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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2005 02:44:59 PM »

i made one too and i must say it beats watching actual tv by a very, very long shot. especially while watching pocahontis (Sp?)

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« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2005 08:32:24 AM »

Just brilliant!, totally love it! tnx 4 sharing

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« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2005 01:31:53 PM »

My kids are going to love this!  I think we'll have to make it a family project.  I can just picture us all zoned out in our rooms, dazed by our pixilators!

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« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2005 01:36:34 PM »

I recently saw a similar item for sale on velocityartanddesign.com. they use suction cups to hold semi-translucent boxes to the screen. thought i'd mention it b/c the suctions cups are a cool idea...but absolutely love your do-it-yourself, cheap, crafty solution.


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« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2005 04:16:10 PM »


They have some really cool stuff, just expensive.   Sad

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« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2005 09:58:44 AM »

So FINALLY after months of collecting toilet paper rolls (the collection took much longer than I predicted) I have myself a pixelator. All my roommates thought I was crazy (we had a cupboard in the bathroom stuffed with toilet paper tubes) until I turned down the lights, put on some Bjork and flipped on the television. In one word we were mesmerized. Thanks again for sharing your kick ass idea. My roommates and I have begun to use the phrase, "Before/After the pixelator...."
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« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2005 10:25:53 AM »

I too, at long last, have completed my pixilator. And it is so wonderful. Oh, how I love it! Let me recommend watching the Powerpuff Girls, with the Orb. Anyway, a couple suggestions for further enjoyment:
1. I put fabric on the back too, so you can view it from any angle and not see the picture. This dampens the light a trifle, but I thought it improved the experience nonetheless. Does anyone know if cutting the tubes increases the light? My tubes are at the regular length; I thought cutting them in half might improve the light output. Also, then I would have 2 PIXILATORS!!!
2. I haven't actually done this yet, but the squared pixilator featured for sale inspired me. I think using the boxy holder things beer bottles come in would make for a nice pixilator. I tried it in mine and it seemed to work. Also you wouldn't need very many. And what about that hexagonal stuff made out of cardboard things come packaged in occasionally? It would be like watching TV through a beehive!
Anyway, I totally love my pixilator; it's changed my life. And I've only had it one day. My friends didn't get it either, but now they respect my crafty ideas. My husband said it was the coolest thing I've ever made. I will never throw away another toilet paper tube again. (And wouldn't it be a cool Christmas present for those tween cousins you never know what to buy for? They'd be like, "Thanks.... a box of toillet paper tubes.... thanks a lot..." And then, later that night when they tried it, you'd get a call, his is incredible!!!")

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« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2005 01:41:17 PM »

I also put a peice of fabric on the back to help diffuse the actual image on screen. I also cut my rolls in half and I think that makes up for the diffusion of light. Smiley

« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2005 10:25:15 PM »

Hey, Miss Elizabeth!!  Just thought I'd tell you I made my pixelator square and it's great!  I was gonna post a picture tonight but my camera's batteries died  Angry I'll do it tomorrow night for sure!

I just used foamcore and paper towels, it was what I had handy when I read this post and wanted to make one right away.  It's too small for my tv (I made it just to see if it'll work) and I've been meaning to make another one but haven't had the chance yet but soon...real soon  Roll Eyes i hope

« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2005 01:09:59 AM »

I will never throw away another toilet paper tube again.
Hey, I'm sorry to repeat what I said in a previous post, but if you're impatient like me and don't want to wait until you have all those toilet paper rolls, you can take a sheet or two of poster board and cut out rectangles, roll them up, tape them or glue them or whatever into the "roll" shape, and there ya go.  I used white poster paper, and even though I guess it is a little thinner than the TP rolls, it worked just fine.  Just trying to help!

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