Power source for Props
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I am wondering what type of power source did you use for your props?
My current (first ever) prop requires a battery of some sort, and here are what I think should be the requirements:
- Preferably rechargeable and will stay "powered" with out needing to press some button to wake it up every so often.
- Alternatively, easy to disassemble, so I can take it apart and solder leads directly if need be to the battery.
- Cheap, say, less than 25USD, but all suggestions are welcome.
- Powerful-ish, though I will consider if I want to get more batteries and place them strategically in the prop. I have 70x PLCC-2 3528 LEDS soldered to wiring already, and would like it to run for about 5 hours before needing a recharge.
The LEDs are blue, and I estimate about 3v @ 20mA.
I have considered using alkalines, but I'd really like to be able to reuse the battery for other projects, and long-term cost savings. Also, carrying spares and having to disassemble my prop in the middle of a con to replace them could be a hassle.
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I noticed an egl post about washing lolita clothes in the washer. Personally I've never washed any of my brand in the washing machine, but dry cleaning is expensive. If I could wash my dresses in the washer it'd save me a lot of money! Only issue I have is that I have the same washing machine as that girl and I'm not sure which cycle to put it on since there's no delicate cycle. Advice? Cottons or Casual, light or heavy? I've already checked lingerie bags, cold water, no dryer/hang dry, check instruction tags, etc. All I need to know is the cycle. Thanks!