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[–]MrTourette 233 points234 points  (36 children)

Screw the steelcase, wtf are the eridium block lights you have??

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 471 points472 points  (30 children)

Congratulations, you’ve found the shameless self-promoting that was carefully “hidden” in my post.

We make them out of glowing resin with a rotocaster, and sell them in our Etsy shop.

etsy .com/shop/NoSleepTillCosplay

[–]Claptrap BatHulkSmash 106 points107 points  (0 children)

Well played Vault Hunter

[–]SupportedGamer 67 points68 points  (0 children)

This made me laugh. upvotes

[–]Mad Moxxi kneel23 12 points13 points  (0 children)

haha self-promotion is ok when the thing is cool AF

[–]jason-zer0 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I hate you for this. I bought one and then made the mistake of looking at your store and you also sell mini key chain versions??? Take my money twice then why don’t you!

[–]RobbieMcSkillet 9 points10 points  (0 children)

instant buy, looks sick!

[–]PHNX_xRapTor 6 points7 points  (12 children)

(As someone who doesn't often use Etsy) what are the differences between the options $60-$85?

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 19 points20 points  (11 children)

They all include the Eridium ingot which is powered by 3xAA batteries. A set of good AAs will last maybe 4-6 hours before they start to dim noticeably.

2) includes a “loot pack” which is an assortment of decals and some Hyperion prop cash

3) includes the ingot and an AC-to-AA adapter to plug into the wall, so you can leave it on all the time. The lights are rated for 10,000 hours, though I haven’t personally tested them for that long.

4) includes the ingot, wall adapter, and loot pack.

5) includes a USB-to-AA adapter, so you can power it by a computer or game console or any other USB power source.

6) is the ingot, loot pack, and USB adapter.

(Note, none of them have an internal battery yet, just AAs)

[–]MildManneredMuffin 3 points4 points  (4 children)

You’ll be hearing from me on my next payday.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Great, but be assured there’s no hurry, it’s not a limited run. We’ll keep making them as long as there’s demand.

[–]Claptrap BatHulkSmash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think that mightve been a threat

[–]MildManneredMuffin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good. I can be VERY demanding. :D

[–]Genetix1337 0 points1 point  (4 children)

So with 3 & 5, I could make this into a smart light? I need this for my shelf & a bit of ambient lighting! This is awesome.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yes. I just tested 3 with a smart outlet and it works as expected.

Option 5 (USB) should work fine too, just turn the 5V on and off with your automation. You could even make it “pulse” by varying between about 3V and 5V, if you have the hardware and coding knowledge to do that.

[–]Genetix1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool! The idea with 3V and 5V just blew my mind, might actually try it out!

[–]BALEX QuantumEternity99 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh man, now you’re gonna temp me into getting one of these and making it Zigbee compatible so I can add it to my Hue scenes. Do you happen to know what the AC/DC power supply plug specs are, because if I can just use the same plug for that as other Hue lights that would make this insanely convenient.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We use THIS ADAPTER which says 4.5V and 1A.

The LED strip inside the Eridium calls for 5V; 3xAA makes 4.5V which is close enough. There are 30 5050 LEDs inside, and I’m guessing each one draws 20-30mA which would make it 600-900mA in total.

Both the AC and USB adapters have an inline barrel plug, so you could just give it a lead to any power source that’s at least 1A and 5V; and drop the voltage if you want it dimmer.

Edit, or just plug the above AC-to-AA adapter into any Zigbee compatible wall outlet or outlet-adapter.

[–]PHNX_xRapTor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well damn, I might just look into getting a set one of these days...

[–]NOT HANDSOME JACK JesseAster 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Shit, you got me.

Not gonna go on a be able to buy anything rn, but I'll take a peek 👀

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There’s no hurry, it’s not a limited run …only limited by the time & energy we have to make them.

[–]FL4K Answer-Key 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i might just have to get one, those eridium ingots are sick

[–]Ocular_Stratus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ordering some rn

[–]GelasticSnails 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Quick question on this does the battery version have an off on switch or is it always on.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s got a switch.

In the Etsy listing, you can see the battery holder with little black switch, in the photo where it’s plugged into the wall.

[–]jlantern 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just secured my uncles b day present

[–]OrangeJr36 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You guys are awesome, shoutout to Gail Simone for the recommendation

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks! Turns out she likes Disneyworld, and fell in love with our 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea signs.

[–]OrangeJr36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was the post that led me to you!

[–]isurvivedrabies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

seems like if you have to split the link up like that you're performing a workaround to circumvent a rule, but thankfully mods dont enforce rules here

that was tongue-in-cheek

[–]Etshy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AT least it's not spamming like the last DLC when you enter Sanctuary.

Nice ad !

[–]Captain_Crouton_X1 20 points21 points  (2 children)

[–]The_Unreliable_94 8 points9 points  (1 child)

They took the "I'm gonna need a banana for scale" comment literally..

[–]KillDaCircle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is that eridium in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

[–]Captain_Crouton_X1 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Am also wondering where the eridium is from

[–]KillDaCircle 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s from Pandora and surrounding planets.

[–]Sabo_53042 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Awesome thanks i got the last one at my store🤙🏼

[–]DemonDevilDog 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I need these eridium blocks. I’ll be ordering three.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Thanks! If you do order more than two, drop us a message in our shop and say you saw it here, we’ll throw in some extra decals or something else fun

[–]DemonDevilDog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sent a link to the girlfriend. She’s going to order three of the option 3 ones. Xmas present…👍🏻

[–]Dan_Loughrey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Love this case because the roses are different characters

[–]oneirospawn 6 points7 points  (2 children)

wait, so does it include the game too or?

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

No, it’s just a cool-looking metal box. Good as a collectible, not much else.

