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Light-Up Needle-Felted Dalek by GlassCamel Light-Up Needle-Felted Dalek by GlassCamel
Yes, I'm a Doctor Who fan! While patiently waiting for BBCA to finish up the latest season over here, I felted this bit-o-nonsense. :no:

BUT OH: Blinky's real trick isn't being made of bamboo and soy fibre (no wool!) - It is that he lights up! Really! He's got a little blue LED for an eye and programmed white blinking ones for ears... lamps... head thingies...
Credit for electronics creation goes to my husband, who is awesome and tolerant and patient and oh so very marvelous :la:

And more pictures (including blinking) can be found on my LJ, as usual.

Doctor Who © BBC.

Also: I think I should mention that this is not the first Doctor-related felting out there. *kez245 felted The Doctor years ago - he is a brilliant creation and has long been an inspiration for me.
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:icontegura:
Tegura Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i made three needlefelted daleks, but this one is top notch in detail, of course i wasnt as good as i am now with detail
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violetmoonkitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome!
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This is awesome - it's cuddly and electric!
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Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AWESOME!!! :D
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
:XD: He's a fun little guy!!
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Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet :meow:
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Sapphire911 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Featured: [link]
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Cawlo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARGH!!! I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!!! :la:
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PhlobieM Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS IS SO AMAZING
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Wispwool Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is brilliant!
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ToXTheXArk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
id kill for this....;A;
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:iconglasscamel:
GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
...don't you mean 'ex.ter.min.ate for this'? :XD::XD:
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ToXTheXArk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
OMG YES! I LOVE YOU XD
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
*sporfle* Yay!! :iconlawooplz:
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Nalasugar457 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Gods, that is amazing!!! Fantastic job!!!
And you do this by hand??? Oh my Gods...
LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
:blushes: Well, I had a lot of help with the electronics for Blinky here ^^; Thanks kindly though!! :)
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bcgrote Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
OK, I like this!

Do you just put the LED in the framework, or can they be removed? Are they powered by the coin batteries like those little LED "tossers"?

Arg, I need to get felting...
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
The batteries (two 1.5V), their holders, the processor and board, and the switch are all stored in the base. The three LEDs are threaded through the middle of the head and middle turn-y part so he can still point his whisk at people. There is a small removable section in his base where I can easily access his batteries. It is possible (with great care) to remove all the electronics, though I really hope that I've made him well enough that I won't ever have to! ^^;

With the exception of the chip and the wires (which I already had), I acquired all these parts at my local Radio Shack! :D

I had a lot of help creating the electronics, but I'm happy to answer any questions about them! :)
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PrincessPi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Ooh, I love it so much. Do you sell these?
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you! :D
I do take commissions occasionally, none at the moment, however. ^^;
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TazarYoot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
sweeeet
the detail that you put into thsi is impressive. each little light and bump is perfectly in place
is he hallow or solid on the inside?
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:D Thanks! This little guy is hollow so he can carry around his battery, wires and teeny processor for the lights!! :la:
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guen001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Love this! It's how I found your collection, someone else posted it on Facebook. This is brilliant! Didn't know bamboo and soy could be needlefelted, good to know. I've only tried wool and alpaca, found the alpaca too slick to get enough detail.
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I got both the bamboo and soy from sellers on etsy! They're really nice alternate fibres! Fun fact: Thomas Edison used carbonized bamboo as the filament in the original incandescent light bulb!! :lightbulb::la:

Facebook? Really? Do you have a link?
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littleblueninja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have so much talent......................
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
:blushes: Just being a fan in the best way I know! :XD: Thank you!
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littleblueninja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's just amazing what you can do with felt! :D
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
:blushes:
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TaraLinzee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I literally screeced when I saw this and almost spit out my coffee. I LOVE Doctor Who! The old show,though... but anyway this is GREAT
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Oh no, careful with your coffee! :XD:

Yes, I'm a Who fan too not so much lately there is just so much about it to love! :heart:
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Samuii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
super XDDDD
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thanks! :D
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PriscillaTR Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Dear Santa,
here's what i want for Xmas.
Xoxo
Priscilla
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
:XD:

I'll be sure to forward Santa the Assembly code for the LEDs' processor. XD
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PriscillaTR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
yay
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amber-rose-creations Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my! This is wonderful! I can't believe it actually lights up too!!! You are a genius!!! Love it :)
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
:blushes: Thank you so much! Making this little guy was a really fun learning experience!
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foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
OMG YOU DID A DALEK! XD And it lights up! That's so awesome! XD
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks! :la: It was a really fun project for me!
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JediAmara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I want to marry a Dalek and this is the greatest thing I have ever seen.
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
:giggle: Thanks!
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JediAmara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Also, if you ever take commissions for these...
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW the led lights truly make this amazing! I wish I could figure out how to do that in my needlefelts but I hardly have the time.
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I definitely cannot claim credit for the electronics, but figuring out how to stuff them very carefully XD into the wool base wasn't too difficult. The result is really fun and well worth a try if you can make the electronic bits! :dance:
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Screamer21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahhhh! That is so cute! So much detail for bits of fibre! I can see the glare of the lights in the photo. That is totally original and fabulous!

I love all your work. I just have to stare at it while drooling, lol. :drool:
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I had a lot of fun with this one! :nod:

:XD: Thank you!
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Screamer21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome! :D
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Exoe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
C:
old school dalek=win
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
8D

Thanks!
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hkittygirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
AMAZING!
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