Reimagining MWM devices for Christmas, part 6: WOC Sipper Base

Submitted by khyizang on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 06:04

Glowing SantaThe base portion of the WOC Sipper Cup is rapidly becoming my 'go-to' item for a lot of applications.  It's compact.  So it fits in pants pockets and travels well.  It lends itself for use as a multi-functional base for a variety of items.  It photographs as well as any of the MWM devices.  Real handy.

Here, we use it as a base for some Dollar Tree figurines.  The material at the top of the picture below is a very thin holiday table covering from Dollar Tree.  The bag to the left holds artifical snow flakes.  Bought from Target.  The Santa figurine is also from Dollar Tree.  The MWM base was taken from a World of Color Sipper Cup.

Assembly is about as easy as it gets.  Wrap some of the table cover material around the MWM base device to help conceal it and so that the artificial snow flakes will 'stick' to the sides of the MWM base.  The table cover material is thin enough that it doesn't interfere with infra-red signals reaching the MWM base underneath.

WOC Sipper base for SantaPlace the wrapped MWM base where you'd like it to rest and then sprinkle the artificial snow flakes over the base to suit your tastes.  The combination of the table covering and the artificial snow flakes act as a nice light diffuser that really makes the base light up.  The artificial snow gives a semblance of seeing the lights through ice. 

If your figurine still has the bottom LED assembly in it, you'll want to pry that out so the MWM leds can glow up through your figurine (see the Ear Hat hack).  All that's left to do now is to place your figurine on the base and enjoy.  

The picture to the left shows how the table covering and artificial snow flakes accentuate the MWM base's glow.  I managed to score a Santa, Frosty and Angel figurine from Dollar Tree and all three worked just fine.

The hack works well even without the cloth covering and artificial snow flakes.  I don't carry either of those props with me when I travel with the MWM base. 

Use this as an alternative to the Ear Hat hack if you don't want to/can't disassemble an Ear Hat to uplight your figurines and/or want your figurine elevated on a base/mound and/or want more light on a particular object.  Always nice to have choices.

And, as with all these decorations that may be intended to remain undisturbed for a period of time, you may wish to wire the MWM device to an external power source so you don't need to undo the setup to replace batteries.