Picture of Star Wars Film Cell Light Boxes
2013 11:30 AM.jpg
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I love star wars and a while back i got s lot of film cells on ebay of star wars.

i guess these are from the remake from some times in the mid 1990.

I got loads and chose 8 of them and backed them onto a piece of card and used to have them on a shelf. they weren't getting looked at as much as i really wanted so recently i decided to see if i could make something more cool and useful.

This is how i went about making some film cell light boxes.

Step 1: Tools and Materials.


-craft knife or scalpel
-sand paper -soldering iron

-film cells of choice
-mount board or card stock
-large box frame 300mmx300mm
-paint for the frame (only if you want to change the colour)
-button or switch
-LED strip -resistors etc.
backwards lamb lovely tutorial I'm after one bit of advice. How to wire up these led strips? Is there a tutorial as my electrical knowledge isn't that great

Hi, a guy on youtube (and indestructables) called DIY Perks has made a number of videos using these light strips and say in each one how they work. DIY Light shelf and DIY LED Panel for example are good places (the first being more simple and in line with this project)

backwards lamb (author)  Imperialbooner3 months ago

hi, im sure there are some wiring instructions on here. I learnt how to do wiring like this when i was about 11.

davidjknapp5 months ago
Hello backwards lamb. I have purchased all of the equipment to make this, except the led strips, wires, etc. Where is the best place to get these? eBay? Thanks
backwards lamb (author)  davidjknapp5 months ago

hi, yeah that's where i got them from. or depending on where you live, there are online shops that sell parts for electronics. maplins in the uk for example.

hope that helps.

if you do make it post some pictures i would love to see it.

KimberlyH26 months ago

Will the lights over expose the film cell over time? In other words, will the cell image deteriorate with exposure to LED lights?

backwards lamb (author)  KimberlyH26 months ago

i dont really know but i would not have thought they would continue to expose as they were designed to be used in a very bright projector over and over again and the LEDs are only on for a short amount of time each time one looks at them. They get as much light being displayed so natural light will shine through or on to them.

ilikecory2 years ago
awesome/cool!!!! hey y'all posted this on my bday!