This Instructable has been updated with better information and better construction, please view the 10" x 10" LED Infinity Mirror Instructable

This Instructable covers building my available Full 8"x8" 32 LED Infinity Mirror Kit  or re-create it with your own materials such as acrylic  or hardboard sheet. It also could be scaled up or down to suit. Plans are included in the ZIP below.

The Kit contains everything needed to recreate this project. Everything from high-quality glass mirrors, parts to build a durable plastic frame, 32x LEDs( color's are buyers choice), LED Controller kit, DC Jack, Wall-Wart Power Supply and wire. Just supply some spray paint and a few tools.

With an overall dimension of 12" x 12" x 2.25" and 32x 5mm LEDs with controller.

I can also put together custom kits, if you would like to supply some of your own parts or if you want some of the steps/parts built for you. Just PM me or Contact Me

If you would like to re-create this project with out a kit. There is a diagram in the ZIP below with info on the pieces required to build the frame. Acrylic, Hard-Board, Wood, Styrene, plywood can be used to build the frame.

There are two ways to build this. With or without a controller. This Instructable will cover building with a controller. But there will be notes on what to do if you want an always on version, if you are using all Auto-Fade LEDs then a controller will not need to be used.

I have built of few different Infinity Mirrors, Check out My Gallery

Disclaimer: This project is potentially dangerous. The Author is not responsible in any way for any damages or injury's resulting from its use.

Step 1: Supplies and Parts

This Instructable has been updated with better information and better construction, please view the 10" x 10" LED Infinity Mirror Instructable

Everything is Included in the Full 8"x8" Infinity Mirror Kit (Discontinued in Favor of the 10" x 10" Kit)

Materials Needed:
- 1x 8.5"x8.5" 1/8" Glass or Acrylic Mirror
- 1x 8.5"X8.5" Two-Way Mirror, kit includes 1/4" thick MirrorPane( brand name) *Careful the silvered side is easily scratched.
- 4x Side Pieces*, measuring 11.9" x 2.25" 
- 4x Inner Walls*, 8.6" x 2"  
- 4x Mitered Front Pieces*, 12" x 2", 45deg miters
- Pieces to hold the mirrors
- Glue**
- 32x 5mm LEDs, diffused or water clear. Try Auto-Change LEDs
- 8 Channel LED Controller
- Stranded wire ~22ga. 8+ ft.
- Solid Strand wire, 22ga, 1 ft.
- 5v DC Power Supply with Matching Barrel Jack
- Krylon Fusion - Black or chosen color

Soldering Pencil
- Tools for PCB building. (diagnol cutters, wire stripper, ect.)
- Hot Glue
- Small flat-point screw driver
- 5/16" Drill Bit*** and power drill

* The frame pieces included in the kit are Opaque 100mil Polystyrene. Acrylic could be substituted, it is harder to work with, but if you can make clean cuts its possible. Hard-Board ( Masonite ) could also be used, won't look as nice finished though. The same measurements can be used if the material is 100mil ( 0.1" ) otherwise adjust. Ex: 125mil acrylic, change the side piece from 11.9" to 11.875" & inner wall 8.6" 8.7" (they can be over length)

** Glue:
- The kit is supplied with a special glue for Polystyrene.
- Acrylic can use Methylene Chloride (Acrylic Cement, availible at hobby/crafts store) with chips of acrylic dissolved in it. Start with few chips and keep adding till its thick as corn syrup.
- Hard-Board, use a quality wood glue.

***Drill Bits
- Ask for the power and button holes to be drilled for you when purchasing your kit. Free of charge

Where do you get your two way mirrors? I made one a while ago and used a window film, but didn't work well. It didn't have much depth, only about 5-6 levels deep.
<p>I have only been able to find it in 1/4&quot; under the brand name MirrorPane in the USA, every glass shop I asked carry it. Used to keep the sun out of commercial buildings.</p>
<p>very nice</p>
How thick would you say that the entire mirror assembly is? <br>(Mirror assembly meaning all of the components that make up the actual infinity mirror. This is disregarding the table construction that supports it from below) <br> <br>I saw that the &quot;inner wall&quot; in the diagrams above are 2 inches thick. Does all the LEDs and mirrors fit within that 2&quot; assembly space? Or can it vary depending on how you build the spacing between the mirrors?
Please read the updated version of this Instructable at https://www.instructables.com/id/10-x-10-LED-Infinity-Mirror/ <br>That mirror kit is overall 13.5&quot; square x 2.25&quot;(the outer walls are 2.125&quot; + 0.125&quot; thickness of the front frame) If you wanted a thinner mirror you can adjust the width of the inner and outer walls. But the depth of the mirror effects the spacing of the infinity effect, a deeper mirror makes the effect go back further and in further towards the center.
I was thinking about making one of these, but don't want color changing lights or anything fancy like that. I just want them to be one color. Could I just buy a strip of lights like this http://www.oznium.com/led-strip-flat-head or this http://www.oznium.com/led-ribbon instead of the way that you did it? I wanted a cheap, simple method to make one of these and was thinking this would work well.
It is important that the LEDs used must extend out between the two mirrors and must be diffused. 5mm diffused LEDs work perfect, so maybe you can find something that will work the same or you could get creative and glue a bead or some diffusing medium to each of the LEDs on a SMD LED strip.
What is the best viewing angle for the LED's?
The LEDs should be the diffused type, clear ones don't work as well.
where else may i find the materials for this same project.
thank you
Would it work if I used a 1/8&quot; thick Two-Way Mirror instead?
Of course, would need to change some of the measurements for the blocks on the inner walls though.
It's good to use some hot glue on the wires coming directly from the PCB before handling much, they really like to break off.
I believe you got a little confused my friend. the negative ends should be connected in parallel and the positives should have all a wire connected to them from the controller. the way you said to connect the system would not work.
It may seem like that somewhere, writing this step was kinda confusing for me. So I would say go more by the pictures than the text. But I know for sure that the controller board sinks current so the LEDs cathode's go to the screwdown terminals and all the LED Andoes are connected in parallel.
great work!<br><br>https://www.instructables.com/id/cool-DIY-infinite-LED-tunnel/?&amp;sort=NEWEST&amp;limit=40
Hi, Love the tutorial, im wondering how much space is between the two mirrors and the LED's in the middle? Im assuming it goes 1 mirror on the bottom - space - LED's - space - two way mirror, but how much space is given between? cheers
Yes thats correct theres about a ~2&quot; space between the mirrors, and the LEDs are centered between them.
Looks great. The link to your ChromationSystems-InfinityMirror.zip file seems to be broken.
I hadn't noticed that, thank you. All the of the plans are in that file. I will fix it tonight.
This looks amazing, i think i'll get a kit!
how much is a kit
One the links to my store was misdirecting, I have fixed it.<br> <a href="http://www.chromationsystems.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=239" rel="nofollow"><br> Visit The Store</a>&nbsp;for pricing and info.

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