Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

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Wowzers! That is so incredible! I love this!
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Well done sir.
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floatinjoe wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm Ben, I might have to look into a smaller version. Still think you did an amazing job.

That would be awesome, you'll have to let us know how it turns out. Part of me is tempted to make the smaller version too.
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That is pretty cool Ben! Great eye, and great job!
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Outstanding! I'd go to IKEA more often if Alfred were around to assemble everything. :)
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Outstanding work!
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Awesome idea! Great execution!

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Thanks for the kind words all! Another week on and i'm still pleased as punch every time I walk in to my home office and lay eyes on it.
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What a fun thing to make!! SWEET!!!
Top notch work Ben, WELL DONE!!!
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Thanks again, everyone!

A few of you have told me that you're building your own, i'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
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Just in time for Halloween - 9" Bat-signal!! Thanks, Ben for your inspiration! Off to Gotham City Hall! :)
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Looking good. I'll echo FloatinJoe's question from earlier... how does it look projected against the wall?
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Image projection is the thing. The logistics of how a searchlight works differs from the concept of this type of lamp. I'm no expert, but there are elements that would be needed to allow for a clear & discernible projection of the image, most notably, higher light intensity behind the bat gobo and, I imagine, some sort of parabolic mirror behind the bulb. Any further/potential mods will be noted as my research/results continue.

That said, I find this to be a really cool display piece that delighted the kids (& parents) in my neighborhood on Halloween and it now resides along side my Shakespeare bust & Batphone, looking right a home!
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Awesome display there buddy!
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Great work, Batfanman!
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