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Cite as Noe Martinez (2011). "Hyper visible power meter instructions". Appropedia . Retrieved 2021-10-27.
How to make a
Hyper Visible Power Meter.
Sheet of aluminum
7 ft X 3 ft
squared metal beam
1ft length, 1/2 inch diameter and width
Woodfast roofing screw
Cut aluminum pieces. (Photo by Noe Martinez)
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).
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).
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.
. The top part of the housing should look similar to the image to the left, if not than refer to previous steps for assistance.
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
Use bolts to secure the aluminum plates perpendicular to each other.
Mount the sliding gate wheel bracket on one end and then use the 3 round rubber stoppers for the other ends.
Bolt the base together (final stage should look like image).
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
24 gauge wire (red and white)
Making and Mounting the Infinity Mirrors:
Cut plexiglass to a circle with diameter of 8 inches.
attaching the plexiglass to the mirror lid
Use silicone caulking to attach the plexiglass to the steel ventilation lid.
The outer ring of the infinity mirror
Cut and bend tabs on a steel ventilation duct and screw onto the housing face.
drilling a hole for the infinity mirror's wiring
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 | edit source ]
Aluminum electrical conduit
1/2 inch width, 25 ft long
24 gauge wire (red and white)
BVM1 Circuit Board
60/40 Rosin core solder
Scrap 1/4 Inch Plywood
Two 3x3 Inch pieces
Photo by Team Stark Industries
Process of soldering the magical circuit with Rosin core 60/40.
Use heat sink for soldering semiconductors due to the semiconductor heat sensitivity.
Soldering on the BVM1 circuit board is complete.
threading the wires through the conduit
Use a wire snake to thread 20x 24 gauge thermostat wires through the electrical conduit.
Protective Box for circuit board
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.