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Hi everyone. I’m doing something a little different (hybrid project) here - building a wood firehouse toy box - and am using a pico rotating beacon inside of a 1x1 trans-red round brick to mimic emergency light on the front. That will be fitted to the top of a loudspeakers brick. I’ve attached pictures to show what I’m using. My question is Im not sure what to do with the wire once I insert the rotating light inside the red round brick. Can the round brick be attached to the loudspeaker without pinching the wire. I don’t want to ruin the wire on the beacon by snapping the pieces together. It also seems if I tried drilling a hole in the loudspeaker, it will ruin the integrity of the post that the red round brick will sit on. Can someone please guide me on this? Thanks very much.

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  • In short - no pun intended - yes to putting the wires under the 1x1 round brick.  I typically will untwist the wires at the “pinch point” to make the profile smaller and/or cut a teeny notch at the brick’s base to create a wire channel for the wires to have a little extra wiggle room.

    would love to see the finished result, too.  :)

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  • Paul, thank you very much. I was considering putting a notch in the red round block but not sure the best way to go about that. I have an extra one so I can experiment with maybe a pen knife. And I will post some pics once I get the project sewn up.  Again, thanks. 

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  • ColKlink Thanks for your post and for sharing your project!  Hopefully Paul George 's idea will work for you.  Please keep us updated!

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