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My hairs on fire
My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus
Member Since: 21st Oct 2004
Total posts: 515
Posted:Hello everyone,
Well after doing a fair bit of reashearch ive decided to go ahead an try to make myself a **undoutably barbaric** set of led glow sticks smile
Ive found out where i can get all the main stuff but was wondering if anyone knew where i could get clear plastic tubing/stainless steel tubing from?
Thankyou very much and i hope everyones '06 has started on the right foot!
Bye bye,
Ahmet weavesmiley


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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Not exactly cheap but they have a lot of doo-dahs that are great for LED housing.

TAP Plastics


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My hairs on fire
My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus
Member Since: 21st Oct 2004
Total posts: 515
Posted:Cheerz buddy, geez that polycarbonate stuffs expensive isnt it!
I think ile try an get sum acrylic or sumthin cause one of the reasons i wanna make my own is so that i dont ave to spend a fortune for new glowy things lol.


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thor
thor

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Location: Portland, Oregon
Member Since: 19th Feb 2004
Total posts: 181
Posted:meh. that stuff from tap is not too expensive

expensive happens when you buy the same cheap crap 7 times over so you can try out different padding ideas, and they still break on you ;]

you always get what you pay for.


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*HyperLight
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Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Written by: My hairs on fire
i hope everyones '06 has started on the right foot!



Getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we? biggrin


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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Watch out with those acrylic tubes. They will crack if you hit them hard enough. Polycarbonate on the other hand is virtually indestructible. If you get tubes with 1 1/2" inside diameter you should be able to easily fit all of the components inside.

What LEDs are you planning on using?


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My hairs on fire
My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus
Member Since: 21st Oct 2004
Total posts: 515
Posted:Going to use the leds from ere http://www.led-lights.co.uk/led-white.htm
would love to use the luxons but i dont know enough about what im doing yet and dont wanna ruin 15 led's!

I will be looking around to see if i can find some cheep poly carbonate, if not it will be acrylic an loads of silicone lol. I want to put a nice lil cluster in each poi, maybe 6 or 8 biggrin





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Written by: My hairs on fire
i hope everyones '06 has started on the right foot!





Getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we? biggrin





Hahaha im such a dunce, thats twice ive done that now!


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*HyperLight
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old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I got a metre of polycarb - really tough stuff, 22mm IIRC for about 10. I can't find the details here in my flat, but I may have more luck tomorrow when I pick up some bits from my folks. I'll let you know if I find the details.

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My hairs on fire
My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus
Member Since: 21st Oct 2004
Total posts: 515
Posted:Wow that would be great buddy, thank you very much!

Henry Hill - 'One day the kids from the neighbourhood carried my mothers groceries all the way home, you know why? It was out of respect'...

ahmet_20valve_ahmet(at)hotmail(dot)com
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EarthChi1dSM
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Member Since: 18th Jan 2008
Total posts: 4
Posted:Hey duuuude. Um, Cut the ends off of chemical glowsticks, wash out tubing THOROUGHLY and use that. Try different manufacturers though cause they each vary slightly. The slightest bit might mean the difference between success and no luck.

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