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By Cory GB Maine
#368661
So after a small mishap with my last attempt I have been searching for a item I saw a while ago on the TV to turn into a Giga Meter. And well the other day at old trusty Goodwill.

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The JUMBO SUPER LINT BUSTER! (only $5.99)

I thought the shape was almost perfect for a Giga Meter but once I saw it I was amazed at how great it will work.

When I got it home I took it apart and removed all the un needed plastic on the inside.

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This made room for the lighty.... spinny.... thing to fit in. Which I had from my last Giga attempt (that went was scraped due to a slight melting accident)

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Lighty spinny thing (L.S.T.)

I then took some bakeable clay and formed a buffer to rest the body of the L.S.T. After getting it set I removed the clay (unlike last time) and baked it to make it harden. I then placed it back into the body of the Lint Buster and glued it into place.

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This is the right side buffer made of bakeable clay.

After the glue was dry I placed the L.S.T. in and closed it up and this is what I had at the end of day one.

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I think so far it is looking pretty well and I know it is not film spec but I think it will be a pretty good prop in the end. More to come from build day 2.
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By Cory GB Maine
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So day two done and I have a working Giga.

Unfortunately I got distracted and forgot to take some pictures along the way. But here is my Giga after one layer of paint and everything mounted.

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And here it is with the lights working

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I am happy with the way it came out. I still have a few minor tweaks. I have since used some silver paint around some of the edges. The left blue light blinks due to a bad connection but that will be fixed soon.

And here is a video of it in action.

http://s1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd4 ... igavid.mp4

Please give all feed back/comments/changes and ideas to make it better
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By egie
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Thats pretty cool! Good job!

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