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    Really nice work! +rep. You make me realize how badly I want/need a belt sander, and well, a place to put tools.

    Maybe my apartment won't notice if I toss a shed in a parking spot with an extension cord running to it, lol.

    Can't wait to see the final product. Looks sweet so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmrx57 View Post
    You could also try frosting the end of the led as well.
    this cant be done due to the style of these particular LEDs. See here for more info. the LEDs I got are about halfway down the page, labelled "RGB Module with Two SMD RGB LEDs"

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke122 View Post
    Having an LED at each end of the rod will help also
    I am planning on doing something like that as long as space permits, but its still not enough. the light only travels 4 inches or so from each LED, it needs to go 8 at least if Im puttin an LED on each end

    Quote Originally Posted by NightrainSrt4 View Post
    Really nice work! +rep. You make me realize how badly I want/need a belt sander, and well, a place to put tools.

    Maybe my apartment won't notice if I toss a shed in a parking spot with an extension cord running to it, lol.

    Can't wait to see the final product. Looks sweet so far.
    thanks

    in regards to the apt. shed - if theres one thing I've learned its always easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post

    I am planning on doing something like that as long as space permits, but its still not enough. the light only travels 4 inches or so from each LED, it needs to go 8 at least if Im puttin an LED on each end
    What if you were to paint the backside of the acrylic rod to try and focus more light outwards?

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

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    that, my friend is an awesome idea! +rep

    maybe get some silver or chrome-like paint and pain the bottom 1/3 of it or so. i love it! I'll try it on a small section and see if it works

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    also, I'm not going to use the RGB modules I got with the kit to light the strings. Instead I'm going to get some piranha-style RGB LEDs and make up my own board to hold 4 n a row, that way I can get the spacing exactly how I need it to be. I will use the modules from the kit as backlighting, and will also be using the kit to control the RGBs

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    The brighter the better too!

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

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    Got a SPONSOR! WOOHOO!

    John over at PCBoard.ca was kind enough to help me out with my LED needs, and after my initial purchase there was a lof of back-and-forth chit-chatting involving this project and my needs. He checked out this worklog and was genuinely interested in it, so after a little more chatting he kindly agreed to sponsor me in this build. Its nothing huge, but every tiny bit helps! So without further ado, the shameless sponsor plug



    Need specialty LEDs? Or an awesome RGB controller like the one I got for this project? Feel free to contact John at PCBoard.ca. He's helped me with a lot already, from ordering the kit to LED/resistor setup, etc etc. He's VERY FAST in replying to emails, which is rare these days

    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Got a SPONSOR! WOOHOO!
    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    I assume that means your case mod...

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Congrats on the sponsor!



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    thanks!

    got some work done last night with the plexi rods. I found that if I sand them the long way with 1500 grit, then polish them with the dremel and Novus #2 it leaves just enough to light them up but not so much that doesnt travel the full length of the rod. I'll post up pics tonight

    Also got an email from my sponsor, he's sending me the RGB piranha LEDs and resistors I need to wire them all up, and also including 48 UV LEDs I plan to use those rather than the UV cathodes to light the case. I also have something special planned for my boring silver Antec PSU

    Stay tuned

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    congrats on the sponsor!

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