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« on: April 17, 2007 01:52:01 PM »

I'm pregnant and thought it would be neat to use my husbands Star Trek Christmas ornaments as the baby's mobile if it turns out that I'm having a boy.   I thought about buying a cheap mobile and just replacing whatever is hanging from it with the ornaments, but a lot of them light up or make noise, so I don't know if there would be a way to hook them up so that they could actually work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make it? 

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007 06:11:08 PM »

No Idea on how to make it turn, other than your hand, but take a dowel rod and tie an orniment on the end.  then make another.  Find the balance point of the rod with an orniment on the end and tie another string at the balance point (this one will go up).  Tie the rod with the up string onto the end of the previous rod.  find the balance point and tie another up string.

Like this

              [
              ]
      _____[_____
      ]              Kirk
      ]
      ]
____[________
              Spock


Keep going until you get everyone.  the sticks can get longer so that if you have bigger ornaments they wont hit the underneith ones

Look into Alexander Calder - master of kinetic (moving) art
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007 07:23:51 PM »

cool idea.  I used my Voyager ornament as a rear view mirror ornament.

Consider though still making the mobile if you have a daughter.  Star Trek's good for everyone!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007 01:06:29 PM »

What MunLtStmpr said.  Science fiction isn't just for boys and men.  I got hooked on Star Trek: TOS when I was little (sheez, I'm old), and it was all downhill from there.

Of course, if the ornaments are going to be within baby's reach, make sure there are no loose pointy wires, and make sure baby can't break the ornaments and injure her/himself (not sure if they're glass or what).

As for the actual construction of the mobile, can't help you there.
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muguet
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007 01:25:06 AM »

Do the ornaments light up/make sound?  I wasn't sure from the original post, sorry.
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Another vote for letting your baby girl grow up with SciFi! Grin
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