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Thanks. I got it shipped to Canada and then my friends got it down here when they came back. So was not all that bad. Work on the light panel starts tomorrow.
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post #12 of 106
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Started work on the mid plate/light box. The box is like a U shaped acrylic piece, which will hold the light box on the top. Cut outs have been made where required, so that wiring can be done inside of it.

The U shaped box is now done:





Sorry for the crappy pics. But this was in a shop with a whole lot of acrylic dust flying around. And I just could not take my camera inside.
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can't wait to see more!
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Looking forward to seeing your lightbox progress.
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post #15 of 106
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Thanks. I now need to make a frame on the top to house the light box
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Started work on the top of the mid panel. Like I said earlier, the idea is to get a light panel in here which can light up the whole case. So heres how it went:



So first up, the frame with a mirror acrylic inside and the LED strip attached to the sides. Then:



On top of that we install a plain thick block of acrylic which has been scored



And finally a white piece of acrylic on the top. And this is the final product:







The controller can dim the lights, can brighten it up and do about 13-14 different colors, which you can change according to the theme you want. It can also do a bunch of other stuff, but I am not getting into that right now.

Next is the moment of truth. Will it fit? Are the dimensions right? It looks a bit bigger than I thought. But hopefully it will be fine.
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post #17 of 106
^ This thing look amazing. I can't wait to see what it looks like in the case. I want one really bad now. I would love to see more detail so I can copy you.tongue.gif How much did the box ended up costing you in material?
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Wow, that acrylic panel looks REALLY awesome. Subbed!!!
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looks great! subbed biggrin.gif
     
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^ This thing look amazing. I can't wait to see what it looks like in the case. I want one really bad now. I would love to see more detail so I can copy you.tongue.gif How much did the box ended up costing you in material?

The whole thing cost me about 10 usd for the materials and cutting and another ten for the light strip. One of the advantages of staying in India. But then we get shafted by shipping costs on wc stuff. I will put up a quick idea of how I made it as well. It was something of a dark art that no body wanted to share. But I saw one guy share it on his project and copied it.
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Wow, that acrylic panel looks REALLY awesome. Subbed!!!

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looks great! subbed biggrin.gif

Thanks guys. I think the final theme will be decided once I get some reviews and costs on a haswell setup. Till then I have to keep waiting.
Edited by mav2000 - 5/29/13 at 10:05am
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