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…
Be safe. Make only 12 volt light devices.
Just in case you have an urge to build an Eliza using 240 volts, then DON’T.
Light hats made with 12 Volt Direct Current work well. They are safe to make and use at home.
12 Volts DC is a safe way for us all to make and use light devices at home.
Remember the Goldilocks Effect. More power is not going to help, and if you start playing with 240 volts you are entering dangerous territory.
- Make 12 volt DC light devices
- Use it daily
- Email me through the blog and tell me how you are going
- Try using higher voltages
One of the problems of writing a blog, I’m finding, is that people are keen to share good news, but they are not so keen to share not so good news, or even no news. I’m guessing that there are people out there who can relate to this.
Let’s say that you have Parkinson’s, you have made yourself a light hat, and you have been wearing it every day for 20-30 minutes. You have a lot of hope.
A month down the track and nothing seems to have changed. You are feeling a bit fed up with the red light caper, and sick of the jokes that others make about it.
Another month goes past and you are sure that you’ve had no response from the lights. Are the red lights a load of hooey? Continue reading “The light hat isn’t helping my PD…”
A few people have asked to be put into contact with others making Elizas and Daffodils at home. I’m told that a forum is just the thing to allow this to happen.
So the redlightsonthebrain forum has been set up. It is set up as a free site, so apologies in advance for any advertisements.
I’m the Admin, but I’m a novice forum-user, so anything could happen….oh well, we can only give it a try. If it is a disaster, it can be removed from existence.