Haven’t been on these forums for a while because I have too many hobbies. But I have found found the time to occasionally fire lasers at things.
I’ve been going to PAX West in Seattle every year for the past 7 years, and every time I have created something to hand out to the friends I get together with there. It’s always themed after the game SpyParty since that’s the community we are all a part of and we help out at the exhibitors booth.
This past year I wanted to try my hand at edge lit acrylic badges:
I’m not exactly an electronics expert but I got pretty good at soldering these things by the end of the project.
I had pins in the 3D printed parts that line up with the holes in the acrylic to hold them in place, but I ended up adding some super glue for good measure. That’s what caused all the cloudy mess in the top area.
I saw the other designs when I was looking into making my version. I really wanted to have a switch and replaceable battery since PAX is a 4 day event and I was handing these to a bunch of people. Didn’t want to tell them to they had to take apart to turn them off.
I initially thought about other ways of making the top bit similar to the one you linked. But just figured using my trusty FDM printer would be the best route.