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  • JonathanP168 commented on Creativeman's instructable Make Your Own Illuminated Signs1 week ago
    Make Your Own Illuminated Signs

    You deserve the thanks my friend. I got the idea from you. I was originally going to try to make my design with rope lights! That would have come out awful!

    Somewhat. I found a box that had the dimensions that I wanted, and took it apart. I didn't use any acrylic. I just cut a hole out of a side of the box and taped the sign around the edges of the square whole, from the inside of the box. I made a uniform lightboard of 200 lights, instead of lights only behind each letter, which will allow me to change out the sign easilly without adjusting the lightboard. I attached the lightboard to the back ob the box with zip ties. Then taped the box back together.The one thing that I will do differently with my next light box is use LED strips instead of x-mas lights. It took A LOT of time to poke 200 holes in cardboard and push 200 lights through those holes. I have blisters on my thumbs to show for it! I feel like the LED strips would save a l...see more »Somewhat. I found a box that had the dimensions that I wanted, and took it apart. I didn't use any acrylic. I just cut a hole out of a side of the box and taped the sign around the edges of the square whole, from the inside of the box. I made a uniform lightboard of 200 lights, instead of lights only behind each letter, which will allow me to change out the sign easilly without adjusting the lightboard. I attached the lightboard to the back ob the box with zip ties. Then taped the box back together.The one thing that I will do differently with my next light box is use LED strips instead of x-mas lights. It took A LOT of time to poke 200 holes in cardboard and push 200 lights through those holes. I have blisters on my thumbs to show for it! I feel like the LED strips would save a lot of time and be brighter. I'll post more pics of the process later.

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