So I bought 30 grams of blue glow in the dark powder. and decided to try my hand at a grown up Tron Data Disc. I got the idea from Mat Browns glow in the dark shelves.

This is a 10" maple disc that I turned on the lathe and used a 1/8 inch bench chisel to cut the grooves.

After that it was just a matter of mixing up the powder. My confession here is that I thought the powder would be enough to tint the epoxy blue. I wasn't aware it would dry clear. Next time, I would totally tint the epoxy.

After that, sand the glue flush and add a finish. Charge it in the sunlight and enjoy the cool effect in the dark!

<p>you could use one of them ring frisbees to make one so then you could through the disk just like it</p>
<p>I'm pretty sure that the tracfone symbol is a tron disc</p>
<p>I love this.</p><p>I am not from here</p><p>what is TROn</p>
<p>Just to help you out. The first was (IMHO) the best, but I am a huge fan of both. <br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/" rel="nofollow">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/</a><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron </a> <br></p>
Tron is a movie from the early 80s. There was a sequel a couple years ago.
<p>The new one was cool, but it didn't speak to me the same as the original. </p>
Agreed. Still, it was decent in its own right. I'd heard that there was to be a third but it got shelved. Too bad, it could have made a good series ending from the teaser bits I saw. <br><br>Equally as disappointed at Akira ' s demise...
Thank you very much
<p>This is so cool but if you added a clock mechanism it would look like a sophisticated clock during the day while turning into a data disk at night :) awesome instructable, I love your channel and ideas</p>
As Tron is one of my fav. movies, this is very very cool. Awesome job!
can you tell the source of the &quot;magic&quot; powder??
<p>I got mine from amazon.com</p><p>search BLUE GLOW POWDER</p>
<p>Amazon has EVERYTHING! :)</p>
<p>I bought mine on Ebay. 30grams for $10.</p>
<p>I thought that was EL-wire, Nice effect !</p>
<p>Ooo that's an awesome effect, and it seems like you whipped it up so fast!</p>
<p>Thanks! It was super easy! </p>

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