Design Exercises Weekly
WEEKLY DESIGN EXERCISE abbrev. DEX/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | nounnoun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises
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Week 40 Create your own neon flex Christmas lights sign or design your own for your wall!
This Christmas we decided to go analogue and create a Christmas sign that could be used in our street Christmas lights as a family fun Instagram moment.
Design Brief: Below is an equipment list of all the things we used in order to make our sign. We also used Illustrator a bit (couldn't help ourselves). We would love to see yours, please feel free to share in our upload bar above.
- Waterproofing Paint (pond or bathroom)
- Timber that can be used outside - We used Yellow Tongue Flooring
- An Electric Drill & Bugle Screws
- White Outdoor Paint
- Coloured Paint, the same as the Neon
- 12V Wire, x 2 in 2 different colours as long as your Neon
- 2 Alligator Clips
- 4 x Male & Female Power Adapters (get a few spare)
- Wire Cutters (to strip the wire)
- Clippers (to cut the neon)
- 12V Transformer, we needed a 10Amp for 20m of Neon
- Soldering Wire
- Clips, to be hammered in
- Copper Tape
- Soldering Iron, spend a little bit extra to get one with an adjustable temperature
- Magnifying Glass with clips & Soldering Iron holder
- Neon Flex Tube
- End Caps 1/2 with 2 holes, 1/2 with no holes (get more than you think you need)
Special thanks to E Jammy Jams for their swingin' Christmas tunes!