I’m posting two topics in a row. Sorry for spamming. I’ve been only slightly obsessed about the 'forge since I ordered it.
I really like the design of this iPhone stand you guys made:
And it gave me an idea. I think I want to try and make a sign for my mother-in-law (I came from an unhappy home, you guys, and I lucked out MAJOR with my in-laws. They’re seriously amazing people. I’m so blessed). They have an awesome basement bar, and she’s been wanting a sign for some time. We originally thought neon, but you guys wouldn’t believe how expensive that stuff is.
I’m thinking the front of the sign will be ply + veneer, with the letters cut out (Odie’s Bar (short for Odette) plus maybe a martini glass?) with the letters being filled by some kind of acrylic or poly material; I want them to be translucent enough to pass light through. Plant some RGB LEDs and an Arduino + power supply behind that, then wood on the back to close the shallow box.
The overall effect would be similar to the iPhone stand, with the stripes (viewed from the side) of wood / plastic / wood. Could program it to do ridiculous patterns, or just be colorful, I’m not sure yet.