Month: March 2011

Brushed Steel Plate

I’ve cut myself a piece of steel for the sign and managed to get it completed to the point where I can attach the EL wire. I first grabbed two washers, bent them slightly and welded them to the steel.

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Obtaining Materials

I’ve done a bit of work on my bar sign project. First of all, I’ve converted my design to black and white, resized it a bit and printed it out onto A3 paper. This is the (rough) but workable pattern.

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Electroluminescent Bar Sign Project

A friend of mine is coming up to his 40th Birthday and he’s having a cocktail party to celebrate. I’ve decided I wanted to make him a “Neon” bar sign for a gift. Neon signs are expensive, use lots of

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Astro CCD Camera and 50mm F1.4 = Mag 9

Auckland weather has turned in the last week. Evenings must be about 5-10 degrees cooler now meaning the atmosphere is more stable and ultimately better sky viewing conditions. I set up my Mintron camera with the 50mm F1.4 Lens I

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