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Finally got to read the entire log on this one, definitely a high class build.

Really like the copper and brown colors, end result is classy as hell. thumb.gif
     
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I tested out mine last night and it looks like I will have to figure out how to do LEDs on both sides. Mine is about 7 inches wide and the light from the LEDs doesn't move very far. It worked better when I put tin foil (nice idea from you!) but I don't think the tin foil was reflective enough so I'm going to get a piece of mirrored acrylic to put as the bottom.
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Tin foil should not be used to achieve the goal of light reaching other end. That is to make the whole thing look brighter.
Only two reasons I can think of is that - the laser etching is not 0.5mm deep OR your edges or not polished (mirror looking). .
Test following way:
If you test without any white acrylic, without tin foil and ONLY the clear etched acrylic...all squares should light up (LED Strip on the long side only). Face Etched side upwards or down it doesn't matter.
I posted a picture of that earlier. Thats the first check point.
Edited by Seanimus - 11/30/12 at 2:26pm
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Finally got to read the entire log on this one, definitely a high class build.
Really like the copper and brown colors, end result is classy as hell. thumb.gif
Thank you. Its fun when you play with multiple colors. Its a lot of trial and error on color matching, and redoing a single cable took me days (multiple devices)
Edited by Seanimus - 11/30/12 at 2:48pm
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Tin foil should not be used to achieve the goal of light reaching other end. That is to make the whole thing look brighter.
Only two reasons I can think of is that - the laser etching is not 0.5mm deep OR your edges or not polished (mirror looking). .
Test following way:
If you test without any white acrylic, without tin foil and ONLY the clear etched acrylic...all squares should light up (LED Strip on the long side only). Face Etched side upwards or down it doesn't matter.
I posted a picture of that earlier. Thats the first check point.

I should probably polish the acrylic... I used the tin foil to try and get more reflection of the light to see if that would help the light shine all the way through.

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I should probably polish the acrylic... I used the tin foil to try and get more reflection of the light to see if that would help the light shine all the way through.
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Please use wet the sand paper. I was told that 60 Grit was too strong and I should have started with 220 Grit. But when you wet it, and because mine was cut with a band saw, I had to use 60 Grit, then 120, 220, 440 and I stopped at 600. Supposed to go higher than that upto 2000.
You need the white rouge (if you can pick up from local store), the rest of the guide (earlier in post on meguiar) is for that extra finish.

By the way, I have to use JB WEld on the frame only ...couldn't find a way a around it for the corners where the U's meet.
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Please use wet the sand paper. I was told that 60 Grit was too strong and I should have started with 220 Grit. But when you wet it, and because mine was cut with a band saw, I had to use 60 Grit, then 120, 220, 440 and I stopped at 600. Supposed to go higher than that upto 2000.
You need the white rouge (if you can pick up from local store), the rest of the guide (earlier in post on meguiar) is for that extra finish.
By the way, I have to use JB WEld on the frame only ...couldn't find a way a around it for the corners where the U's meet.

Yah, thanks for the tips! Good luck with your light panel!

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Giving Seanimus rep for the excellent info on the AQ's. He's also helped me with a few decisions over PM. Thanks and good luck with the rest of the build. That's a lot of skill and patience.
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Giving Seanimus rep for the excellent info on the AQ's. He's also helped me with a few decisions over PM. Thanks and good luck with the rest of the build. That's a lot of skill and patience.
Thanks race freak . Enjoy double wide case labs.

Ok so I blew 2 pwm fans last night. Don't know how really but I double checked this morning and they are dead ( connected to 12v) bypassing aq5 control.

Only thing I can think of and I cannot test now because I might blow another. Is that you need to set to pwm control on aq5 before connecting the Fans.

Severe set back as now I have to redo the hardisk cage fan sleeving and start from there
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such a beauty machine... great work.. keep going.. thumb.gif
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such a beauty machine... great work.. keep going.. thumb.gif
Thank you sir
Went out for lunch , got over the 2 fans. Had a spare and just have to swap out painted blades. Redoing wiring shortly
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