|Getting the loly pops to glow took some expermintation. My original plan was to use a string of christmas lights, this turned out to be too dim with the white o.o8 stryren so i then tried rope light to increase the light density. This too was dim and additionally the jacket of the rope light added a lot of weight.
|As a third test I used 12 small LED modugles that each put out 36 lumans this workd good. In the end i used a larger LED modgule that output 72 lumans each just in case.
|Joining the two plastic shells proved to be a chalange. Initially i was going to heat weild the two halves together, but my lack of skill weilding plastic combined with the plastic wanting to return to its pre-vacuum formed shape yieled very bad results. In the end I found it much much faster and easier to use “H” channel. The channel was applied and glued to the first half and a day latter after the glue was dry the second half was pressed into the channel and glued
|Here we can see a painted loly pop side with the “H” channel installed. The results were clean and barley noticable while on display in the yard.
|To make painting easier I took a scrap of 2×4 and drilled a hole just bigger than the pvc pipe I used for the loly pop stick.