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Old 05-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs up DIY Sun Gun - romanian version, cost under 5 GPB!!!

This project started after trying with my friend Razvan aka brautomobile to find a way to have a sun gun similar light at a lower price.

Project and design by Razvan aka brautomobile , engineered by angajatul

You will need :

- a broken hair dryer or a really cheap one
- a 50W halogen bulb
- a socket for the bulb

Tools :

- isolating tape
- cordless drill
- philips screwdriver
- hot glue gun
- a file
- pliers
- cutter
- a small piece of metal or something similar
- a screw 3x10 ( i used a 3x25 since it was the smaller I had)

Time : 30 minutes

So....lets start
I had this broken hairdryer



The bulb





The bulb socket





First thing I did was to remove the front piece of the hairdryer





Take it apart







Remove and cut off the heating unit





Cut the isolation at the end of the wires with a cutter or a special tool like the one in the pic



To get this...



Connect the bulb socket to them for a test



Isolate for safety





Test it....



No back to construction.Put the bulb next to the dryer end to see how much room you have to make for it



Start cutting the grid







Test to see if it fits
In this case the edges needed some refinement...see the red circled part.
I used a file for it









Test again for fitting...



Now you need something to put the bulb socket onto.I used a metal sheet from a rigips profile



Bend it to get the necessary form







Using a cordless drill with a PZ1 bit screw it into place









Put the assembly back inside



I used a hot gun to put it into place but any other easier way you find will do





The front part now



Rewire it



Isolate the wires



Mount the back piece



And voila........












Some pics with Razvan's one in action



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Old 05-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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Looks pretty impressive, good 50/50 pic showing it works aswel.
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Nice ingenuity there, top marks

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Good stuff! Now you need to work out if you can produce them in quantity and ship them to the UK!

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Old 05-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #6
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That mighty impressive!

Only things I would say is the hot glue is likely to melt, and the wires either side of the bulb holder look very close to the metal strip and could chafe through and short.

Other than that, top work
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Is that the type of bulb in a sun gun. I mean, to the op, great job and many thanks, but if its that easy i dont really need it to look like a sun gun. If that is the type of bulb surely we could all just mock something up and save 400 notes, couldn't we?
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looks good, if only i had the time to do this.
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the heat those bulbs generate will make it fun to use for long periods
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Is that the type of bulb in a sun gun. I mean, to the op, great job and many thanks, but if its that easy i dont really need it to look like a sun gun. If that is the type of bulb surely we could all just mock something up and save 400 notes, couldn't we?
I did wonder that myself, but i've never looked into the sun guns so nto sure what type of bulb they use.
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