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  • and that is how a virus gets on your computer...evil-doer hides virus in image, unsuspecting person downloads image and the rest is history. am I right?

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  • Wobbler, I don't think using the LED strips as Christmas lights is instructable-worthy...unless I add a Raspberry Pi or something. All I did for Christmas lights was unroll the LED strip, stick it down and turn it on. Here is a video of how they looked/worked. The color changes are kind of neat but they do not look all that Christmas-y so I will be trying this year to change that. An ideas?

    Wobbler, I don't think using the LED strips as Christmas lights is instructable-worthy...unless I add a Raspberry Pi or something. All I did for Christmas lights was unroll the LED strip, stick it down and turn it on. Here is a video of how they looked/worked. The color changes are kind of neat but they do not look all that Christmas-y so I will be trying this year to change that. An ideas?

    I went to visit my grand-daughter and the bed yesterday. She told me that the bed is working great and that sometimes it creaks when she rolls over or sleeps on the edge. This can be resolved with a bit of beeswax. She did say, the sound does not keep her from sleeping. Yay! I think we have success!!

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  • We did test the platform before the mattress was put on and it was actually a little scary. I was afraid we would break something. That is why I added corner brackets and I also built a little step stool so the grand-daughter does not have to jump into the bed.You would be surprised how stable it is with the mattress on it. The mattress is one of the new super thick kinds so its weight is distributed across the entire platform and it distributes the weight of a person sleeping on it, even on the edge with out a problem.Still, it has been in use for a week and I am going back up to see how it is holding up.

    I talked with some guys who are older and wiser than me about working with wood and they indicated that I would need to strengthen the overhang. Their suggestion was that I use wood to create a zig zag pattern, not unlike what you might see on a garden gate. But since the platform is two pieces with 2" x 4" supports, it was already heavy. Adding more wood to it would make each piece too heavy for one person to move. So I went down to my local big box hardware store and shopped around. Found these strapping ties in two different weights. I chose the heavier weight because a) it was not as much as additional wood b) more sturdy than the lighter weight. They were not difficult to install as each corner is cut off and they match up in a zig zag pattern perfectly. Of course, I did no…

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    I talked with some guys who are older and wiser than me about working with wood and they indicated that I would need to strengthen the overhang. Their suggestion was that I use wood to create a zig zag pattern, not unlike what you might see on a garden gate. But since the platform is two pieces with 2" x 4" supports, it was already heavy. Adding more wood to it would make each piece too heavy for one person to move. So I went down to my local big box hardware store and shopped around. Found these strapping ties in two different weights. I chose the heavier weight because a) it was not as much as additional wood b) more sturdy than the lighter weight. They were not difficult to install as each corner is cut off and they match up in a zig zag pattern perfectly. Of course, I did not fill every hole with screws, just enough to secure the straps.When I have a few minutes, I will gather up my receipts and let you know how much I spent but, this was for my grand-daughter and I did not really care too much about the expense. I was going more for the one-of-a kind, cool look.

    I used pre-manufactured feet because I wanted them to look more like furniture. They were actually very expensive. Next time I would buy a post and, after a good sanding, slice it into feet. Should be easy enough to screw in a threaded post with a little glue to keep it firmly in place.

    Actually, these reels of lights come with a remote control that allow you to adjust color, intensity, rate of flash, etc. I do like the idea of attaching a motion sensor.

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