Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

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Hans Nieborg
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Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Hans Nieborg » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:40 pm

I had taken some pictures of some drawings my father had done over the years and after moving to several different houses (and states) over time, many of those drawings my father had were lost. I just found the picture I had taken 10 years ago of this sailboat drawing and Keith helped me with getting it together for engraving on acrylic as a Christmas gift for my father. I have been making edge-lit displays and bases for a couple of months, using single-depth cutting on acrylic and several variations of Preben's LED Base design (thank you, Preben), but this is the first time I tried to do a photo-engraving. Thanks to all that had input and helped with making this come together.

http://imgur.com/a/tBfpw

I tried to take a picture of it while illuminated, but the cell phone just can't get it right, so I had to take the picture with the LEDs off.

Specifications:
Acrylic Display - 167mm height (including 9mm mounting tab) x 200mm width
Base - 75mm depth x 250mm width.
Total Layers - 10, Includes 3 Layers to Hold Radio Receiver Inside-Top-Front.

(52) 5050 RGB, non-addressable LEDs in one continuous strip. 7 facing forward and 7 facing rearward in center acrylic layers of base.
(1) Wireless radio remote controller.
(1) 120VAC / USB 5VDC power supply.
(1) Sheet of 300 x 600 Baltic birch plywood, 3mm, stained with MinWax Jacobean before cutting.
(2) Acrylic layers - 3mm cast sheet.
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Willy Ivy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 pm

That looks really nice Hans.
Bet it looks great when lit up.
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Doug Fisher » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:50 pm

Looks nice. I hope you can figure out a way to get a good picture of it lit up in the dark.
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Hans Nieborg
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Hans Nieborg » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:13 pm

Thanks for the idea of taking the picture in the dark, it worked. I was able to add more pictures into the link http://imgur.com/a/tBfpw. The added 2nd picture shows the piece illuminated in teal blue, while the 3rd picture shows the colored LED light band coming out of the top of the acrylic display and shining across the ceiling of the 'Dragon Room'.

This controller can rotate through a rainbow lights with several flashing patterns and a brightness up/down control to reduce glare and select a custom pattern as desired.
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Nathan Hunsworth » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:29 pm

That looks really nice
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Ian Bell » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:03 pm

Great work Hans, I like the detail that you include in the description, credit to your Dad for the drawing. I'm sure he'll love the gift
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Re: Edge-Lit Design For My Dad's Drawing

Postby Brian Book » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:25 pm

Great Job ... I like it :)

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