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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kodachrome Curtains on: February 14, 2010 03:00:00 PM
So many little holes!  Wink
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Hackle on: September 04, 2009 12:48:17 PM
This is such a great idea!  Do you think that it's too dangerous to try with nails?  (I worry that my cats will do something stupid). 

I tried a bunch of things making mine.  I've probably made 10 or so hackles now.  Nails are a major pain and I could never get mine the way I wanted them.  I did a couple that way and would say you need to make a jig for a drill press and drill out the holes to get everything even and not bend the nails at all getting them through the board. 

It's not worth the trouble IMHO when you can just use the picks or combs.

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: DIY Color Film Developing (extremely pic heavy!) on: January 14, 2009 10:09:42 AM
There is a link to her flickr account in her tag line or click the picture to get there  Grin
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: The Glass Insulator LED Lamp on: June 05, 2008 07:48:03 AM
Thanks everyone!  Grin
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / The Glass Insulator LED Lamp on: May 03, 2008 06:48:12 AM
This was an idea that came about when I brought home several glass insulators from work.  I was bored and picked them up out of ditches.  So today I actually pulled the parts together and went for it.   The one thing I didn't have was a power supply.  So a quick stop at Goodwill produced one for $1.  You can't beat that.  Here are a couple pictures of the finished project.

I used 3 superbright LEDs and tried to keep this a cheap and simple as possible.  I was really curious just how simple you could keep making something like this.  So here is the build really quick.  If you want the really long winded one check my blog here.

So I really just used the insulator, 3 LEDs, 3 resistors, a power supply , a weird electric connector thing , some screw connectors and some electrical tape.  After figuring out the LEDs and power supply I was going to use I found on online calculator here.  That will tell you what size of resistor to use and how to arrange the LEDs (ie in series/parallel).  You should get something like this....

So to the actual build.  Cut the connector off the end of the power supply cord and strip the wires.  Here is the one part that might throw people for a loop if they aren't used to working with electronics.  You need to find out which of the wires is the positive and which is the negative.  I used a multi-meter to find mine.  If you don't have the ability to check yours find a friend who does and make sure you mark which is which.

Me playing with the multi-meter Smiley

Now that you know your positive and negative wires, time to get the rest of the assembly together.  I put the resistors on the LEDs next...

Then I started building the weird little clippy thing.  I used this because I had it laying around.  There really wasn't any reason I couldn't have just used electrical tape for this part as well.  This will have the positive current running into it.

Then plug the positive side of the LEDs into the clippy thing. 

Hook the negative side up  and hopefully you have light....

I used another screw connector to hold the negative wire and the 3 resistors together.  Then insert parts.

I just taped them in place and done!

So, that's my cute little light.  You can see all my build pics here and blog post about it here.  Thanks for looking!
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #27 - Light me up! - Due May 1 - May 5 2008 on: April 22, 2008 11:54:40 PM
Well this will be my first Craftster challenge!  I've got something I made the other day I was going to post, but I guess I'll wait for the contest Grin
7  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Upholstered Toby Step on: April 18, 2008 11:00:28 AM
Time mostly.  Just really busy with other projects now that spring is here.
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Upholstered Toby Step on: April 18, 2008 09:58:20 AM
Now I've just got to get her to weave some fabric to upholster the new bench  Grin

9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Pinhole Camera madness! Warning - tons of pics! on: April 18, 2008 09:52:44 AM
I just want to say that your all a bunch of enablers Angry 

HI hun I love you Grin

10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: first hand spun... what on earth can I make? on: March 20, 2008 04:34:44 PM
Get out some big needles and make a hat.?  Seems to be what Jacki did with most of mine Wink
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