the instructions are vague… 2.5 “parts” powder to 1 “part” water… is this by weight or volume fellas? One might assume it’s by volume, and that would probably be a safe bet… but people in the UK bake by weight (500grams) and we bake by weight (1 cup). I guess I could have a gander at their website again…
artists man… artists… just had to send this email;
The instructions on the bag say 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water, then stir into superbase… a couple questions;
Is that 2.5 parts + 1 part by volume or weight?
Do you know exactly how much pigment superbase will take on to reach maximum saturation?
In short I would like to see something more akin to a recipe like this;
- mix 2.5 parts LIT with 1 part water (by volume)
- mix 1 part LIT paste with 1 part superbase
I am going for maximum density of LIT powder.
I had a student digital artist go off at me once because my phone background was an art I hadn’t payed for, think it had a water mark under my clock widget…
They shut up and looked rather embarrassed when I asked how could they could afford the Adobe suite with no job
Was quite amusing
This is fun… but when I opened the bag of LIT powder on my desk, I may have been a little over excited… I now have LIT dust all over my computer desk… should have been doing this on the bench… feelin like a radium girl.
That looks really good!
Hopefully looking like a radium girl, not feeling like one, as I understand it radiation poisoning isn’t fun…
ok so to speed things up i used a UV cure bioresin instead of superbase… so the UV cure process basically doped the hell out of these things with light. For a good actual test I am going to set up a small dark room and “charge” these two test units with 5 seconds of NFC power, then see how visible they are over the course of 0s, 30s, 1m, 5m, and 30m.
haha they didn’t look all that good once they started getting ill… jaw bones teeth falling out, disintegrating, skin tearing easily and not healing… goddamn… the man behind the company responsible didn’t get fully shut down until 1970s!! fucking hell sorry ladies
I’d also be curious to see if body heat has any effect on them. Maybe holding one tightly until it reaches body temp.
Yeah… Not a great chapter in watch making history.
Ooh glowy things, I’ll be curious to see how well they work
I really don’t think so… but it will be an interesting test to see at what point heat does make a difference. Probably “well done” temperatures will be necessary, if it works at all.
It’s a marketing vid so take it with a pinch of salt… but it activated quite quickly with the heat rising from a cup of tea. Video link.
Unless you make your hand super cold or hot, wouldn’t you need a temperature difference to make a difference?
I am thinking you go lay on a beach, or use an Ice cube to make it cold, but it would eventually have its average temperature. I am not sure how glowy lit powder works.
Either way, this bad boy will be going where the mark of the beast goes.
You’re thinking of TEG where the conveyance of heat energy through dissimilar materials like a peltier junction induces electrons to migrate. In this case, heat energy (long wavelength energy) would presumably be up-converted to light output (short wavelength energy), though at a reduced efficiency.
Just a fun side experiment… figured the LIT powder would be an easy way to test the effectiveness of my UV filtering safety glasses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqiLHd1ScIY
I can report that after yesterday’s experiment I put the two samples into a dark box under a cupboard, and this morning I went into a dark room and opened the box and the two samples still had a very faint glow. I’m now frantically looking through moving boxes to find a tritium vial so I can put it next to them and get an idea of just how much “glow” the LIT powder has after so many hours.
Watching this thread is comparable to being a kid, and watching another kid play with the toys you wanted to play with.
We just want you to share…
lol he has had it for what 12hrs? The progress is damn impressive
So fucking excited