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This is looking really great!!! I really hope that you get ALOT of views on this as it can really help alot of people!! congrats on you work so far and i cant wait too see part two finished up as that is what I am most interested in thumb.gif
    
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Excuse me. I've been following this since it first came out, and I've been really impressed.
I'm no light scientist, but ROY-G-BIV is my theory to Part 4. In Test 1 and 3, monochromed images, Brightest to darkest would be Purple, Blue, and then red.
Purple and blue have a higher frequency, (Requires more voltage)
See chart: http://www.oksolar.com/led/led_color_chart.htm

Take note of "Backlighting Surfaces Using LEDs"

Kinda like my old case, where it was bright lit Blue.
Changed it all to red, and it was much darker.
Edited by xbournex - 1/14/12 at 11:57pm
post #23 of 59
have you seen this light tape? looks pretty neat.
post #24 of 59
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Originally Posted by golfergolfer View Post

This is looking really great!!! I really hope that you get ALOT of views on this as it can really help alot of people!! congrats on you work so far and i cant wait too see part two finished up as that is what I am most interested in thumb.gif

Part 2 is finished, I just gotta find the time to crop all the photos and assemble it into a post. That actually takes up nearly as much time as the actual testing! biggrin.gif
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Excuse me. I've been following this since it first came out, and I've been really impressed.
I'm no light scientist, but ROY-G-BIV is my theory to Part 4. In Test 1 and 3, monochromed images, Brightest to darkest would be Purple, Blue, and then red.
Purple and blue have a higher frequency, (Requires more voltage)
See chart: http://www.oksolar.com/led/led_color_chart.htm
Take note of "Backlighting Surfaces Using LEDs"
Kinda like my old case, where it was bright lit Blue.
Changed it all to red, and it was much darker.

That makes sense a lot of sense. Thanks for linking that! I'll add it to the post so others can see biggrin.gif
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have you seen this light tape? looks pretty neat.

I've looked at EL tape before. I've got two issues with it, the first being that it requires a converter so it doesn't really save space over LEDS and the second is that they are nowhere near as bright. They're great for creating a nice glow, but to get a really bright shine, they don't work too well. If you took pictures with EL tape under studio lighting for example, you actually wouldn't see any difference since they aren't bright enough to have an impact.

Also, if you take a look at Cyberdruid video with EL tape, you actually need quite some distance between the acrylic and the tape itself to get a good glow, so it wouldn't work too well in this case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1105184/how-to-work-with-acrylic-tips-tricks-ideas-projects#post_14765790

Thanks for the suggestion though! Keep them coming smile.gif
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added some links to acrylic sources I've used to the OP.
The specialty acrylic I ended up using is pretty hard to find, so Evonik Industries online store for acrylite was a great find that I haven't seen others post.

Swamped with work, modding and class right now so I haven't had time to put together part 2 sadsmiley.gif
I'll devote some time to getting it up after my last midterm next tuesday!
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post #26 of 59
Playing around with my panel design...and I have no doubt that mirrored acrylic on the bottom is probably the absolute best choice, but for the cheap people out there, I've found aluminum foil works pretty darn well as a bottom layer. More even glow than my original paper solution and easier to cut to specific dimensions.
post #27 of 59
Ohhhh Thank you for this!!!! + Rep

I've been wanting do to a floor like this ever since I saw the Murdermods one, duh just like everyone else.

I'm wanting to try it in Red though so we will have to see how it turns out.
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have you seen this light tape? looks pretty neat.

EL won't work at all. I tried that originally and it was and relatively pricey failure. It's not bright enough and if you place white acrylic over it the light becomes a peach / salmon color.
post #29 of 59
Great write up, very useful. Was thinking of playing around with something like this in the future and this definitely helps with deciding on how to go about things, thanks!
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post #30 of 59
Great work on this. I might have to use some of your work on my next build.
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