While the instructions here do require the purchase of the kit, the methods and techniques to build one from scratch are shown for those who would like to create their own design. Frame build details are in Step 10
Custom kits, with only the parts you need, can be made to order. Such as if you wanted to use an Arduino instead of the supplied controller or supply your own LEDs, a custom kit can be prepared for you, no need to waste parts.
Step 1: Supplies and Tools
- Outside Frame, 24" diameter x 3.5" deep, primed White or Have It Painted.
- Inner Wall Ring, assembled, drilled and painted, ready for LEDs to be installed
- Supports Ribs, 16 pcs 1" x 3" blocks
- Front Two-Way Mirror, 1/4" glass, brand name MirrorPane in the U.S.A.
- Rear Mirror, 1/8" mirrored acrylic, drilled or undrilled, leave the film on until the very last step.
- 2 Tubes of Polystyrene Glue, with 4 application tips
- 65" Length of 40 lb(actual weight less than 20) Picture Hanging braided wire
- Vinyl Decal, to cover the bottom of the PCB
- Vinyl Decal Dots to cover the buttons, choice of colors.
- 48 Channel Mono / 16 Channel RGB LED Controller Kit
- 5v @ 3A PSU, inline, long cord, See Description
- Panel Mount DC Jack, compatible with the PSU
- LEDs 32/48, 5mm Common Anode RGB LEDs or 32/48, 5mm Solid Color LEDs
- Ribbon Cable, 50-strand 29.5"
- Ribbon Cable, 50-strand, 18"
- Solid Strand Wire, 2x 31" lengths, for LED anode connections.
- Right-Angle Panel Mount USB Type-B Connector - View Description
- Soldering Iron and Solder
- Small Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
- Exact-O/Razor bladed
- Wire Strippers
- Needle Nose
- Eyeglass sized flat-head screw driver, for the controller terminals
- Multi Meter / Continuity Tester
Paint: The inner walls come painted ready to use, the frame comes painted with a white plastic primer or Get it Painted