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I wrote on plexiglass the mojito recipe and then I create a small led circuit that I insered in a frame around plexiglass.

For the mojito recipe I designed it on Photoshop and then I reverted the image in order to write it on the good position on the plexiglass.

It is pretty cheap DIY and it is a low comsuption energy system because you can use 2x 1,5v battery or 3x 1,2v battery.

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Step 1: Print your model

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Print your reverse image and then stick if on plexiglass.
To engrave it I used a dremel with a small peak.

The plexiglass is a 0,5mm thick.

Step 2: Create your lighting frame

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I purchase a kind of plastic bar that I could easily cut and clip on plexiglass.
To create the frame, cut 4 bars and then cut in diagonal thanks to a miter box to do the perfect frame.

Step 3: Insert your LED circuit in your frame

For the circuit, I used 7 LEDs which work between 1,5 and 3,6v which change the light intensity.
I inserted my LEDs in the frame with a small screw driver and then I put the plexiglass.

Step 4: Choose your power

You have 3 different choice to powered your lighting frame!!
2x AA 1,5V
3x AA 1,2V
1x transformer at 3V

It is your choice if you want a nomad recipe or a fixed lamp in a bar or anywhere.

Enjoy and Try it !!!
creshawn4 years ago
Which type of led did you use and how did you insert them into the strip
lpxav (author)  creshawn4 years ago
Sorry for this late answer but I simply used 5 mm blue led that I insert with a small wood peak.

It is important to have the same led serie which work on the same voltage.

Hope it helps :)
creshawn4 years ago
Do you have a complete and detailed instructions list with materials because i want to have fun with instructable and make a glass cook book.
Thanks and much appreciated.
lpxav (author)  creshawn4 years ago
I can give you more information if you want, just ask me and I could give you pictures and tips that's instructables spirit :)
Very nice. This would be a cool use for a CNC router.
JakeTobak4 years ago
How long did it take you to do all that engraving by hand?
lpxav (author)  JakeTobak4 years ago
It is true that it takes few hours especially to write letter. It took 2 hours but it is quite tiring and thé dremel is heavy. But the result is pretty cool!!
But if you try a simpliest model! I did an other one in 10minutes