LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

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LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

Postby Canoe » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:00 am


From Link:
- LEDs (about 15 cents per- I tried a bunch of different ones and these are the best ones):
http://leading-leds.com/index.html
--- RED- 105MR2D
--- BLUE- 105XB7D
--- WHITE- 599PW04C
- 3V batteries (17 cents per): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002B8 ... 04_s00_i00
- My materials selection report: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8504613/Materi ... pdated.pdf
- Carbon Fiber tubes: http://www.cstsales.com/Carbon_Fiber_Tubes.html
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Re: LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

Postby usurpedus » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:53 pm

love this idea! gonna give it a shot
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Re: LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:01 pm

I had a very similar idea but using a long vertical chain of 5' balloons and clusters of RGB LEDs with WS2801 shift registers attached to an Arduino mini bit banging out the code to animate the chain.

My main concern with your design idea is the longevity. Duct taping the LEDs directly to the 3v batteries leaves you no way to turn them off and on. So.. you get one shot to assemble it all and float it.. for basically one night only.
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Re: LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:19 am

Any word?

I'm still dying to know how after all those equations to figure out tensile strength and load bearing capabilities of differing materials that an on/off switch was never factored in.
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Re: LEDs + Balloons = Glowing Night "Kite"

Postby Canoe » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:41 am

junglesmacks wrote:Any word?
I'm still dying to know how after all those equations to figure out tensile strength and load bearing capabilities of differing materials that an on/off switch was never factored in.

Sorry, not my design.
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Just something I found and posted for others to get ideas.
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