#1
Bored, wanna make something.

Any ideas for a really cheap DIY light show thing, fairy lights that throb with music or something?

I figure I could get an extra speaker, put an airtight tube over it with a membrane at the open end, a glittery piece of mirror on the membrane and shine a light at it...
What kind of light would be easiest?
Laser I assume, but is laser + house party + drunk idiots a good idea?
Would normal torchlight work if I covered the lens so the beam was thin?

It has to be cheap, easy to make, moderately durable - this thing's gonna be partied out
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Last edited by purplegreendave at Dec 6, 2009,
#2
Quote by purplegreendave

Laser I assume, but is laser + house party + drunk idiots a good idea?
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That's a great idea lol. just make sure the drunks don't blind themselves by staring directly into the lasers. drunks are sometimes incredibly retarded.
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#3
Take a lamp shade

-Cover it in aluminum foil
-Take colored saran wrap and put it on the bottom of the lamp shade.
- Put the lampshade on the lamp upside down.
- Now you have an insanely bright colored light...


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#4
Quote by IdntNedUrCvlWar
Take a lamp shade

-Cover it in aluminum foil
-Take colored saran wrap and put it on the bottom of the lamp shade.
- Put the lampshade on the lamp upside down.
- Now you have an insanely bright colored light...




i don't think that would last long on account of the drunks
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#5
ok... take a string of Christmas lights

in that string, there will be either two or three wires....

cut the wall plugs off of each side and then cut about a 2 foot section of the lights off..

so now you have a 3 foot section of Christmas lights... there will be one wire that all the lights are attached to.. the other two wire won't have any light fixtures on them....

unravel the wires so that you only have the one wire with lights attached to it

now strip both ends of the wire so that you have bare wires on both ends....

so now you look at the back of your stereo... there will be output jacks where you plug the speakers in (it will be either black and red jacks or ones labeled "+/-"

unplug the speaker from the stereo and twist the wires from the lights onto the wires from the speakers one end on the - (or black) side and the other end on the + (or red) side
it will look like this:

+ _______(to speaker)
l
L (to Christ mas lights) ____AAAAAAAAA (lights lol) AAAAAAA
l
_______________________________________________
- l
L________(to speaker)

idk if that makes sense to you... but the lights will flash to the beat of heavy bass notes


EDIT: that's too confusing... i'll make one and take pics
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Last edited by ~G{}{}BER~ at Dec 6, 2009,
#7
ok you have the lights:



then you remove all the wires but the one that has the lights connected directly to it... it's pretty easy, they just unravel

so it looks like this:



then you simply plug both ends into your stereo, one in the negative (black) and one in the positive (red) and then crank it up




Note: the less lights you have, the brighter they shine... but they are more likley to burn out
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#8
Quote by ~G{}{}BER~
ok you have the lights:


then you remove all the wires but the one that has the lights connected directly to it... it's pretty easy, they just unravel

so it looks like this:


then you simply plug both ends into your stereo, one in the negative (black) and one in the positive (red) and then crank it up


Note: the less lights you have, the brighter they shine... but they are more likley to burn out

Seems to me like a bit of a risk, what if the impedence/resistance of the circuit isn't in the range the amp's designed for?
Sounds cool though...
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#9
*Plug appliance into electrical outlet.
*Keep electrical outlet in the "off" position.
*Cut and expose wire.
*Dispose of appliance.
*Get drunk.
*Get drunk friend to hold onto exposed wire whilst dancing.
*Turn electrical outlet to the "on" position.
*Watch a dancing, screaming light show.

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#11
bunch of strobe lights all set to different speeds and colors

or rob a speners (lights section, not the thousands of dollars of dildos in the center of the store)
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