How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

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    How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    What the title says... I am curious to how some of you are currently attaching your LED displays into your vests/chestarmor.

    Any pics along with discriptions of some methods you guys have used would be helpful.

    Thanks

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    evan4218 said:
    What the title says... I am curious to how some of you are currently attaching your LED displays into your vests/chestarmor.

    Any pics along with discriptions of some methods you guys have used would be helpful.

    Thanks

    velcro -so it can be removed for any repairs/movement.

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    stonerook said:
    velcro -so it can be removed for any repairs/movement.
    I was curious if folks cut a window in there vest so that the board dosnt push out the chest plate to mutch?

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    i do cut out a window in the vest. having it inbetween vest and armor looked lousy on me.

    my board is tacked in place with hot glue then duct taped to really hold it. yes, i use duct tape on the inside of my costume

    i've been meaning to take some photos since i have both a tk409 and a shackman display at the moment. if i get off my butt, i'll take one of the vest-hole too.

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    I have a Clark James board which is more compact than either the shackman or the TK409. I cut a window in the vest and duct taped the board to the back of the chest plate. Here are some pics:




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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    Is that a magnet system with fubber backs for the armor I see there??

    Very interesting, more info on this please!!!

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    sweet! i'm not the only taper!

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    evan4218 said:
    Is that a magnet system with fubber backs for the armor I see there??

    Very interesting, more info on this please!!!
    Nope, not a magnet system for the chest pieces. I used screw posts through gromets in the vest and washers and nuts on the inside. I did use magnets along the top and back of the vest to hold the vest close to the collar armor & back plate when I put those two pieces on over my head.

    More info on the bolt method here:
    http://forums.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7241

    tk7602 said:
    sweet! i'm not the only taper!
    Great minds think alike.

    Gator

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    I have the SHACKMAN set. Long time ago, I've made a window on the vest, with a separate pocket for the second circuit AND battery. The LED circuit part is hot glued to the chest armor via a custom box made of SINTRA, that I've designed to protect the circuit from water, dust, and to easily plug and unplug the ribbon cable. It fits snug and as close as possible to reduce profile. The box is assembled with SUPER GLUE.

    Also as a note, I made a really small frame, black plastic, to cover around and between every 4 LEDs (20 total divided by 5 groups) from the SHACKMAN top lights, to reduce the light projection to other LEDs at either side and create the proper effect.





    The magnets are no longer an attachment method for the chest armor, which I substituted long time ago with snaps. (thanks Bobafettish).

    Robert

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    Re: How are TDH'ers currently attaching there LEDS?

    I just cut a slit through the vest for the board to go through and duct taped the board to the armor. Works for me.

    Lynn

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