Introduction: How to Make a Huge Light Up LED Sign

In this project I will show you how to build a huge sign with a custom lettering that can light up through the help of RGB LEDs. But the sign can also be used as your primary light source in your room by utilizing warm white LED strips. Let's get started !

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all the necessary information to build this project. But in the next steps I will give you some more advice about the parts and design.

Step 2: Get Your Parts!

Here you can find a small list with parts that I used. But you definitely need to visit your local home improvement store to get this build done.


Home Improvement Store:
250x90 1.6mm thick MDF board

150x90 1.6mm thick MDF board

"big ass screws" aka 6.0x100

"screws for the wood sqaure" aka 5.0x45

"screws for the acrylic glass" aka 3.5x12

4x spruce wood 34x54x2500

wallpaper, terminals, mounting clamps, acrylic glass

Amazon.de:
1x Spray Adhesive: http://amzn.to/1lpFtEa

1x 5m RGB LED Strip: http://amzn.to/1lpFyaL

2x 5m warm white LED Strip: http://amzn.to/1lpFyaL

1x Foam Tape: http://amzn.to/1lpFyaL


Amazon.com:

1x Spray Adhesive: http://amzn.to/1H2Xp17

1x 5m RGB LED Strip: http://amzn.to/1H2Xp17

2x 5m warm white LED Strip: http://amzn.to/1H2Xp17

1x Foam Tape: http://amzn.to/1H2Xp17


Ebay:

1x Spray Adhesive: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...

1x 5m RGB LED Strip: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...

2x 5m warm white LED Strip: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...

1x Foam Tape: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...

Step 3: Build the Boards!

Here you can find our design with measurement if you need help to dimension your own lettering.

Step 4: Success!

You did it. You just built your own custom light up LED sign.


Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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Skudderon made it! (author)2016-04-24

Sehr cool :) ... kommst du aus Leipzig? LG

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