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How to make diy tv soundbar brackets addendum

This video is an addendum to a video that I made about how to make your own inexpensive diy tv soundbar mounting brackets for mounting a soundbar above a television. In the video I give some alternatives to using aluminium angle to make the soundbar brackets, the first is slotted steel angle and the second is “top hat” 35mm slotted steel din rail.

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Star Wars Led Edge Light Sign with galaxy background

How to make a Star Wars led edge light sign

In this article, I am going to describe how you can make a Star Wars led edge lit sign.

The sign is engraved on a clear acrylic sheet. I have used an A4 sized 3mm thick sheet, which is common in Europe. In the US where A4 sheets are not as easy to obtain then you can use 8″ x 12″ x 1/8″ which is a similar size.

To obtain the Star Wars effect I have used a gloss black acrylic sheet behind the clear sheet.

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Solar led light electric slug & snail fence – hack how to convert

This is how to convert a cheap pound store or dollar store solar led light into an electric slug or snail fence.

Electric slug fences provide a barrier to slugs or snails and stop them eating your plants. The voltage used is safe for children, pets and wildlife. Slugs are most active at night, so the operation of the solar light suits this purpose very well. In fact there is one commercial unit that operates in the same way, but at a considerably higher cost.

The solar led light used in this video was purchased from Poundland and cost £2 for 3 lights or 67p each.  Almost all of the cheap solar lights available can also be used for this purpose, just pick the units with the largest solar panel and if you can open one up the largest rechargeable battery. The electrolytic capacitor was removed from an old circuit board, Although it is preferable it is not essential, as the capacitance from the two wires running in parallel is usually enough to allow the circuit to operate.

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This is  how to make your own inexpensive diy home cinema flat screen tv soundbar mounting brackets for mounting a soundbar above a television. The TV and soundbar are Panasonic but other makes should be similiar. The brackets are made from 500mm of 20mm x 20mm Aluminium angle. The mounting bolts for the tv are 12mm long, but you must make sure that the bolts you use are appropriate for your tv. The brackets are very solid and having the soundbar above the tv has enhanced the sound.

These brackets were cheap to make and are stronger and lighter than the commercial ones that I have seen.

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