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February 10, 2008

Etched Door lit by LEDs

at 6:11 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking

Smilodon has found a great use of some LEDs!. To make the Etched Door LED lighting effect, the light travels from the edges of the glass and is not seen until it hits the etched portion. Using two LED colors really makes the end result pop!

 "I also used a 4 layer glass. Two outer layers of 3mm float glass and two inner layers of 3mm plexi glass where the image were engraved. I had to use plexiglass as it conducts light way better than normal glass. The sheets are engraved on the opposite sides of each other. In a perfect world i could have engraved the same side of each sheet. however, if i did that the images would look great if they were looked at from straight in front. But if you look at them slightly from the side the images wouldn’t match. (the images would be 3mm apart from each other.) To encounter this the engraved sides are facing each other. The problem is that one image will look a little bit clearer from one side. This turned out to be way less of a problem than i first thought."

Via: Deadly Computer Blog








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26 Responses to “Etched Door lit by LEDs”

  1. Henry Says:

    Damn it, man, that looks really really good!


  2. nonox Says:

    w00t ! it really looks great ! unbelievable 🙂

  3. Project_Nightmare Says:

    Can you make me one???? 😀

  4. Michael Says:

    I’m a bit lost… is the sword on one panel and the dragon on another? It looks badass, but I’m trying to get my head around the two separate images and colors, yet it looks like one.

  5. Paul Says:

    @Michael: Yeah, if you look at the picture of the dragon board getting etched you can see the gap in the tail where the sword on the other board will fit in. Its quite amasing, very nice

  6. Emperor Says:

    amazing job, the attention to detail is astounding. do you think contrasting colors would work well (red / white)

  7. Russ Says:

    Nice work… not into the D&D design… but totally dig the amount of work that went into that.


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  9. Ewan Says:

    hot 😮

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  11. sid Says:

    wow.. im speechless.. damn thats real badass!!!! O.O

  12. Petey Says:

    This is old.. THis and the making have been out on the web for a long time.. enough time for me to attempt and fail…but then come back with one for my PC side case. 🙂

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  15. Ash Kazmi Says:

    I have been illuminating doors, conference room tables, handrails,display panels, sneeze guards and wall hanging frames since 1992 in glass.Please visit my website http://www.etchlite.com

  16. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Ash,

    Your results look great, what lite source do you use?

  17. Ash Kazmi Says:

    Hi Alan,

    Bundle of endlit fiberoptics illuminated by
    light illuminator

  18. Alan Parekh Says:

    That sounds easy to service.

  19. Ash Kazmi Says:

    Servicing light is a big issue.
    The way to resolve it byhaving external source of light.
    Using glass instead of plastic, scratching can be prevented.

  20. Mark Says:

    We do high definition etching and have been working on some things like you have done, but we have not gotten to that place yet. We do acid etching so it doesn’t burn as deep as sandblasting goes and so the light doesn’t have as much to illuminate.

    visit http://www.mastervisions.com to see what we do.

    Thats for the inspiration.


  21. Sparky Griswold Says:

    Where or how did you make the LEDs so bright? cause what you did is amazing. you are very talented.

  22. Une porte vitrée pour matérialiser l’entrée de votre antre - Gizmodo - Tant d'amour pour ces fabuleux nouveaux gadgets, c'est surnaturel. Says:

    […] Il vous faudra des panneaux de plexiglas, du bois, des outils, et environ 120 LEDs pour tenter d’imiter son travail, ou créer votre propre motif, auquel cas vous êtes convié à nous envoyer des photos de vos œuvres. [bit-tech forums via Hacked Gadgets] […]

  23. stephen rhyne Says:

    who has the guy or girl who did this if you can give me info on him or her e-mail me at bas-ass@live.com thank you very much

  24. Acornstu Says:

    Great work!!! Your an inspiration bro. If you’ll give me your email I’ll let you know when I come up with something worthy. Been tearing up scratch pieces for a week now. I’m about to dive into my first big project.

    Cheers buddy!

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  26. Alan Says:

    Please go to http://www.polytron.com.tw to see real LED Glass embeded into two layers of glass.
    More information, send email to alan@polytron.com.tw welcome oem or odm

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