Old LCD Backlight...What to do...
I have a typical CCFL-lit LCD backlight that I tore out of an ancient, dying laptop with an ancient, dying screen. The backlight is roughly 25.5cm x 19 cm (9 7/8" x 7 1/2") and about .5cm (1/4") thick. When around 18VDC is applied to the inverter, the whole rectangle lights up with a perfectly even, white, light. I've been trying to come up with something cool to do with it. So far, these ideas have included:
-With a piece of protective plastic, a small lightbox for tracing or viewing negatives/slides
-Mounted over a desk for a really cool lamp
Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for what to build with this? A project worthy of the geekiness or the materials?