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Wow it really seems you have things figured out thumb.gif I've got a single wielding orc with a sword. I've almost always gone the thief route, so I thought trying out brute force would be a nice change biggrin.gif

Haha I'll be honest, I never really liked the melee combat of the Elder scrolls games, it just doesn't feel like I'm hitting anything tongue.gif

I gotta say though, that Orc racial is amazing!
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Ugh, ok so after a weekend of tinkering with acrylic and LED's I can't seem to get the effect I want for the motherboard lighting in under 8mm of material mad.gif

Still, I did learn a ton about how to get acrylic to glow! I'll post a detailed analysis tonight/tomorrow so you all can learn from my fail biggrin.gif

I ordered some new stuff to give it another try with more diffusion, less opaqueness and brighter LED's. If that fails it's back to the drawing board...
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I have seen acrylic "light panels" that basically look like that security glass that has the wires embedded in it (except it appears to be milled out grooves instead of wires). Check this out for a diffuser plate (open it in google Chrome or search it through Google to get a translation as it's in German it appears).

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/14536457-post448.html

Love the build. I'm working on the planning phases of some work on my FT02-WRI and this is one of the mods I'm really watching. Nice work so far!
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I have seen acrylic "light panels" that basically look like that security glass that has the wires embedded in it (except it appears to be milled out grooves instead of wires). Check this out for a diffuser plate (open it in google Chrome or search it through Google to get a translation as it's in German it appears).
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/14536457-post448.html
Love the build. I'm working on the planning phases of some work on my FT02-WRI and this is one of the mods I'm really watching. Nice work so far!

That design is one of the things I tried this weekend actually biggrin.gif

The problem is that since I want my lighting under the mobo, I've effectively got 8mm(0.3") MAX to fit everything under (height of the tallest mobo standoffs I could find).

The murdermod luminous panels are great, but require a thick acrylic sheet in order to diffuse the light properly. They can actually improve it by using a mirror layer of acrylic on the bottom and by frosting the top layer of the clear acrylic (I'll include pics of what I mean when I post everything). It's a great approach, but it doesn't work in this case frown.gif

I also tried leds under the acrylic, but that means even less width to diffuse light with so you end up with the individuals LEDS causing very prominent bright spots above them rather than a glow.

Thanks for the suggestion and encouragement though!

I'll figure out something sooner or later. It's just a question of how much time, how much money and how many electrical engineer college buddies I'll have to bother until then thumb.gif
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Ah ok. Then what about doing just a perimeter of it? So for example you take an acrylic sheet and cut out the center square making it like a checkbox look (just thicker walled). Then take your LEDs and ring them from the center radiating out. This way you can get even lighting all the way around it.
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Ah ok. Then what about doing just a perimeter of it? So for example you take an acrylic sheet and cut out the center square making it like a checkbox look (just thicker walled). Then take your LEDs and ring them from the center radiating out. This way you can get even lighting all the way around it.

Yep that's the general idea ^^

The trick is how to do this and get a nice even white glow as the final result like the 5.25" bay.
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I get a result, but it doesn't look nearly as good as that. What I currently gets looks closer to this, which isn't up to par yet.
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I'll be trying again with a thinner white sheet of white acrylic and brighter LED's which will hopefully resolve the issue.

If not, well, I've got some other idea's floating around tongue.gif
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Just need to create some sort of diffuser panel, kind of like the diamond pattern on the plastic that covers some fluorescent light fixtures.
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Nice casemod ^^ and i like the snake, my dad has snakes to wink.gif about 20 snakes!
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Nice casemod ^^ and i like the snake, my dad has snakes to wink.gif about 20 snakes!

Haha thanks, I figured we needed something besides cats and dogs (and animated ponies) on these forums!
And wow 20 snakes, does he run a reptile house or something? biggrin.gif
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Just need to create some sort of diffuser panel, kind of like the diamond pattern on the plastic that covers some fluorescent light fixtures.

I tried using a checker box pattern like murdermod and others have done in the past, but the problem is those require a thick acrylic layers to diffuse properly. I'll give your suggestion a try as well and see how it works.

Main problem is that I only have 1/4" to work to get a good difussion. It works and looks beautiful if I just set the LEDS a couple inches behind the acrylic, but sadly I don't have that much space sadsmiley.gif
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