Introduction: Glowing Laptop Cooler
I present to you my master piece. The Glowing One :D
I was really bored so i tried my best, enjoy :)
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Materials and tools that i used
- Wires. About a meter and a half.
- Hot glue gun and some glue
- Random orbit sander and a few sanding discs
- Tool to cut plastic (Dremel with pvc cutoff wheel)
- Hobbyglass (Plastic sheet, doesn't care if it's scratched
- Router with cutting blade
- Variety of ply
- 12v Power supply for leds
- Socket for power supply
- 3 same potentiometers (10k are best)
- Knobs for potentiometers
- Soldering tools
- And a lot of patience and time
Step 2: Marking and Cutting
First I cut all of the pieces out and made holes for hobbyglass. I have pre-drilled few holes for easier cutting with jigsaw.
Step 3: Cutting Hobbyglass
I marked and cut hobby glass with a rotary cutting tool
Step 4: Routing Some Material Out
I routed a few bevels of some pieces to fit hobbyglass. Not all bevels are work of art, but meh, it works for me.
Step 5: Assembly
I assembled it. Screwed it firmly. Fits good enough. Doesn't wiggle around. Good :D
Step 6: Sanding and Gluing
I wanted a rustic look. So I banged it hard with my hammer :D (Sounds dirty right?). Sprayed two coats of black paint and sanded them down. I also sanded hobby glass because it was badly scratched and glued them in place.
Step 7: Electric Part
Last but not least I soldered led strips to the platform, screwed fan to the hole and connected 3 control (RGB) potentiometers ( I wanted to make leds to be controlled by arduino, but nah).
Step 8: Final Product
I hope you enjoyed. Thank you for liking and subscribing! :)
Here is demonstration video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W2CSnB-GvQ&feature=youtu.be
Participated in the
Homemade Gifts Contest 2015
Participated in the
Make It Glow! Contest
7 years ago
i hope you win the contest so i voted for you
Reply 7 years ago
Thank you, comrade :)