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Music LED Light Box

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Step 2: Preparing the box

From the acrylic sheet we're going to build the box.

1. Draw out the plates for the box on the acrylic sheet (photo 1). My longer plates are 15cm x 5cm. And the squares are 5cm x 5cm. Of course you can use any size for a box you want.

2. Use the jig saw to cut the plates from the acrylic sheet. Be sure to do this as perfect as you can. Because all plates need to line up nice with each other (photo 2).
If the plates don't turn out to be equal, you can sand the sides till they all fit nice.


3. Get the drilling tool and use a drill bit that is the same size as the thickness of the headphones cord (photo 3).  Then drill another hole for the adapter to go though.
When you're drilling, do this very carefully! You don't want to hurry, else you might put too much pressure on it and break the plate.


 
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karlpinturr11 months ago
Very nice - and a better 'ible than this apparent copy:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-organ/#step1

I don't know how to report this, as none of the 'flags' above seem to be appropriate - maybe you can?
nopasanada24 years ago
I SAW YOUR LED CUBE AND THEN THIS.............PRETTY COOL....BUT I AM JUST WONDERING HOW DO YOU CUT THE PEXIGLASS WITHOUT BREAKING IT....WHAT DO YOU USE?
what i did was i took a knife(a sharp one) and sliced across it a couple of times then when i flexed it a few times it snaped and broke in a perfectly straight line. but i probably should have used a fine jigsaw just to be safe ;)
This looks so cool!!! But seriously, 2$ for a 3mm plexiglass, the stores I've looked into only sell a cubicmetre (100X100 cm) for 100 $!!! Where did you acrylic paper so cheap? Also ; how long lifetime do these LED's have? Are they replacable? ty
lowes or home depot, search for lexan, or polycarbonate, its about $3 for a 10" X 8"
Try online
Bassman3524 years ago
 you can also score it since the plexi isn't all that thick :)
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