My Workspace (contest Entry)

Introduction: My Workspace (contest Entry)



For all who are wondering, I based my table cover off of this 'ible here - Just enlarged it to my liking :)
Also I based my glowing mouse pad from here

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    i like your mouse pad!! did you make or buy it. if you bought it can you tell me where?

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    astroboy907
    astroboy907

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I made it. Essentially there are retail versions (google glowing mouse pad), but I made mine of of the ible here. It was pretty good, except I think I got lucite (hard plexiglass) instead of acrylic, so it was pretty hard to cut. Also i had to fit it to my desk a little so I ground off the corners (that was for my old desk). Apparently I have a short, must've happened when I re-soldered the leds a few days ago. I made mine with some RGB LED's, so it could change to multiple colors, not it can do blue all the way, and bright red, but no green changes or mixing/dimming any colors but blue. Its actually blue-green though :)I have lots more info if you want so just ask.
    Oh it cost about $20 to make, just FYI if you want a price estimate. I got the plastic in 3 sheets so I could make 3, so that was a little more $$ 

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    Casaras77
    Casaras77

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hello, is there anyway I can buy one of these? I love yours and theres nothing like it on ebay

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    astroboy907
    astroboy907

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Well, sure, I would be happy to make you one! I'm sure that now I could probably pull off a higher quality job as well :) It's kind of a blast from the past to see these pics, I've definitely gotten a much more organized and larger workspace.

    Maybe we could brainstorm a bit on construction techniques - the way I did this the zip ties stick out from the floppy's a bit and are prone to scratching the workbench or making it too easy to slide around. Gluing the floppys onto a substrate seems like a much better idea - perhaps onto a cork backing.

    If you are serious about buying one, please contact me by message and I would be glad to discuss details with you. But of course I encourage you to make your own! :)

    Thanks for reminding me about this project though - I think I'm going to get some more floppys and make some wall pixel art!

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    astroboy907
    astroboy907

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, but only because its an old analog rolly-mouse thing. If you use a laser mouse it wont work unless you put some sort of dark fabric/material over it...