DIY - cheap alternative 360° lighting system
Hello Nutz,

i like to share here my really simple and cheap lighting system. I guess here are a few threads of DIY-systems...so here is another one. 

My goal was to do this as cheap as possible, but it shoudnt look too cheaply Cool 

At my local bicycle shop i found a 29" wheel rim like this, sorted out. Costs 0 €

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with this kind of cross section
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The slope is the perfect place for the LEDs with a nice beam angle. And the aluminium should be a good heat conductor.


At Amazon i have bought a 3m LED-stripe 5630 neutralwhite...Costs 22 € (on ebay the stripes are much cheaper, but i couldnt find 5630 in neutralwhite)

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In my garage there where some metal brackets floating around. Costs 0 €

All together its this:

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As you can see its just attached to the surround, cause im using a portable dart stand in my actual  home (hope our house is finished next spring, have many ideas for my man cave Big Grin ) But so i can take it on and off easily and can turn the board. 

So, total amount: 22 €,why the hell should anyone spend 180 € for just 1 hour of work? ok, i have to do small details like the cable routing etc....

Thats all, perhaps somebody can find an impulse for his own project.

Have a nice sunday Blush
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Genius and highly inspiring!

By the way, how are you liking the G2? If you ever had a winmau blade board, which did you prefer?
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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Great DIY system looks good
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Nicely done, like the usage/recycling of the bicycle rim especially. :thumbup:
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(03-05-2017, 03:11 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote: Genius and highly inspiring!

By the way, how are you liking the G2? If you ever had a winmau blade board, which did you prefer?

Thank you. I like the G2. Its my second. My first one held for years. Actually i would try the Blade 4 (causeof the good reputation), but the G2 came for 20 € in a sale-action Cool
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(03-05-2017, 03:46 PM)theblindPew Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 03:11 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote: Genius and highly inspiring!

By the way, how are you liking the G2? If you ever had a winmau blade board, which did you prefer?

Thank you. I like the G2. Its my second. My first one held for years. Actually i would try the Blade 4 (causeof the good reputation), but the G2 came for 20 € in a sale-action Cool
20€ wow, I'd grab that in a heartbeat! Which place did you buy it if I may ask?
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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Brilliant idea Pew, . . . and a very skillful and tidy job :cool1:   Deserve a +1 for that !

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Absolutely brilliant bit of inspiring innovation.

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(03-05-2017, 03:49 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote: 20€ wow, I'd grab that in a heartbeat! Which place did you buy it if I may ask?

At a little local dartshop. It came in a poor, broken package and had 6 marks in the 1-segment, but who cares for this prize. Im annoyed that i havent bought more Dodgy
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Looks very nice - wish I was handy sometimes, but I can't even put the Ikea furniture together Confused
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Did you steal the rim so it was free? Looks good though, nice work!!
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Thats awesome idea, really clever, +1

I will move it to the DIY section Smile
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(03-05-2017, 04:16 PM)Alex Wrote: Did you steal the rim so it was free? Looks good though, nice work!!

LOL, no, i asked for something like that and already my first try was a success. The rim has a very tiny damage, so it was sorted out. But otherwise a new one would only costs ~ 15 €...
 
(03-05-2017, 04:19 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Thats awesome idea, really clever, +1

I will move it to the DIY section Smile

Thanks....and...ehm...thanks again Wink
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Great idea and nicely done. off to look for a wheel rim and some leds...
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(03-05-2017, 04:37 PM)theblindPew Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 04:16 PM)Alex Wrote: Did you steal the rim so it was free? Looks good though, nice work!!

LOL, no, i asked for something like that and already my first try was a success. The rim has a very tiny damage, so it was sorted out. But otherwise a new one would only costs ~ 15 €...
 
(03-05-2017, 04:19 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Thats awesome idea, really clever, +1

I will move it to the DIY section Smile

Thanks....and...ehm...thanks again Wink
That's awesome. You don't ask you don't get! My brother is midway through planning one of these, I've sent him this link as its brilliant!
First 180: 19/3/2015
Best leg 501: 12 darts (11/4/16)
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