This page is a great example of why you shouldn't promise things in wiki pages ("pictures up soon"). Don't promise, just make things happen. This page was not touched after 2007, except by me. -- DanRasmussen 2012-04-05 12:03:44
LucasSheehan is building a sign for PersonalTelco. The idea being the we have a backlit sign that contains an AP so we can place this in locations that agree to have a PTP node and get some neat PR as well as supply access. This idea was conceived by DonPark while we were being bar flies and noticed all the light-up beer signs you see in bars, and Don said "Wouldn't it be cool to have an AP in one of those signs!?", the rest is almost history.
We will have pictures up soon of its construction. (I promise! I just cant find my camera!)
Update, Jan 7th 2002:
- The plexiglas panels are complete with Logo and ready to be attached to the sign box. Next step is to design the lighting and an adjustable holder for various AP's plus power in the sign to run the AP.
Update, Jan 27th 2002:
- After a long battle with laziness the sign is complete. Sign box has been constructed, lamp fixtures have been found and installed, paint is drying as we speak. Bellow is the construction list. There is no AP in this unit. I was just to busy to build that part, it shouldn't be that hard add though.
TheSign parts list -
2x 8' 1x6 fir boards (the next sign will probably be made with a better wood but since this one is painted and a "prototype" fir works fine. You should also make sure the wood is square and not warped which makes building a box very difficult! It took two trips just because I was an idiot and didn't properly examine the wood, oh well live and learn.)
2x 120v candelabra light fixtures
2x 15watt exit sign bulbs (It was the only bulb that was specifically built for a sign enclosure that I could find, they seem to work well)
2x 1/2" pieces of 1/8" threaded pipe (used to attach the lamps inside the box, the pictures will make this more clear.)
Wire and wire nuts for the internal lamp wiring. (I picked blue, green, black, and white. Its perty!)
1x 8' length of lamp cord (so we can plug it in silly.)
1x cord attached switch/dimmer (I did this as I wasnt quite sure how bright the lights were going to be and we might want to dim them a bit.)
2x 10x13" clear plexiglas sheets
Opaque white film for wide format plotters and printer. (I used an HP3500 for the printing, great printer but s l o w.)
3M optical adhesive (This was used in the process of laminating the film to the plexiglas as it is supposed to be completely invisible after application, we dont want an ugly layer of adhesive between the plexiglass and film as the image was printed in reverse and applied to the inside of the panels.)