This project is a gift for my girlfriend in san valentines day and i finished today. I was inspired by "Deadly computer" in his "DIY LED Plexiglass Heart"
(link---> https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Plexiglass-Heart/ )
Hope u enjoy it!
Step 1: Get All the Materials.
5.- Dremel with:
- Cutting accesories: 420, 426
- Sanding accesories: 412, 430
7.- Case (to put the electronics inside)
8.- Hacksaw (to cut the acrylic.. best way i discover)
9.- Ac adaptor (i got one 12v, 600mA)
11.- Leds (i choose 2 blue intense and 3 red)
13.- Solder iron
Step 2: Make Your Design.
Cut the desired design and paste it with tape in the piece of acrylic. Take the dremel engraver and follow the line slowly. I recommend you to take little rest between letters to take air and to concentrate.
Step 3: Making the Case.
Make a straight line in the top of the case where you�r gonna put the acrylic. I used the dremel 426 cutting accesory to do that. Make constant measurements to ensure that the acrylic fits tight to avoid movement.
Step 4: Make the Circuit in a Piece of Protoboard.
Glue the protoboard into the case door. I use crazy glue to do that.
Align the leds so the light beam get into the center of the acrylic.
Step 5: Install the Ac Adaptor Jack
Drill a hole in the case where you want to put the ac adaptor jack. I put it in the lower left so it
wouldnt stuck with anything inside or outside the case.
I recommend to glue at the final step the jack to the outside of the case, so you can make modifications fast.
Step 6: Final Things to Observe....
- Align well the leds to the acrylic so you get a better view of the light.
- Tight well the screws so it doesnt fall everithing that is inside.