Acrylic record light

acrylic
led

#1

This one was in the making for awhile, but i finally finished it up recently. My brother in-law’s band, Palette-Swap Ninja, released a parody album that mixed Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper’s.

I made this record light as a Christmas gift for him.

It is made from layered acrylic and plywood with some of the PG walnut veneer on the side.

The inside isn’t that pretty, i had some issues getting the LED strip to stick so a little hot glue to the rescue. The front is held in place by the embedded magnets on the sides


#2

I bet he thought it was I coolest thing ever.


#3

Love the detail on the walnut veneer side.


#4

Nice project. It looks great hanging on the wall and lit up.


#5

It’s gorgeous - but does the record play? :stuck_out_tongue:

Nice job


#6

The funny thing is I really wanted to etch in the real audio file like in this instructable.

But it just was more work then I wanted to put into a detail that he would never be able to experience.


#7

Funny, I remember listening to that awhile back. Nice work on the light, too!


#8

Great work! Would you be willing to share the info about the led strip you are using? Is it simply a battery operated connection? Not much experience with LEDs, so I thought I would ask.


#9

Here’s a little info about the LED strips I use. They look to be similar to the ones in @ianauch used here. If you search the forum there’s been a few posts about them. :slight_smile:


#10

The LED strip I used was just a cheap one from Walmart. It was one of their Bluetooth models. I ended up cutting the end off the usb and putting on a wall wart.


#11

Hey! I know that band! I listen to a Podcast (Lasertime) that has one of them on occasionally. That’s a great album.


#12

Looks amazing!