Construction light hack
Article: 7516 of alt.hackers Newsgroups: alt.hackers From: email@example.com (Gavin Sallery) Subject: Construction light hack X-Nntp-Posting-Host: sallery.demon.co.uk Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: email@example.com (Usenet Administration) Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 22:38:31 GMT Approved: Clearance UV Lines: 25 Status: RO
> ObHack: > I had one of those sound-sensitive flowers that was just gathering dust, > and one day, (by methods you can probably guess), I acquired a orange > flashing light that you see at construction sites. I demolished my dancing> flower, spliced some wires, and presto! Sound-sensitive dancing disco > light! Speaking of construction light hacks, we had some fun with one of these things on Friday night. A few of us were round a friend's house after a night out, when another of our number turned up carrying one of these lights (and, of course, completely drunk #-) ). Whilst deciding what to do next, we disassembled the whole light, and bypassed a couple of resistors with smaller one(greatly reducing the circuit resistance). This had the effect of reducing the period of the cycles; the maintenance lamp now did a passable strobe impression! So we took it out along the roads towards Stanstead Airport, which were completely dead at that time of night (3am). We left it in the middle of a dual carriageway, blinking away quietly to itself. It was visible (laterally) for about half a mile; vertically, it was almost invisible due to the Fresnel lens. Looked really cool. Just thought I'd let you know :-) -- ______ _________ /__ (_ \ Hertfordshire, England \_|avin __)allery \______________________ ... Take care of the pence and the Inland Revenue will take care of the rest.