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I don't think sanding the LEDs would do the same thing, but I could be wrong. In my mind, the reason the diffuser works is because it spreads the light over a much wider area. Sanding the LEDs might make a haze, but over-all the area the light came out would be very similar. I dunno. Not a light expert here. Just wouldn't think it would have the same effect.
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Looks like 3/4" clear acrylic, edges nicely sanded but not polished.

The lighting would be a set of LEDs with a diffuser, edge lighting from the back of the HDD bay. Diffuser could just be a piece of rice paper or matte mylar film, tracing paper or anything else that will let the majority of the light through. It's a nice effect, but really easy to pull off if you take your time.
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Looks like 3/4" clear acrylic, edges nicely sanded but not polished.

The lighting would be a set of LEDs with a diffuser, edge lighting from the back of the HDD bay. Diffuser could just be a piece of rice paper or matte mylar film, tracing paper or anything else that will let the majority of the light through. It's a nice effect, but really easy to pull off if you take your time.


Thanks TLHarrell, I have a feeling that that would be a great way of doing the mod, I actually found from the only reseller I could find that it is 10mm (1/2") acrylic http://www.coppermod.de/#ssd-mount I think thicker acrylic would be nicer though.

If you saw Scribes post and the frosting paint he suggested would you say there is much difference between sanding it and using the coating?
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http://www.delviesplastics.com/ up to 2" thick acrylic available, although you're in upside-down land so who knows what's available there...

I'd say the closest to the given Murderbox photo would be to simply sand it. 200 grit with a sanding block, light pressure, and in small circles.... and try not to round over the edges.
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http://www.delviesplastics.com/ up to 2" thick acrylic available, although you're in upside-down land so who knows what's available there...

I'd say the closest to the given Murderbox photo would be to simply sand it. 200 grit with a sanding block, light pressure, and in small circles.... and try not to round over the edges.

Ok Thanks loads guys +rep for all.

I reckon what i'll do is get enough acrylic to make extra, I'll try one with sanding and one with that frosted spray stuff, then I'll go with the best looking one

I can get anything over here except shipping costs 200% of the price of the actual part sad-smiley-002.gif but I can find 2" acrylic in my home city smile.gif

Haha yeah it feels kinda lonely down here with everything happening in North America, Hope to move to Canada some day smile.gif
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take a piece of pale white plastic that is a bit transparent , teflon can works , drill it and implant the led inside the block and i will give you this effect.

i had a RGB led inside this little cube and it was giving this kind of effect. i can't show you because the led is dead now ,....




another cool thing about this little is that the black part are ( or were for one side:P) glued using chloroform , glued it instantly and it s invisible.
but the downside is that it can be deadly ,..... ( i was at work in the lab and we did that using a small syringe , don't do that at home !)

opal acrylic works well too here my mod in progress on which i used some




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