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Get Wrapped up in Christmas Lights

December 2, 2009

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Get Wrapped up in Christmas Lights

The holiday season brings two questions: "Isn't it time to put up the Christmas lights?" and "When do we take down the Christmas lights?" Edward Nauman designed retractable icicle lights that go up or down with a flick of a switch. He used rotating lengths of metal conduit to wrap up lights and keep them out of sight behind a facia board. Ed's invention brought peace to his holiday season. The design involves a bracket, a motor, micro-switches, conduit and a few other odds and ends, plus some metalworking experience.

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Gadget Freak Case 155 Get Wrapped up in Christmas Lights

Gadget Freak Case 155 Get Wrapped up in Christmas Lights A


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Part Description

Allied Part #

1

NKK DPDT toggle switch (on-none-on)

870-0410

2

Microswitch, Honeywell (SPDT)

642-2171

1

Alectron DC power connector

283-2551

1

Stancor Plug-in power supply, 12V DC at 1A.

928-9746

1

Tyco 7-pin male connector (211400-1)

512-8603

1

Tyco 7-pin female connector (211398-2)

512-0606

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