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Hi has anyone ever attempted to build a fireworks light????

I would love to have one up on my roof but at $700 - $1000 they are slightly out of my budget. I was just wondering if anyone here had attempted to make there own one???? Or had any idea's about how i could attempt to make my own one.

http://www.christmasalight.com.au/GoShopping/tabid/37/CategoryID/19/List/1/catpageindex/2/Level/a/ProductID/541/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName%2cUnitCost

This is the small version of what i want to have. I can't find a picture of the large size but i would imagine the principals are the same just different scale.

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Hi from another Banana Bender

I don't know if you are interested in lights animation, but there are some posts relating to fireworks lights & the making of them on the Aussie LOR Users group. You can search the posts for fireworks. eg http://groups.google.com/group/aussie-lor-users/search?group=aussie-lor-users&q=fireworks&qt_g=Search+this+group

I made firework stars this year alomg the line of http://talk.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=29530

See them in my video at

Regards Geoff

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Hi,

I have been considering going to LOR for the last 2 years but after really looking into what i will have to do lights wise i have decided to leave it for the 2010 display and look into it for the 2011 display.

To get the effects that i would like i would need to roughly double what i had planned (and budgeted for ) in LED for 2010. Making 2011 the better year for starting LOR.

But thanks for linking me to the other posts. When i go LOR i will finally know how to do it.

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I've been trying to make a firework using a undestructable plastic dog ball (10" $9.99 Petsmart) and drilling holes in it to put in pvc pipe. I believe you can stick up to four 10ft 1/2" pipes running through the ball. plus a larger one to hold the ball up - you can run one straight up and into the support pole which should be at least 1 1/2". Dirlling the holes so the pipes criss cross inside the ball in the challenge. I'm sure it will work but I haven't had time to work on it. I suggest running lights up the pole like a shooting star. The PVC pipes in the ball you have 3 sets of lights on each "prong". This give the exploding effect. The top PVC prongs may bend a bit but so do fireworks.

This should work - I just can't find the time to put it together.

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This is pretty old,

I had one last year and two of a newer version for this year.

best video

Complete details

2010 http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?11108-My-2010-project

2011 http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?15577-FireWorks-2011-the-MiniRose

Will be setting them up in a few days for this years July 4 show.

Joel

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There was a post here from I think a guy in FL about building fireworks. Doing a quick search I couldn't find his post and I apologize for not giving him ample credit. I did save a link to what he was going to use:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Porcupine174-Fish-Attractor-3-Pack-Spheres-Only/703738.uts

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