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jaysus
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Member Since: 7th Nov 2006
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Posted:Hi does anyone have any ideas about how to make an LED staff

I thought of makeing a staff and somehow sticking LED sticks on the ends instead of wicks
Any Ideas??????????



Durbs
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Posted:Er...get a stick and attach LED lights on to the end?
Tricky... wink


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jaysus
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Posted:Yeah but whats the best way to stick them on


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Posted:Blue-tak

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Durbs
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Posted:(Pssst, half the fun is playing around with different stuff... wink )

3 approaches

~ Attach the LED-device using as small a thing as possible to not obstruct light (e.g. screws)

~ Attach the LED using transparent stuff - selotape, PVA glue

~ Put LED into something transparent that is easier to attach to the staff than the device itself.


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Posted:http://www.mo-seph.com/main/fire/coldfire/staff
this may be of some help smile


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jaysus
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Posted:cheers smile


jaysus
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Member Since: 7th Nov 2006
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Posted:the light sticks come on keyrings so i thought of getting a hollow metal pole and attatching a chain to the light sticks through the middle of the pole

do you think it will work



Twisthem488
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Location: USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2004
Total posts: 187
Posted:I've done two things for light sticks. One method extremely simple, but not to great if your using LED sticks instead of glowsticks, and the other is great for LED sticks, but is a tad more difficult. Sorry If I confuse people, I use american and metric measurments...



For the first Is great if you have some 6" glowsticks lying around.

1. Get your favorite lenght of SCH 40 1/2" PVC pipe

2. Drill holes in it like show (the picture is of my glowchucks, but it works the exact same way for a staff)


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3. Take some 6" glowsticks and shove them down the ends with the thick plug end sticking out. if it slides in easy pull it back out and wrap the end in clear tape until it takes quite a bit of effort to push it in. Otherwise it will fly out whilst spinning. Never good.



The other one was a bit more dificult, but I still thought up the idea and put it together within half an hour so its simple.

1. Get your desired lenght of clear plastic tubing. I dont know what mine is. I got it from one of those hardware stores that has everything still in the crates it was shipped in. Anywho, its about 1 1/1" in diameter, with a wall of about 1mm



2. I took some of that foam that comes in packaging. Its ussually a sheet about a cm wide. I think bubble wrap would work as well. Cut it so that when it fits in the tube its just barely wide enough to match the circumfrence of the tubing. I left about 1/2" at the end.



3. I then took my streetlights and shoved them down to lign up with the foam. I drilled 2 holes in the tubing that lined up with the hole at the top of the streetlights (where the string ussually goes) I took a few inches of coat hanger wire, stuck it through the tubing, through the streetlight, back through the tubing and bent it around the tubing a bit. I then covered that with electrical tape so as to not poke my eyes out.



4. I then drilled a hole to line up with the button on the streetlight so I could turn it on/off change it mode.



5. I had some extra rave necklaces lying around, so I tore open the rubber star section to get the LED balls. These turn on and off by squeezing the shell. I placed that in the end of the tubing making sure it was situated in a way I could still squeeze it.



6. Slide the rubber star over the end and tape that one.



6. Add some grip and viola...


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