I made a thing


#1

And it is very infringey. Sorry, Disney. I ceased and desisted right after I gave it as a birthday gift.

It didn’t turn out as planned, but I learned many things. First and foremost don’t start making something until you’re done designing it. Or at least mostly done.

Second, you can’t make a lightsaber glow by edgelighting it. Or, maybe you can, but I cant. Or, maybe I could, but I got annoyed and abandoned that idea. Again with the making before the designing.

Third, its easy to glue acrylic to everything, including yourself.


#2

That’s a beautiful piece!

You can make it glow if you sand the piece a bit on the smooth parts and butt the led where the hilt is :wink:


#3

Oh, sanding. I didn’t try that. I was originally trying to make the whole figures glow by putting the base of then against the led (theyre entirely backed by acrylic, if that makes sense). I wonder of that would have worked…


#4

That is just amazing!

I’m not quite sure I understand what I’m seeing here (aside from something beautiful). Is that a picture that you’ve edge-lit? If so, is it lit from all sides? Or did you create the image out of some material? If you wouldn’t mind telling me more? :slight_smile:


#5

ROFL! Gorgeous piece! (And yes…yes it is!) :smile:


#6

Maybe for next time with sabers…?


#7

Its, like, a shallow box with layers of wood cutouts, mostly. Theres one short strip of leds on either side towards the front. Then theres a layer of vellum with another layer of veneer behind (this makes no sense, probably). Then theres a white strip of leds behind that, which makes the x-wings and… Not-x-wings glow. When the lights are turned off, you cant see them.

Does any of that make any sense at all? I can take a picture of it tomorrow with the lights turned off. Words are not my forte. That would probably make it clearer :blush:


#8

That’s amazing and you’re hilarious. You had me at “Sorry Disney.” …and had me on the floor with “its easy to glue acrylic to everything, including yourself”.


#9

Yes! Wow! Quite something!

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to see that!


#10

I don’t give a flip about Star Wars, but I love your creation! The colors, lighting, and layers are awesome.


#11

Ever come across something like that, but only ~1mm thick ?
:upside_down_face:


#12

Nope, and I’ve never used it. This is all theoretical. Let us know if you find it!


#13

Whoa…this was ambitious…and you pulled it off magnificently!


#14

I fear I may have to cast my own :weary:


#15

Hey! That’s a heck of a Thing you made right there. I think it looks awesome.

It’s a shame Micky is on his way to your house to break your legs. That Mouse don’t mess around…


#16

I like it! I’ve been thinking of using that same silhouette for the side panel of a box I’m making to house my Jedi Challenges AR kit. I’ll keep you posted. Looks great!


#17

Here you go, sir!

It would have a much better sense of depth if I designed it before I started making it. Lol. I ended up have to make the back “behind the window” way deeper than it should have been.


#18

Would you buy it and melt it to make your own?! That would be so cool. And probably smell so terrible.


#19

Gosh! So different than what I was expecting! What a creative piece!
So you’ve got red lights on the left and blue on the right? And then also backlighting? Is that right?
I hope you’re really happy with how this turned out. 'Cause I gotta tell ya… the result is amazing.


#20

Yes, exactly! In retrospect, I should have wired the back lighting separately, so it could be turned on by itself. But I didn’t think of that until after I glued it all together. Haha.