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Picture of Steampunk Lightbox
Some weeks ago a friends of mine who is a talented cartoonist (tinoshi.com) told me he was looking for a lightbox for tracing his cartoons. So I have built it for him from recycled materials I already had. I decided to make it with a lcd screen because some of them (I think the older ones) are backlit with a strong plexiglass made to redirect the light from the edges toward the user. A 17"one works for an A4 page.
this is what I've used.

Material:
-old lcd display;
-led stripe;
-switch;
-power supply with connectors;
-white paper;
-3mm plywood;-10×10×1500mm lath;
-brass screws;
-brass wire;
-some little piece of plexiglass.

Tools:
-some kind of saw. I have used a band saw and a buzz saw;
-soldering iron;
-drill;
-screwdrivers.

Step 1: The shell

Picture of The shell
Here is not too much to explain. simply consider the dimensions of the plexiglass and a little space for the led stripe and the connector.
Considering that the led stripe is 10mm tall, so are the sorrounding pieces where it will be stuck.