I thought winter was coming already? Not in Cali, it’s another hot day in the books. Day 2 of my smile campaign and another addition to my Punny Sweater line making its debut at @designercon next week!
Alright kiddies, buckle up because I’m here to teach you how to make ya own ding dang DRAGON RADAR
You will need:
● A tap-light, or “moon light,” these usually come in packs of two for like $4 at home depot
● a garden hose cap, about $2 at home depot
● a ¼" by 1 and ½" bolt with about ½" unthreaded at the head, about 20 cents
● two ¼" nuts
● a ¼" washer
● a very small Phillips head or flat head screwdriver (whatever fits the screws on the back of ya tap light)
● spray paint PRIMER, doesn’t matter which as long as it bonds to metal
● white spray paint
● metal adhesive (I used E6000 but there’s a bunch of different ones - you can also use a soldering iron for this)
● a stiff sheet of clear plastic, I used Grafix brand. (This shit is always in a stupid spot, I found it by the model car kits at hobby lobby)
● a print out of the dragon radar design, fitted to your tap light
● a drill w ¼" bit
Definitely start with the bolts!
1. I recommend adhering the bolt to the garden hose cap first, so it’s out of the way and has time to dry. If you are using E6000 like I did, it will need 3 days to cure. Word of advice! Even though it will feel secure to the touch after only 24 hours DO NOT attempt to work with this piece until it has fully cured or you will destroy it i am speaking from experience.
2. While that junk is drying, unscrew the back from your tap light and set the screws aside somewhere they won’t roll away bc those bastards are hard to find if they do. Remove the bubble shaped light cover from inside the light casing.
3. On the side of your light casing upon which the battery casing will NOT rest when the back is screwed on, measure along the edge between the top most screw holes to determine the center. Drill a hole here so that when you insert the bolt it will be sticking out of the top edge and will not intersect with the battery casing.
4. Using the bubble cover as a template, trace around its edges on the plastic sheet. If the sheet is 8 ½" by 11" you should be able to fit two tracing on there without overlapping. Once traced, cut along your tracing lines so the plastic will fit just perfectly inside the light casing.
5. Print your Dragon Radar graphic and, measuring to ensure the y axis aligns with the hole you drilled, use the bubble cover once more to trace a guideline on it for cutting. Place one sheet of plastic on either side of the graphic, then insert the whole into the light casing so that the graphic is clearly visible through a plastic window from the front of the casing.
6. Once your bolt/garden hose cap contraption is fully cured, screw on one of the nuts all the way up the thread, then spray the whole thing with spray paint primer.
7. Once the primer is dry enough to painted on (see can for instructions, as paints vary) spray it with spray paint lacquer
8. When the lacquer is dry, screw the bolt into the hole you drilled with the hose cap facing out and away from the casing (this will be a very tight fit), then run a washer up the bolt on the inside of the casing and secure it with the second nut, tightening it as much as you can. Depending on how sloppy you were with your paint you may require pliers and a wrench for this.
8. Replace any cardboard inserts that came inside your light casing, as this gives it a more opaque appearance, then screw the back of the casing back on, with battery casing not intersecting your bolt.
9. Attach a strap to the bolt cap for appearance (I used a wii wand strap lol)
10. You done! Now go find those dragon balls!!!
Secondary note: I will try to upload a link to the design I made for my radar, which was done on ms paint. It should be the right size when fitted to page to print for the radar.
Final note: while this design CAN be lit up by inserting batteries, I DO NOT RECOMMEND this, as the tiny light bulb inside can melt the plastic sheets and ruin your beautiful project that you worked so hard on. If you want to light it up, please only do so for a very short time frame. Like maybe 8 seconds.
Bulma began, offended that this creep thought he could talk to her in such a manner. While, she’d have to put his ill tempered ass in place right now, because no one tells Bulma Briefs that she’s has no purpose. She was the capsule Corp princess, and genius too boot. What more, was the fact that Vegeta wanted her dragon radar. Which like hell she was just simply going to give it to him, no that would only cause my issues for her friends. Instead, she decided that she would simply have to keep an eye on the angry monkey.
❝You see this, I know it’s what you want. But, you’re not getting it. Not without you taking me along, or should I just break it? ❞
Goten and Trunks was Flying around in the Air as they have the dragon Ball radar searching for Dragon Balls as They Found one Dragon Ball in one Area. .
The siren was in the area, trying to enjoy the scenery. She couldn’t see how Fluttershy can think so highly of this, but she decided to give it a try as she laid against the bark of a tree as she scans the scenery. As she did so, she notices a small gleaming object in the distance. She stood up and walked over to it. Upon noticing two things heading in the same direction that were airborne, she became more curious and started running. Upon noticing the two of them being human-like she kept up her pace, just dialing it down a bit to watch them from amongst the trees. @dbzwivesandchildrenandagod