- Window etching mock up
Good evening all
I couldn't wait for a proper length update, so this is just a short one tonite. The etching has been completed, and I couldn't wait to see how it looked. I mocked up a couple of the panels on the ICE side - the rest will wait for a proper update
First thing was to jump start my Corsair ax1200. With most power supplies that have multi-colored wiring, you would jumper the green wire with any black wire. This tricks your PSU to believe it has been turned on.
Green = power supply on
Black = ground
On the Corsair ax1200, all the wires are black. Corsair doesn't provide a pinout for their cables in the manual, so a few minutes with my buddy Google, and I found it.
Pin 16 = power supply on
Pin 17 - ground
(There are several ground wires in a PSU - any one will do)
You then jumper the two pins with a paper clip or wire. I chose a length of wire
Flip the switch, and the power supply fan spins up . . . we're in business!
I've used several types of lighting in builds, and I didn't quite know what I wanted to use in this one. So I tested a sample of El Wire, a pair of 12' CCFL, a Lazer LED module, and a 12" Sunlight stick led.
The El Wire I had never used before, but it was an intriguing idea. It was crap. Period. The pic above is as bright as it ever got.
CCFL's are well . . . CCFL's. They produce a good amount of omni directional light. I tried them for lighting the panels and they just didn't push light through the panels enough
Both LED modules were VERY bright. The white sunlight stick almost too much so. I'll probably run with LED's fully in this build, but I'm still fooling around with the CCFLs /shrug
No pics of the tests - it would be just a lot of the same. Here are the ICE panels using a single 5 LED Lazer blue
Sorry for a bit of blur in the last pic - camera kept focusing on the res in the back and not the etching.
When I'm done, the res will be center lit as well as background lighting through out.
I hope you enjoyed this mini-update. More to come this weekend. It's a four day weekend, and I'll be getting a lot done.
Until next time . . .
/BearEdited by Bear907 - 9/1/11 at 8:43pm