This is my first shot at designing an “edge lit sign” type of thing for Acrylic.
Wanted to keep it simple, so it’s 3 layers of (probably 1/4") acrylic. The outlines will likely be cut out of some kind of translucent colored acrylic, with a similar lighting color. The center layer will have the design engraved on it and will be made out of clear acrylic - (cause that supposedly reflects the colored light better).
(And please forgive the render…it was taking longer than it took to create the file, so I cut myself off. Obviously you can make it with whatever colors suit.)
Notice the clever phrase that pops up in the image…that is because I had the brilliant idea of using the word “idea” in the engraving, until I took a quick look online.
(Not quite so bright an idea to use “idea”. Me and everybody else in the known universe!)
So it says “ON”. (KISS)
And I seriously hope it looks better than my render.
A Bright Idea_On v.3 final.zip (16.4 KB)
As I was staring at the shape of the bulb, this also popped into mind:
A Bright Idea_GF Logo v.3 final.zip (4.5 KB)
(I’ll take that file down @dan if it’s not allowed to use the GF logo that way.)
Down the road, the idea is to create some sort of light base for it, with a slot to hold the standardized prong at the bottom, so cool nightlight type things can be swapped out at a whim.
Anybody got any idea what kind of glues you’d use with clear acrylics?