This is my first instructable, so go easy. And be sure to check out my other Instructalbes!
I am in no way responsible for any injuries or damage caused to you, anyone or anything during the making of this instructable.
What you'll need:
- A piece of plexi-glass, or glass if your more advanced. This will be cut into 6 squares, then assembled into a cube. The size of your plexi-glass squares will depend on the amount of LED's used. I used 4 LED's, so my final product was 2 1/8 inch squares.
- Glass frosting spray (pick it up at a craft store)
- LED's of any color. Again, the amount doesn't matter, but the size of your squares and battery will have to compensate.
- For mine, I used 4 LED's, so a 9V battery worked perfectly. If you use more or less LED's, you will have to choose the correct battery.
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Sliding on/off switch
- (Optional) Colored Gorilla� brand tape
Tools you'll need
- Hot glue gun
- Soldering iron
- Cardboard cutting knife
Step 1: Cutting, Frosting and Assembling the Plexi-Glass
How it's done:
REMEMBER: I am making 2 1/8 inch squares.
Plexi-glass is an awkward thing to cut. Using a saw just leaves shavings all over, and a Dremel just won't cut straight. So, the solution...
Using your ruler, mark 2 1/8 inches all the way down the piece of plexi-glass. Do this on both sides. Then, take your cardboard knife and score all the way down the line your just made. Again this is on both sides. Hint: Use your ruler to guide your knife, to ensure a nice, straight edge. Then, put your glass on a table, putting the line you drew directly over the edge of the table. Line your ruler up with the edge of the table, and the sharpie line. Press down hard on the ruler to keep it all in place. Then, in one quick motion (like opening a book) snap down firmly. This should create a nice straight line. Repeat this step until you have all six of your squares.
Now, lay out some newspaper, and spray your squares. Wait about an hour, then spray the other side.
Now, assemble the cube, leaving one of the sides off. We'll use that square in a minute.