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Flying Saucer Night Light

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Project by Lsmith3023 posted 05-26-2018 04:32 AM 712 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nightlight for Grandson’s room Turned from a glued up MDF blank. Hammertone paint and pinstripes. LED controller & strips from Amazon. The dome is for a security camera (found it on EBay)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HFs3edz2ItHVFQr92 Saucer Video

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VGwuYpp1IjpEzFwu2 Early test in dark room (pre-paint)





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awsum55

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#1 posted 05-26-2018 06:09 AM

How fun is that? He’s gonna love it.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 11:17 AM

Marvin’s a nice touch. The entire project is a very neat idea.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 01:05 PM

Wow! You did a wonderful job on this flying saucer light. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 05-26-2018 03:16 PM

That is awesome!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-26-2018 04:05 PM

Way cute and love that you got Marvin the Martian to pilot it!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#6 posted 05-26-2018 07:59 PM

Real cool project, well done
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 05-27-2018 02:12 AM

It’s out of this world. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 05-27-2018 02:39 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!

The video’s make it all the better, but it’s hard to improve on Marvin the Martian. Awesome job Grandpa. I bet there is a little Man who loves that.

Congrats on your 3.

Thanks for posting, that made me happy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-27-2018 11:53 AM

Very cool! Imaginative use of lighting!

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#10 posted 05-27-2018 12:06 PM

un-doggone-believable

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 05-29-2018 03:06 PM

Great project for a little one! Looks good too! What did you use for the cover over the LEDs around the perimeter? Great work!

-- Dennis, WV

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Lsmith3023

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#12 posted 05-29-2018 09:05 PM

drbyte,

the outside ring is a strip cut from a fluorescent light diffuser panel. They are hard to cut with a saw but I was able to cut mine with my laser. I have cut the stuff before with a Dremel tool as well.

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Lsmith3023

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#13 posted 05-30-2018 01:13 AM



drbyte,

the outside ring is a strip cut from a fluorescent light diffuser panel. They are hard to cut with a saw but I was able to cut mine with my laser. I have cut the stuff before with a Dremel tool as well.

- Lsmith3023

Let me clarify: the plastic panel chips and cracks even with the finest saw blade in the bandsaw. The laser cut it straight and true.

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drbyte

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#14 posted 05-31-2018 06:44 PM

Got it! Thanks for the info. That stuff is pretty brittle, just like thin plexiglass!

-- Dennis, WV

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