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Shop Mural cutout

Postby swinkdaddy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:45 pm

Here is the finished artwork for the mural cutout for the hack factory. This will use 4 sheets of plywood to cover 8'x16' of area. The plan is to project the image this Wen (jan 27th) and then start cutting away the negative space with a jig saw. I purchased 4 sheets of 1/2" sanded plywood and some backing 2x4s, so we will be ready to rock Wen. Mike H said he should be able to get a projector to trace up the image. Note: actual blues - tints will be based on what paint colors we can mix up from freebies.
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Postby Theo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:25 pm

That's pretty damn awesome. :D :mrgreen: :ugeek:

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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby noise » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby jtbarclay » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:45 am

Any chance someone could set up a camera for a time-lapse video of the entire process?

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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby metis » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:06 pm

jtb graet idea. anyone have a digicam they want to leave on a tripod in teh space?

actually a few digicams of crappy resolution (even 1MP) that can be set on a timer and turned on or off and "locked down" in a spot, woudl be fun for other projects as well. clip on a camera to teh workbench yoou're on and turn it on, every 5 min it snaps a pic....

anyone have a bucket of white christmas lights or a lead on getting some locally? LED preferable for fire safety.

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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby uptownmaker » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:48 pm

metis wrote:jtb graet idea. anyone have a digicam they want to leave on a tripod in teh space?

actually a few digicams of crappy resolution (even 1MP) that can be set on a timer and turned on or off and "locked down" in a spot, woudl be fun for other projects as well. clip on a camera to teh workbench yoou're on and turn it on, every 5 min it snaps a pic....

anyone have a bucket of white christmas lights or a lead on getting some locally? LED preferable for fire safety.


Do I even have to say it?

Yes, I have a few white LED Christmas light strings (somewhere between 2 and 5- too long since I even saw them). And, I also have a REALLY cheap REALLY cheesy digital camera (four, actually) that I was planning on hacking. What I don't have is time...

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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby metis » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:34 am

well i've got a living thyme and rosemary, and dried sage....

we counted up and we're gonna need in the neighborhood of 1000 actual leds. (on a holiday light strands) to light the thing reasonably decently. ideally all from the same mfg so they're reasonably close to the same color temperature....

in an ideal world i know exactly the product to use, but it's ~$100 per linear foot, so barring a massive grant, we're winging it. (for those of you who don't know, i used to work in architectural lighting design)

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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby swinkdaddy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:37 am

So far the cheapest 100 light LED strand I could find was 19.00 (from reputable site) off the interwebs. But thats 200 bucks for all that is needed.
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Re: Shop Mural cutout

Postby noise » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:45 am

What was the actual length measured, it certainly wasn't anywhere near 10 strings worth, more like 2 to 3. Let's think low end for now and just see how it goes.

Here's an idea, let's use what Mike offered and see where it gets us.
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Postby swinkdaddy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:36 pm

Ah, the the measured length was much less(~85'), but we want 1-2 inches between lights to give the best seamless light coverage. the 1000 lights are ~100 ft x 1 light per inch. a suitable alternative is 1.5 lights per inch (750 lights) or 1 per 2 inches (500 lights). based on cost, I am leaning towards 500 LEDs just because I am already $70 into the wood.
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