LED Standoff Edge Lit Bathymetric Map

Got a commission to do a local lake as a bathymetric map, and decided to try adding some light to it. I used blue LED stand-offs from outwater. I think the map looks great without the LED’s turned on, but it is better than I imagined with them on. Was originally going to put a frame around it to hide the layers, but kinda like the blue layer showing when it’s turned on. Might have to make a map for me using this technique.

With the lights on, not plugged in.

With the lights on, LED’s plugged in.

With most of the lights off, LED’s plugged in.

With the lights off, LED’s plugged in. Pictures do not do this justice

For those that are curious, here are some build pics showing how I hid the connections inside the map.

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Wow!

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Not only is this brilliant, but the diversity of your designs never ceases to amaze…

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You knocked that one out of the park. Very nice!

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Wow, indeed! I love maps like that, but then you went and combined the lit acrylic layer (which I love too) and made something absolutely amazing!

I just keep going back and looking at the pictures… if they do not do it justice, I cannot image how beautiful it is in person. This just an astounding job!

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Adding edge lighting takes this to a whole new level

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Whoah!! Great design, I’ve never seen LED standoffs before. I really love this, I bet the person who commissioned it was thrilled.

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Congratulations @pubultrastar, what a beautiful work. You never cease to amaze us with your work! You constantly raise the bar for the rest of us!

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Thank you very much. I enjoy sharing my creations, and definitely get inspiration from this forum. Always looking for that next project to work on!

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LED standoffs are on my wish list. Now I just wish I was inspired enough to think of something to make!

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Amazing

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That is so dang cool!

also the fact that LED standoffs exist. until now I didn’t know that and was trying to figure out how I was going to make them. So thanks for that heads up and nicely done map!!!

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Oh, so nice! I’m loving the two-toned effect.

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That looks incredible! I would love to do something like this for the New Orleans area, but I still have to figure out how to get the maps and lines stuff to work.

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wow… Now another area I need to figure out LED stuff!

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What an amazing project!!! Spectacular!!!

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That looks amazing! Excellent work. Where did you get the bathymetric map file from?

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The top layer for the roads was pulled from mapbox. The bathymetric layers were traced in Illustrator by hand using an old DNR map as the reference.

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