How can I make my balls glow like yours?:
How are you doing this?
Do you have any pictures?
Where have people been ordering?
Up until recently, they just blindly posted here:
To be safe, post there AND PM me. If you want to see experiences of other buyers, that’s a great place to look. (Currently nothing is for sale.)
So what’s your “feedback rating”?
Used to be here:
Appears that this forum is now gone.
How much are they, and how do I pay?
The balls used to be $15 US each, and shipping within the continental US is flat rate $4.25 for up to 6 balls. In otherwords, if you buy one, it’s $19.25. If you buy two it’s $34.25. I can cram up to 6 balls in that flat rate envelope. To pay, send the money via paypal to my username at hksilver.net. DO NOT send me payment until I’ve confirmed that I have your order ready to go. I won’t take someone’s money unless I have a ball ready to go out the door.
Looks like I’m going to have to increase my prices should I come back.
So I got this message earlier, and figured that rather than answering the same questions over and over, I’d pull a copy and paste-ism. Enjoy!
Recycled glass. I’m always on the look out for new stuff though. Been trying to find carbon-fiber. Not easily found.
None save the expense. I’ve had a passing conversation with a jeweler about it. I’d thought about doing one out of etched cubic zirconia and offering it up for either auction, or as a marketing ploy at a tournament as a trophy. Haven’t done much beyond dabble with the concept though.
Well, I have a few sitting here that haven’t sold in months. I have a pair of black class with a light chrome finish, and a clear glass. Just waiting for warmer weather to get at it again.
YES. They’re sheer awesome. He apparently has a CNC mill that can do stainless. He makes them either as he gets orders, or just makes some when he feels like. My only complaint is that the diameter of the shafts I bought were ever so slightly thicker than a standard one. He tells me he’s fixed that now though. Trust me, they’re stainless. I soaked one in water for a week to test. No sign of oxidation AT ALL.
No clue - in fact it has never occurred to me. You do realize that LED’s almost never die, right? Um…so far as I can figure, he’s glued it in. If the LED is dead, I’d just take a pair of pliers, yank the thing off. drop a needle and thread through, then use that the pull the wire for the new one through. So by my estimation not hard at all, so long as you get the right size LED. If you’re concerned, I’d buy a couple of extras from him.
This is something I’d like to take up with him myself. The LED’s that are programmable to burn a specific color are unique and have extra pins. Sparkfun sells them:
The instructions on that page lay it out. Basically there’s a pin for each color. The harder you drive a pin, the more of that color you get. If you control it using an arduino board (DEFINITELY worth the money) then you can treat each pin just like a hex color (or how you specify colors in html or photoshop, 0-255 or 00-FF for Red, Green, and Blue), and be able to give the arduino any old color you want, and it’ll spit that out.
What he has is one that just goes through a pre-programmed sequence. I’ve been meaning to ask him about these and have never gotten around to it!
On your own. I simply don’t have the volume to be able to do that. I wish. I really need a MUCH better drill press to ramp up production, but I’d have to spend something like $800 for the one I want, plus another $200 for the jig mandrill to pump the water through the bit for me.
Hey, no problem. I’d recommend posting this out in Tech Talk though - in fact I may do a copy and paste so that others have the benefit of these answers.