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Tangled Area Lantern

Discussion in 'Scrapbooking and craft' started by yaksplat, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. yaksplat

    yaksplat Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the process of designing a house that we're going to build next year and I've got an 800 foot driveway that I think will need some lights along the length. I had been looking at different lights around the Magic Kingdom on my last trip and I saw the ones that I think I should use. I know the Tangled rest area/bathroom isn't a popular area, but I thought that the lanterns that they have are absolutely beautiful.

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    So last night I started working on it. I drew up a sketch in AutoCAD based on what I can see in the picture.
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    Then, since this will be made of some form of metal, it needs to be in a form that can be built. Tabs are added and fold lines.
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    After that, I printed out all of the pieces and taped them together, just to get an impression of size and if I need to change anything. This looks a little weird, but I think it may work. It may be a hair too large. I'm going to hang it around my house to see if it looks good when up at 8-10 feet.
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  2. yaksplat

    yaksplat Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    (reserved for final product)
     
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    yaksplat Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    So I may have up to 20 of these, so I want to get something that's easy to build, not too expensive and it does everything that I need it to. I had thought that it would be really cool if I could make the lights change color depending on the season/holiday and control when they go on/off so each one will have a controller like a raspberry pi or a form of Arduino. So there's that aspect of the project that I'll be doing as well. This may take a bit so don't expect anything in the near term :)

    I like how the ones in the tangled area have green/yellow glass in them, but if mine have RGB leds in them, I may want to go with a clear seeded glass instead so other colors aren't skewed. I can always make the light green...
     
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    What are you going to make them out of? They look like copper.
     
  5. yaksplat

    yaksplat Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Copper of course :)
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    I just tried out my new shear and brake to see if I could actually do something with the copper. I think they'll do just fine.
    Here's a small triangle that's gets mounted on the sides of the top portion of the lantern.
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    Man....looking at those pics, my shop is a total mess. I should really do something about that.
     
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    yaksplat Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Well, I got to buy some new tools, which happens to be the best thing about doing something that you've never done before.
    I got a decent shear to cut the copper and/or fingers:
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    And a brake to bend the copper:
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    yaksplat Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    So, then after some trimming, shearing, braking and soldering, I have something that looks like it's supposed to. Which I consider to be a good thing.

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    Now I just have to figure out how these grids will work...
     
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    Will be lovely!
     

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