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    Ok so i went with the wrap and glue idea. I cut the pols down to size then stripped the wire. Then i wrapped it a tightly as i could. Then i started shaping the sprocket the eye mounts on to turn. I first cut the front peg off. Then cut a grove in the front amd one on each side. Then test fit the LED then cut a bit more. Then test fir then cut. Until finally i fit just about where i wanted it to. Then i applied glue on the back of the led. Then on the sides. And now we wait. Im not even gonna look at it until tomorrow. Then tomorrow ill test fit everything. If their isnt soldering involved this isnt really that hard. Ok on to the picture.

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    Sucks to hear about the mishap with the first LED. Hopefully the second will work out better for you.
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    My fingers are crossed. Wrapping the wire held really well but im worried about how strong it will be. Im thinking im going to leave slack in the head to let the eye move back and forth. But its going to be bending the wire back and forth each time. I really hope it doesn't break.

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    Well gents ive got bad news. I went to do my test fitting and found a problem. The led is mounted on the sprocket too high. So the top of the head does not fit. I tried taking off the clear lense and it still does not fit. I managed to wedge it in their just to snap a pic. And it looks good if you dont know whats wrong. Its just teasing me... With failure.

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    You made it work this much so I would say it's not a complete failure. Just a minor speed bump, really. And yeah, that looks great. Such a grumpy-looking Gelgoog, haha.
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    I hope you manage to fix it, buddy.
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    Well thanks man. Its just so close to working perfectly its driving me mad. Here is a pic of it off. You can kind of see how i wedged it in their for the pic.


    Also i found a totorial. I thought about doing something similar to what this guy did but i figured i already bought the wire. And i felt confidant in my plan. But i think im going to try it this way. Maybe tomorrow i will go back to radio shack and get some more LEDs.
    http://sid.ursusheavyindustries.com/...0-led-tutorial

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    I am quite terrified by that Gelgoog. Stop staring into my soul!
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    Lol the piercing gaze of the Gelgoog.

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    Ok im done messing with this thing for tonight at least. Im not making any progress.

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    I can see where the frame for the top of the head is sitting on the LED. What if you sand out a small recessed area in the frame so that the LED can simply have a slot to sit in? Will that relieve the area in question?
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    If i did that i would not spin anymore. I think ill do the brass rods idea.

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    Wow ive been missing out on this. I want to do some led mono eyes myself and have had trouble finding ideas on how to go about doing it. I got one into a mg dom but could not figure out how to cram one into my gouf. I had the same issue trying to keep the rotation gimick intact and couldnt find an area big enough to hide the batterie. Im curious to see what you do with this gelgoog.

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    As soon as i can find a place that sells brass rods in the size i need im going to go back at it again.

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    Ok i havent worked on this any today but i fiddled with it a bit a i decided i do want to install a resistor. Because the LED looks better when it isn't so bright. I found that if i tape the wires to the batterie gently it isnt so bright. So i slapped the painted armor on and took a pic to give you guys a feel of what this thing is going to look like. What do you think?

    Zaku on kova luu.
    YOU WANT TO BE MORE THAN JUST A GRUNT? LEARN TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE!
    In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it. -Erwin Rommel
    They're on our right, they're on our left. They're in front of us, they're behind us; they cant get away from us this time -chesty puller
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