Throne

Project Status: Abandoned

I want to build a throne, for my front room, because it would be awesome.

Not bothered about the beer cooler but the throne would be great in my front room.

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Three thrones waiting for dispatch this week. Read more about our thrones in our latest blog post by clicking here.

Second thoughts….

Hmmmm now I’m having second thoughts on this one as I might prefer a wingback chair to a throne!

Dance Lights

Project Status: Backlog

Simple idea….
Pedestrian crossing lights with the words:

Don’t Walk (in red)
Dance (in green)

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  • I’d like to have the mounted on a pole and a a button the triggers a WAIT light before changing the lights.
  • Maybe have the DANCE light pulse when it is lit.
  • Arduno to control and have options for a remote trigger (from lighting desk)
  • Initially USB powered (5V) then I can think about bringing in a battery.

 

Knife Throwing Board

Project Status: Complete

Intro

Not many how-to’s on this one as I just built it out of random stuff I had lying around. The idea was for a table that could be stood one one end to throw knives at!

I don’t throw much so the top boards won’t have to be replaced too often!

Materials

5 hinges
4 boards
+ random timber!

Cost

Build

Not many notes you can see pretty much everything from the photos. The only thing to note is that everything is screwed in from the bottom of the table so I’m not throwing knives into screw heads.

3 boards form the top
1 board was cut up for the four legs
Timber was cut for the support for when it is on end.

All the sizes and lengths weren’t planned, just guestimated as I cut but if you are interested I can measure things.

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Bike & Garden Shelter

Project Status: Complete

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Intro

A simple premise on this one… new house, no where to store the bikes!

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Brief & Inspiration

The brief is to build a shelter that keeps the worst of the weather off the bikes and maybe space to tidy up some of the random things lying around the garden that don’t as yet have a home.

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Time & Money

  Estimated So Far…
Time to Design 3 hrs 2 hrs
Time to Build (Including sourcing/scrounging materials!) 20 hrs 8 hrs
Cost to Build £20 £10

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Preliminary Sketches & Development

My first thoughts are to make this out of scrounged pallets, that keeps it cheap an is easy to source. As such any dimensions of the shelter should be based around dimensions of the pallets that I find to make it simpler to make with less cutting and work!

Design wise my initial thoughts are to have a wooden shingle roof, this will vastly increase the weight but will improve the appearance and reduce the amount of stuff that needs to be purchased! Worth a try.

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Review So Far!

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LED Chandelier

Project Status: Complete
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Intro

The LED Chandelier is to be set up for lighting up either market stalls or as a feature piece within festival tents.

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Brief & Inspiration

My initial thought on this are to have an ornate old school chandelier but illuminated by LED’s to reduce power consumption.

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Time & Money

  Estimated So Far…
Time to Design 15 hrs 1 hrs
Time to Build (Including sourcing/scrounging materials!) 25 hrs 1 hrs
Cost to Build £75 £13

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Preliminary Sketches & Development

My first thoughts are that it should either be battery powered or 12v DC, this will allow it to be powered easily from a solar or deepcycle system as well as it being easy to obtain AC to 12V DC converters, that would depend on the distance from the power supply to the chandelier as 12v DC cabling would be expensive and ineffective over a long distance.

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Review So Far!

OK so I was making it way too complicated, I must remember to keep things simple and get them done… versions 2, 3, 4, 5 can be more complicated and expensive. Version 1 should be simple, cheap and work!

Item 1….. a £3 battery powered LED lightbulb from Asda

Item 2….. a chandelier(ish) from B&M for £7.99

The only downside is that the bulb turns on/off by pulling on the cord and the chandelier is heavy enough to pull on the switch. The solution is to order some cheap 2mm chain from ebay so the chandelier hangs off a spit ring by four chains and the bulb hangs off the same ring by its pull string.

I’m just waiting for the chain to arrive now.

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OK so I ordered the wrong chain from ebay…

So went and bought something more appropriate from B&Q…

Cut the cord from the light as short as I could and tied on a carabiner. 

 Cut 4 short lengths of chain, attach them to the chandelier by taking off a string of the sparkly bits and sliding the chain over the strut/arm then putting the sparkly bits back on! The other ends of the chain were looped through a split ring.

Then I can feed the carabiner through the center of the chandelier and clip it onto the split ring.

And thats your lot…. an LED, battery powered chandelier that can even be carried around. Aside from the messing up buying two lots of chain and I cheated as I had the carabiner lying around, I reckon it still came in under £15.