I had a really good question from a blog reader today about why I recommend the Cossack design.
Look at the instructions for DIY light hat devices, and the photos of both devices, and you’ll see that Eliza is all enclosed, with a few holes at the top, and is lined with reflective foil, whereas Cossack is very open, lots of ventilation, no reflective foil. Continue reading “Eliza vs Cossack”
I’ve updated the DIY page to make it easier to find the instructions for the two designs.
Continue reading “Make your own light hat”
Some wonderful photos of a recent Cossack construction. The creator put the LED strips on the inside of the Cossack, and this required the use of lots and lots of cable ties.
Fortunately, the creator didn’t cut the ends of the cable ties, making for a very fine porcupine or echidna.
Sincere thanks for permission to post these photos.
Cutting to size:
The perfect Cossack frame:
The LED strip was installed inside (outside is probably easier) and held with cable ties:
It is fabulous!
The Instructions for the Cossack light hat are done. Click Cossack instructions to download them.
If you are wondering who Cossack is, check out these earlier posts:
The item you need is plastic-coated wire mesh. It is available at most hardware stores and garden centres. Here is the brand that Michael used to develop his Cossack design.
Continue reading “Cossack – making the frame”
This is a photo of a very cleverly designed light hat, called Cossack. Created and named by Michael, one of the founders of Light Ahead Inc, Michael has given permission for the blog to publish instructions.
Cossack is a brilliant design as it solves the ventilation problem that is inherent in the use of plastic buckets. The frame is made from aluminium coated garden mesh available from hardware and gardening stores.
More details are coming…