how did this guy make these? glowing quartz clusters

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by hydin, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    its an ended auction, so its ok to post.

    what really hit me was the fact this guy made the rocks glow. i cant see anything that looks like a wire or battery. i know the quartz is chemically treated to make it those colors... but how the hell did he pull off actually getting the rocks to glow when you press on em?

    i would ask him (and did), but he is unavailible for a while due to a honeymoon.

    so... any ideas? im lost on this one. it cant be EL cause the invertor is not there, i doubt its an LED cause, well, theres no switch seen and the rocks look pretty flat. plus theres no "spotlight" effect in the stone that i can tell from the pics.

    its pretty awesome though.

    any ideas?
  2. Cptnchaos

    Cptnchaos Well-Known Member

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  3. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yea, i was leaning towards that too... only thing i can really think of. i think (im not sure) that they glow away from the box though.

    im not 100% on that though. to get em to glow away from the box... thats the real brain bender part of this.
  4. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    I third the light box, notice the only glowing pics are in the box and the box is foam lined. Probably has a white LED sticking up into the foam and when you press down it turns it on.

    As far as the colors, Michaels sells translucent paint that you can paint on glass to get a stained glass effect. It's what my friend used to make blue eyes for his Greedo mask. Wonder if he used the same stuff.
  5. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I suspect LEDS and batteries in the box. That's a deep box.

    1) Quartz does not glow.
    2) He does not mention batteries.
    3) They are only shown glowing in the box.
    4) They are glowing without anything obvious pressing on them.
    5) There appears to be a couple of hot light spots.
    6) The switch could be under the box surface that the rocks sit on.
    7) Technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic
  6. acerocket

    acerocket Well-Known Member

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    Is it me, or does anyone else see a face in the red rock?

    Oh, and I agree with the others. There must some sort of LED in the box lighting it from the bottom.
  7. Great_Bizarro

    Great_Bizarro Sr Member

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    They are radio active. To emit light you need some source of power, ya want to get into weird ways to do things like that study NikolaTesla's writings. :D
  8. King Ranger

    King Ranger Sr Member

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