    Nick70587

    6 weeks ago

    These are so cool and simple. My wife is a Zelda nut so she would love these.

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    OnceUponaWorkbench
    OnceUponaWorkbench

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    They would make a good gift for any Zelda lover!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    7 weeks ago

    So cute and simple! Is there any worry about the paper touching the lights?

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    TimothyM116
    TimothyM116

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    I'm not sure, but I think that this light buls are RGB led. So no worries about heat. I cannot be sure because I cannot find them to buy here in Italy however...