to the Future DeLorean!
Created, written and submitted by Nicholas
"I finally finished this model... I made specifically
so I could have it be a part of The Fiber Optic Store! ~ Nicholas
This is my finished flying DeLorean from Back to the Future II.
It took me over 2 months to complete with the technical help from my father.
It is lighted by LED lights and many many strands of fiber optic filaments
to help make the lights more visible to the eye.
To put in all the filaments I had to drill many many tiny holes into the
model and risk ruining it but I think it came out very well.
light you see is the end of a strand of fiber optic filament that had to be
inserted into the model by drilling holes into it first.
fiber optics allowed me to keep the lighting under control and only where I
wanted it to be. It also let me keep the model in a more realistic scale.
is what it looked like with the fiber optic cable hanging out of it.
here is the detail of all the filaments inside the car.
After mounting the car on the box I cut the fiber optics to the same length
and aimed them straight at a blue LED.
interesting thing is that it looks like there are blue lights in the car but
those lights are actually transmitted from the car's base which is over a 12
inches away. This was the first real model I have made and all the work I put
into it really paid off. You can add so much realism by using fiber optic filaments
so to me it's almost not worth building a model without putting some in.
List: The car has 4headlights, 1 interior light, 3 blinking lights, 2
motor lights, 2 thruster lights and countless fiber optic filaments to transfer
the light to the outside of the car (where you can see them). The base has 6
lights and 2 super bright lights that light the fiber optics that go up into
the car. I want to add some more fiber optic filaments to the base in the future.
Nicholas contributed another fiber optic project: Modeling Clay and Fiber Optics
Nicholas was 17 years old when he contributed his model to The Fiber Optic
Thank you Nicholas, for another great contribution! (And for designing
this WHOLE page!)
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model that you built? Would you like to show it off and share it with
the world? If so, let us know! You could earn some free fiber