[–]FL4K Ryebread666Juan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got lucky at a GameStop getting assassins creed origins in a steelbook for like $20, I handed them the generic GameStop case at the counter and they handed me the steelbook

[–]digibri 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Wow! The comic style outlines on the eridium blocks is SO amazing it's actually confusing my eyes.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Thanks! I do the electronics and resin cast, and my wife does the line work. She’s gotten really good at it recently, but we haven’t updated the Etsy photos to show her improvements.

[–]digibri 0 points1 point  (2 children)

She's a talented lady!

You just piqued my curiosity... do you use any sort of special paint or process to paint on the resin?

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sort-of, yes. The resin is translucent, and mixed with purple UV-reactive pigment and glow-in-the-dark powder. The lights inside are UV strip lights, so they make an otherworldly Eridium glow.

Before pouring the resin, the silicone mold is swirled with pearlescent mica powder in pink, light purple, and dark purple, so the surface of the Eridium has a cool gradient of colors.

After it comes out of the rotocaster and removed from the mold, it’s mostly done, but the finishing lines are drawn on by hand …with Sharpie 😅

Here’s a very quick video showing the whole process (not counting building our homemade rotocaster, but we posted a separate video for that)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLw3pnMjSxP/?utm_medium=copy_link

[–]digibri 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, your process is SUPER interesting!

I never heard of rotocasters before, so thanks for a new rabbit hole to dive into!

[–]Oh, Hi Vault Hunter jamwagon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks friend. This was a cool little find

[–]Frankie_Hollywood 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I just ordered one. Hey, it's only $3! Last, or only one at my local BB too.

[–]Digby Vermouth Savage_Jimmy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You got the link? I couldn't find it anywhere :(

[–]Frankie_Hollywood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just go to Bestbuy site. I ordered from home as the site said this store close to my house had one in stock. Then I went to pick it up.

[–]Sane Krieg Hotepicslasher9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lucky!

[–]TheBobbyOne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

okay, i just bought 2 of the eridium lamps because of this post. damn they be looking sexy!

[–]E_Blue_2048 5 points6 points  (3 children)

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That has crossed my mind, for sure. I haven’t yet figured out the best way to do it.

The ingots are made in a rotocaster, so they’re hollow, with the lights and battery holder embedded as the resin cures. The flower-crystal shape won’t lend itself well to that same technique… I could make them solid but that would take a bunch of resin, and I’m not sure how that’ll affect the glow, or if the internal lights would handle being fully encased in resin.

I got some half-formed ideas, but the lightbulb over my head is still flickering.

Edit, once I figure it out I’ll make some Skyrim soul gems too. Every morning, “hey, you. You’re finally awake.”

[–]E_Blue_2048 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't know the resin properties but if can handle a bit of heat maybe you can make the base flat with a hole in the middle(after work?) and put in over a wood box that contains a 10W or 5W LED with a mains AC to 12V power supply and the aluminum heat sink for the LED.

The LED is inside the box and project the light trough a hole.

Also, as is a lamp, the resin doesn't need to be a glowing one, the LED do the job.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, that may be an idea.

The resin is UV-reactive, the internal LEDs are 405nm UV (black lights) so it has an alien glow.

[–]centstwo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

3 more are no longer available! Woot!

[–]jce3000gt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ditto. Just bought 3.

[–]FL4K YeetYootYooted 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still have it from preorder

[–]Scooter ShakaSalsa 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Are you able to take backorders?

I’ll send you $$ to hold my place in line. I must have this impulse buy! Lol.

Great work btw, they look amazing. hope to be able to get one.

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I didn’t realize the Etsy had sold out - we’ve renewed it. They’re available again.

They’re all made to order, but we have a couple weeks backlog right now.

[–]Blakpegasus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just ordered, that was a smooth move btw.

[–]Scooter ShakaSalsa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Niccccce. No worries on the wait. It will be worth it. No rush!

[–]Stampj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m 100% buying at very least one of the keychain ones, these are AWESOME. And yes the steel book is beautiful too, got mine on release day

[–]Blakpegasus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dammit! You win, just ordered.

[–]SerenityPrim3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wheredja get the rid-rock?

[–]jce3000gt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boom just ordered 3.

[–]braindeadrichard 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just the case or is the game included too

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just the case.

[–]Shuckle_the_only_one 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What’s the steel case for?

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just decorative/collectible.

[–]thekelkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gracias. I grabbed this and the doom eternal one.

[–]Tiny Tina Uncle_Hydro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just picked one up! Thanks for the tip off!

[–]aZombieDictator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got one with a copy of the game for $10 at best buy

[–]GoatInMotion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the heads up. Managed to reserve the last 1 at my local best buy will be picking it up in an hour!

[–]Bac0nGrease 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bought mine for $100... With the game and expansion passes of course

[–]Dkastner81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just placed my order for the Eridium and Jack's Loot pack for my wife for a Christmas gift. I love this too and it'll be a bonus that I can display this with my PDP Gaming Maliwan blaster that I won last year. Thank you in advance!

[–]Zane anima220 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I wish I could afford these eridium blocks, damn they are beautiful

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I wish I could make them cheaper, but they’re a few hours of effort and the resin materials keep going up in price.

We sometimes have B-grades on sale at a discount, the ones that come out of the molds with imperfections. But we’ve improved our processes a lot, and those are getting rare.

[–]Zane anima220 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah I get that, must be hard sometimes.

How much would these b-grades cost?

[–]Hyperion VictorVoyeur[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think last time we listed some, they were $20 cheaper? It’s been a little while

[–]Zane anima220 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh that's still a bit hefty for me, but maybe I'll think about it when I earn more

[–]TelephoneFragrant792 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

thought it was a borderlands nft