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    Apr 6, 2012, 7:11 PM - Cheap and easy deathstar panels #1

    Hey guys, I'm building a Death Star wall to take photos at my Star Wars Day party (May the 4th be with you)... I'm already spending a lot of time and money on a grey wall 12ft long and 7ft high. I'll definitely share photos when we're done, but for now I thought I'd share my biggest cost cutting shortcut with everyone.

    So here's the file http://www.negativeeleven.com/print/lightbox.png. I believe it's around $4 to get that printed (it's 2ft x 3ft 150dpi) and then stick it in a poster frame ($8 at Walmart). I know they're supposed to be grey not black, but Kinko's only prints big like that in black and white, and that's where I have friends who can do this for me for free. You can always trace out the white parts with an xacto knife and then spray paint the remaining paper and the frame grey. Then put a white piece of paper behind it. I don't know if I'll have time for all that with everything else I'm building, but these will still look great on my wall.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10:11 PM - Re: Cheap and easy deathstar panels #2

    NICE! Cant wait to see photos!
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    Apr 15, 2012, 6:40 PM - Re: Cheap and easy deathstar panels #3

    Here's the progress so far. Just a little bit of touch-up on the paint and we gotta figure out how we're gonna support it and make it stay up. Most of the three dimensional parts are just hung like pictures so it's really easy to take apart for transport.

    You can't tell int he photo, but the little dark squares are metal grills over shiny black. Also, the red box below those has a 12 DC adapter plug into the back and the two lower silver circles on it are full of LEDs that strobe back and forth blue and white. A friend gave me a car strobe controller (black box with a bunch of wires hanging free) a few months ago and I couldn't think of anything else to do with it.

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