DIY Glow in the Dark Frame





Introduction: DIY Glow in the Dark Frame

These sheets are one of the most cool accesories for blue (445nm) and mainly bluray (405nm). These consist from some kind of fluorescent surface and they make some very interesting effects.
Yes, you can buy one online, but how about Doing It Yourself and having some fun? Well, let's start!

Step 1: Materials

You need only 2 things:
- any frame that you like
- and GITD window paint (any kind will work)
Total cost for me was about 3€.
Be creative, you can use literally ANY frame of ANY size...

Step 2: Secure the Back Side

I recommend to do this, so that no paint goes to the gap between the glass and frame

Step 3: Start Applying the Paint

Place it on some hard surface and start applying the paint. You want about 1-2mm thick layer of the paint.

Step 4: Level It

Use some piece of plastic to level it . Try to make it as good as you can.

When you are done, let it to dry (this takes about 8-10 hours)

Step 5: Clean It Up

Once it's dry, remove the glass from the frame, clean the frame from any leftover paint and put the glass back in. I recommend to put it in with the paint side facing inside, so it will be easy to clean from dust etc.

Step 6: Finished!



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    8 Discussions

    Are you shining a laser at it? Or some other kind of light? This is awesome - I want to make it for my gadget-crazy brother :P

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    I am shining a 100mW 405nm (violet) laser on it. You can get 5mw 405nm lasers cheaply from ebay, but a simple UV led will do the trick :)

    Ooh thanks for the quick reply! I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for a laser like that. Do you think the normal lasers (the red wavelength ones that everybody and their kids seem to have) would also work? I figure they would, but as the red wavelength has a much lower energy than the purple/UV wavelength the effect would be a lot less impressive.

    Red lasers are like some sort of anti-light, when it comes to GITD boards. If you first illuminate the board with UV light, it will start glowing. But when you shine a red laser over the board, it will actually leave a less bright trace behind it! Really cool, but to do this you need a high power (200mW or more) red laser.

    Weeeeeird! Okay cool, I'll have to get both lasers for my brother to play around with :P

    Rated this 5*
    Its amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a look at my ibles as well and if u liked em please rate and vote for them in the contests!

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