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PostPosted: 28.01.2003 06:39 
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japala you have probobly already thought of this...but to light up the main globe exterior could you used leds..or is the globe to thin and flimsy...also if doing that lighting up the top half would be another whole story in one...i guess i wonder how do you sugest using it as a light in the room like u said in the article...or were you just brainstorming without any ideas?

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PostPosted: 28.01.2003 13:06 
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There are many possibilities for this. One is to use regular or low energy heat bulb inside the sphere. Hehe, this is what it is made for in a first place. :) That would generate heat so maybe one could use couple of those 10cm cold cathodes because they don't produce heat in a same way. Leds could be possible too but I think that you should frost the sphere before so it would diffuse the light coming from the leds and give an even glow.


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PostPosted: 29.01.2003 01:41 
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oh yea...i fotgot about addressing the light displacement from leds...and i had one other idea...those small laser pointers ~$5 USD add three of them aimed at the plexi in the same way as with an led...they have a very bright source and can still be directional.... :D

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here's an idea, though it would be a little difficult, is to put the cold cathodes like you said, and use mirror tint around the globe. Once you turn the computer on, the blue cathode would show through, and when it's off, it looks like a big mirror globe.

Just a thought...

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PostPosted: 01.02.2003 20:56 
Another way I thought of is to just spray the globe with UV-reactive paint. I think there are those that can be seen through. Then just place loads of uv -leds inside and maybe even make them rotating with a small motor.

Could be cool to see spots of light moving around the globe. Maybe even some ornamental figures.


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PostPosted: 03.02.2003 04:35 
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hmm that would be unique... :!: IDEA!!! :!: a great mod...not gonna tell ill have to make a article on it

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