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Step by step instructions[edit]

How to make a Hyper Visible Power Meter.

Housing[edit]

Materials needed
Material Measurement
Sheet of aluminum 7 ft X 3 ft
squared metal beam 1ft length, 1/2 inch diameter and width
Woodfast roofing screw 1 inch
Meter housing
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Cut aluminum pieces. (Photo by Noe Martinez) Step 1 : Trace 8 diamonds on an aluminum sheet made up of two equilateral triangles with dimensions of 1 foot. Add tabs a 3/4 of an inch wide on all four sides (this will be used for attaching the triangles to each other).
(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 2 : Use available resources to bend tabs on the aluminum diamond. One way is to screw together two pieces of wood and place the tab in between them (this is our suggestion but there are other ways to bend the aluminum).
(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 3 : With the assist of a square metal tube of no larger of 3/4 of an inch wide, fold two of the diamonds in half to approximately 90 degrees and use sheet metal screws to fasten the diamonds with one folded corner to each other on to the metal tube. Create a X shape with diameter of 2 feet.
(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 4 : . The top part of the housing should look similar to the image to the left, if not than refer to previous steps for assistance.

Base (optional)[edit]

Materials needed
Material Measurement
2 aluminum plates 2 ft X 33 ft
3 round rubber stoppers radius of 1.5 inches
2 rubber casters radius of 3 inches
sliding gate wheel bracket 2 ft by 4 ft
nuts and bolts less than 3 inches
Meter's Base
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(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 1: Use bolts to secure the aluminum plates perpendicular to each other.
(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 2 : Mount the sliding gate wheel bracket on one end and then use the 3 round rubber stoppers for the other ends.
(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 3 : Bolt the base together (final stage should look like image).

Face[edit]

Materials needed
Material Measurement
2 circular mirrors radius of 3.5 inch
2 steel ventilation adapters 8 inch to 6 inch adapter
Plexiglass (Lexan* Polycarbonate sheet) 6 inch circles
steel ventilation duct (color black) radius of 4 inches
Blue LED lights amount of 40 lights
Sheet metal screws 1/2 inch long
Thermostat wire 24 gauge wire (red and white)
Making and Mounting the Infinity Mirrors
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(Photo by Bruce) Step 1: Cut plexiglass to a circle with diameter of 8 inches.
attaching the plexiglass to the mirror lid Step 2: Use silicone caulking to attach the plexiglass to the steel ventilation lid.
The outer ring of the infinity mirror Step 3: Cut and bend tabs on a steel ventilation duct and screw onto the housing face.
drilling a hole for the infinity mirror's wiring Step 4: Drill a 3/4 inch hole in the aluminum face for the inner rings LED's wiring to fit through.

Wiring from Battery to Meter[edit]

Materials needed
Material Measurement
Aluminum electrical conduit 1/2 inch width, 25 ft long
Thermostat wire 24 gauge wire (red and white)
BVM1 Circuit Board N/A
60/40 Rosin core solder One Roll
Tupperware 3x5 Inch
Scrap 1/4 Inch Plywood Two 3x3 Inch pieces
Circuit Board
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(Photo by Tate Morgan) Step 1: Empty circuit board that we purchased from www.cirkits.com.
Photo by Team Stark Industries Step 2: Process of soldering the magical circuit with Rosin core 60/40.
Photo by Team Stark Step 3: Use heat sink for soldering semiconductors due to the semiconductor heat sensitivity.
Complete BVM1 Step 4: Soldering on the BVM1 circuit board is complete.
threading the wires through the conduit Step 5: Use a wire snake to thread 20x 24 gauge thermostat wires through the electrical conduit.
Protective Box for circuit board Step 6: Adhere plywood to Tupperware. Attach conduit to Tupperware and solder the 24 gauge wires for the LED's to the circuit board. Attach circuit board to plywood.