Damn, I’m good. Reconfiguration of my #LEGO traffic signal lamp’s resistor circuits is a success: the internal spotlights shine at the proper 300 lumen output. Photo shoot and tutorial coming soon! (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Doing some more electrical experimenting with my #LEGO traffic light signal. The entire project has been built and tested since November, but my lights were too dim - thus I assumed the bulbs were too weak - but upon later examination and testing, I realized the bulbs are rather powerful, and that the resistors in my microchip circuit are dimming my output power. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Grabbing a pint of #Rumspringa Amish pale ale in Lancaster with my good pals the #Mario Brothers! #LEGO (at Rumspringa Brewing Company)
Mosaic LEGO Super Mario Bros. Lamp by Julius von Brunk
Technical details: E12 Candelabra CFL bulb, 580 lumen, 9 Watts, 5,000K CRI.
Based on my previous mosaic Super Mario Bros. LEGO lamp from 2012, which used a stained glass effect, this new model uses a clever rigging of Technic bricks and transparent dots to mimic a Lite Brite set!
To build your own, check out my tutorial on Instructables to build your own — and make sure to vote for this in the Make it Glow contest!
-Baron von Brunk
Damn, I’m good. (new 5,000K 9W CFL bulb has arrived) #SuperMario #Mario #Nintendo #NES #LEGO #FireFlower (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Make no mistake: when completed, this new #LEGO #SuperMario “Lite Brite” lamp if mine shall rocketh thy world. #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Sure, it may seem like a good idea - but taking magic mushrooms won’t make you a fun guy! Ha, get it!? Nevermind. #LEGO #SuperMario #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
It’s okay, I’ve got an extra guy! #1up #SuperMario #LEGO #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
A sneak peek at the work in progress of my new mosaic #LEGO #SuperMario lamp. Unlike previous illuminated LEGO models of mine which used a stained glass effect, this one shall resemble a Lite Brite set when lit up! #Nintendo
Damn, I’m good. Hail to the Baron, baby. #LEGO #TrafficLights #MOC (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
What what!? Baron von Brunk succeeded in securely installing a pushbutton into the infrastructure of his electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp!? (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Damn, I’m good. Electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp work-in-progress. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
I made a few changes on the Tiggs LEGO portrait/lamp. Replaced the incandescent bulbs with bright LEDs, and replaced the parallel wires with a series circuit in order to have the bulb sockets stay in place better due to one less wire. In a series circuit, adding more bulbs draws power away and makes both bulbs dim, whilst in a parallel circuit, both lights illuminate equally. With these particular LED bulbs, I noticed no difference between in brightness with the parallel and series circuits, thus I went with the latter of the two. Both bulb sockets are rigged up to a 120VAC power cord with a switch, similar to that of a Christmas light string.
Photo lights: 5,000k CFL bulbs (x2)
Eye lights: 5 lumen candelabra LED nightlight bulbs (x2)
-Baron von Brunk