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Foosball Chandelier - 100 Hour Challenge 2011

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Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011

Foosball Chandelier
By Joe Powell

The Foosball Chandelier idea was inspired by a Chicago restaurant. Their walls were decorated with foosball men. When I saw I could get a whole set of them at the SWAP sale, I pounced. Originally planning on creating a hanging wall decoration, I realized that our apartment needed a classy touch. The chandelier idea was born.

It was not an easy creation. The tube was unruly and didn't like to be formed. The men also did not fit on the tube at first so needed to be drilled. Finally, the idea was to have the lights strung inside the tube. We tried for 3 hours to get this to work, broke an entire set of lights and ripped the another before we called it quits. I plan on purchasing rope lights later on to feed through it, but we didn't have them at the time.

I couldn't have done this without all of my friends' help. Thanks again.

The music is beeKoo Mix by Lazzwell, available under the Creative Commons License.


What is the 100-Hour Challenge?

Contestants have 100 hours to take their best shot at doing something entrepreneurial from Wednesday, February 16, 2011 to Sunday, February 20, 2011.

They only can spend $15 at the UW SWAP Sale to find their components. UW SWAP (Surplus with a Purpose) is a campus unit that sells surplus university equipment, ranging from athletic gear to lab equipment.

The winner for each of the following categories will receive a $300 cash prize: * Most value (money) generated * Most social value generated * Most creative

In addition, a $100 Peoples Choice prize will be awarded to the contestant whose entry is accessed/viewed online by the most people.

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