In this Instructable, I made a LED acrylic sign.
You will need:
For the Sign:
- Acrylic glass
I used a 100 X 80 X 5 mm sheet
- Mini drill with diamond burr bits.
- Stencil knife
- Picture/print out for the stencil
For the base:
Instamorph moldable plastic
2 LED's with a battery holder, batteries and a switch
Step 1: For the Base
I melted the Instamorph and coloured it blue.
I used "no-brand" pigment.
Step 2: For the Base
I used a wooden box as a mould.
Instamorph should not be too hot or else it will stick to the box.
When I removed it from the mould, I reheated the bottom to cut it off.
Step 3: For the Base
To make sure batteries hold in place, I added more Instamorph.
Step 4: For the Base
More Instamorph was added on top to hold acrylic glass.
Step 5: For the Base
I drilled holes for LED's and the switch.
I soldered LED's and a switch to the battery holder.
Then I glued the switch to the case and inserted LED's.
Step 6: For the Base
I covered bottom of LED's with electrical tape and inserted the batteries.
Step 7: The LED Sign
I cut out the stencil and secured it to acrylic with the scotch tape.
Step 8: The LED Sign
Then I used diamond burr bits to colour the stencil.
Now you can put your art on top of the base and watch it shine.
If you get bored, change it.