Step 23: Make the Reflector

If you want to see into your XBOX then skip this part, But if your like me you don't want to see the ugly top of your hard drive showing through on your new mod.

Take the clear side of a CD Jewel case and cut the sides off. so all you have left is a flat piece of clear plastic

Fold a piece of aluminum foil to about the size of the jewel case. If you want it highly reflective like a mirror (this is the way I wanted it) fold it nice and crisp like, however if you want it to really refract light crinkle it a bit. do it both ways and hold it in place while you turn the lights on to see which way you like best.

Tape the aluminum foil to the jewel case.
i took it one step further and cut a hole in my dvd drive so you can see the spinning disk
Cool, you should up a pic of it.
here are the pics, also included ones of my ps2. sorry they aren't the bes quality, i took 1 with an iphone and the other 2 with a galaxy tab
lol talk about a rrod
The glow looks kind of sharp...&nbsp; maybe you could add some diffuser glass inside the jewel?<br />
Another way to defuse an led is sand the tip of the led down a little with sandpaper. Works real nice, I have done it a few times. But in this application I kinda liked the sharpness.
Why solder the leds this way when it would have been much easier to solder them in series. That way you could use the leads of the leds to connect to each other and then connect the power at the ends. Would have been less work if you ask me<br>
Multiple reasons. One was because by doing it this way it was easier for me to hide the wires. Second is because in series, If one light goes out they all do and trying to troubleshoot is harder if you don't know which one is blown. So for a beginner parallel is the way to go. Third is because if I want to add more lights with relative ease I can, and locate them where I want; however, in series I have to add them into the end. I was not sure I would want 8 lights until I had seen it. And fourth was a matter of convenience. I had the resistor for doing it in parallel however, I would have had to go buy a resistor if I did it in parallel. So for me this was the easier way at the time.<br><br>You are correct that it could have been done in series; however, just because its easier does not make it better. <br><br>
Why did I read the first part?
Thanks for the instructions on removing the jewel, i took mine off but instead of lighting it up I repainted it blue :D
If this is to hard for someone to do or they don't trust there sodering skills they can go to www.divineo.com and get the case mods that do the same
It would have been nice to get some credit for my work, but at least you took your own pics and rewrote it. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ben999000/ledtutorial">Jewel LED Tutorial</a><br/>
Nice Tutorial. And I can see why you would think I copied yours by the pictures you use but I assure it it is merely coincidental. When I did mine all the tutorials I found where showing how to use the tubes and I couldnt find one that used leds so I made this one. The reason I went with 8 lights was cause that is how many I had and the reason I went with that formation around the hole was because it was evenly spaced out. It isnt supprising that the two look a lot alike, how many different ways would there be to hook them up? I guess I could have hooked them up by using wires another way but this was the easiest way i could figure. So like I said, I am sorry if you think I ripped off your idea but it was just a coincidence and nothing more.
Man, don't get stuck on it. Unless there is something I don't know, this tutorial is way more instructional and vivid than that one, and he used different methods in a lot of aspects. I have done this mod as well as putting a chip in and several others, and on this one I did the wiring very very similarly (but my leads were side by side, not top and bottom) and I came up with the hard drive power stealing. Again, I may be missing something, but probably not... Be nice and don't get stuck up on things like this. Maybe cammel8 deserves credit here, instead of you? Well done, cammel8. I would advise brighter LEDs though, mine are 6000 mcd blue and one white one in the middle.
No big deal, but come on it's just common courtesy.
lol why in the hell didn't you use better led's.... it looks so much better with brighter led's i dont have a picture on this laptop cuz i sold the xbox for $330 to buy it lol $330!!! for an original xbox!!!!
they actually look real good just dont show it in the picture
[quote]I decided on this mod as the one to do because it was the hardest that handnt already been done here.[/quote] You are huffing too much adhesive.
quoteYou are huffing too much adhesive/quote Only on the weekends and only with the propper adult supervisons

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