Supplies: Proofgrade 1/4"(clear / sanded to frost) & 1/8" Textured ABS - Total op Time: 17 mins.
This is version 3 as we have moved a couple months ago. The old design was left behind. It was illuminated numbers with a brushed aluminum plate and had the edges lit. (Example below.)
Fully addressable LEDs /w a inductive speaker.
This time around I wanted something modern looking and sleek.
The backer is 1/8" clear proofgrade sanded for 10-20 secs with an orbital sander to frost/defuse the light coming from the back. The cover is a texture 1/8" black ABS.
I cut the clear with a score to act as a guide to make sure I align the standalone bits in the zero and the nine correctly.
Then I cut out the black ABS.
Mock assembly of the two parts.
The one step I should mention was testing the black to make sure there was no light leakage to get the desired effect.
(The main reason why I went for the 144 pixels per meter was to get silky smooth color wheels and smooth color changing between patterns. With the texture of the wall it really pops.
Single colors looks great also.
(I had extra’s of the siding to test with.)
The frosted back and the number location is static to the mount. And the Black ABS can be cycled out with different pieces that can be holiday themed.
And it mounted outside.
And it doing scheduled holidays with the other lights.