Introduction: Build a "Flickering" LED Light Panel

Light Panel made from:
Acrylic Sheeting
Perforated Steel Sheeting
LED Christmas Lights
4 Bolts
4 Spacers
Epoxy (that cures clear) 


HeyMimi (author)2011-02-04

Cool. I love the way you put these videos together. It makes me want to build this for my sons room. Any chance I'm going to find perforated steel sheeting at Lowes or Home Depot?

sensoryhouse (author)2011-01-16

Haha, brilliant minds certainly do think alike.

I have a couple blue anodized aluminum drums that I pulled from a Xerox. I have been saving them for that exact project. I just havent had time for every project in mind. Same with the rotating sheet - I saved a a 12v wiper motor for that project.

zack247 (author)2011-01-16

i just watched the video and after i understood the "flickering" part of it i have a suggestions so that you dont need to look at it at multiple angles to get the "flicker" effect.

create a cylinder from that acrylic, then a slightly larger cylinder from that perforated steel sheeting.
have the steel sheeting stationary and have the the acrylic sheeting (with the lights installed) on a circle that is connected to a motor that turns the acrylic cylinder.
turn on the motor and lights and then you have one very interesting lamp!
you could also just have the steel sheeting rotate too, instead of the acrylic cylinder, to make it easier to build.

very cool idea of using that perforated sheet metal! 5*s!

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