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Feb 15, 2009 | Views: 480
Filed under: 2001 Saturn SC2 (6th Rock)
My sunroof/sparkler install is as follows..
I've got a broken sunroof, and just don't miss my T-Tops enough to get it fixed when I compare the enjoyment I'd have out of using this as a unique electronics task...
$75 (8 'pure white' leds, 1 controller, 2 motors, 6 Quarts prisms, all hardware/wiring and blue reflective tape..
I'm permanently sealing my sunroof, removing all hardware for it's functionality, and replacing the stock 'switch' with my 8-switch electronics control panel..
I'm going to mount 8 white LEDs around the edge of my sunroof, then placing 2 servos, with 180 degree (auto reverse) turning, mounting 3 quartz crystals to each... Placing blue-reflective barrier along the top of my 'headliner-slider-damnit' (which will also be my 'access' panel for construction, then hooking it all up to one of my electronics-control panel switches... With any luck a blue/white 'glisten' will rediate from the top of my car... It's an idea I thought of years ago with the T-Tops to my 300zx, just never came to fruition.. I've got the skills for this, if you have the patience I'll hopefully have a video up within a couple of weeks of it functioning... Please note I may use 2 normal motor, and slow them down.. I'm thinking just slowing 2 normal-motors down to a 30RPM speed, and mounting the crystals should produce the same 'twinkle' effect, I'm just hoping for the 'rebound' look of the servos. I've gotta visit the local RC-Airplane store before I decide on the motor assembly, I'll also try to document as much of it as possible as a few people here in town have shown alot of interest in this idea.
We'll see how this turns out, I may get a simple task (like sealing it) done, then think of something different, this is merely what I've got on paper now.
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