"Portable 4-in-one Designers Station"
Step 1: Materials and Tools
A large board (any type of plywood or study craft board larger than the glass used)
A piece of glass (I used one from an old screen door)
Smaller pieces of board (or off all from the plywood for the legs)
Armor Etch glass etching cream (found at any craft store
Heat shrink tubing
12 volt power source
Like my other instructables any comparable hand tools can be used
Drill and bits
Step 2: Cut You Base and Legs
Place the triangles at each edge of your board and either drill, counter sink, and drive screws through the board into the legs or attach the legs using L brackets
Step 3: Glass Etching
Steps are simple:
1. Mask off what you don't want etched
2. Apply etching cream to exposed areas using a brush
3. After several minutes wash off etching cream with regular water
4. Peel masking off
5. Feel thrilled how cool this looks
As for the design it's completely up to you imagination, I used an 9X11 area to light up and my standard logo's. I used masking tape reversed images on my printed and traced them to the tape, then used a exacto knife to cut the designs
Step 4: LED Light Bar
Next measure and drill holes for LED's, In my case I used 8 - 3v Super bright LED's measured out at 0.190" and I used a 0.200 drill bit and spaced the LED's evenly.
Next Epoxy glue the LED's into each of the holes (TIP:LED's have a long leg which is positive and a short leg which is negative)
Once it's dry it's time to solder! I hooked up four of the leds in strings positive to negative till I was left with two strings with each end of the two having both one positive and one negative leg each aloowing me to use a 12v power source (Transformer or hacked PC power supply)
Decide on your power source and run the wiring 12v positive source to the two remaining longer legs and the black ground to the two remaining shorter legs. Making sure to use heat shrink or electrical tape to insulate the wires.
Step 5: At Last the End...
Total time invested: 2 hours (Would have taken less time, but I added my logo's so it took some time to cut those out)
Viola! your done! Now you can start designing your personalized hand drawn Pro member Instructable's badges, Cut airbrush stencils, design logo's, and anything else you can put down on paper.