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Hypercube² Part II

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LIGHTING: ALUMINIUM FRAME

Because I wanted the cube as bright as possible, I decided to light up the inside of it from the Aluminium frame. I want the light to be distributed evenly throughout the whole case, but because the frame is made out of U-shaped tube, there is precious little room for mounting LEDs; I also want as few LEDs visible as possible. The solution is simple: white plexi strips mounted flush with the frame should provide the diffuse light I am looking for.


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Here are two of the plexi strips I made - I\'m mounting them with bolts so I can remove them easily if necessary.


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The next step was to drill four 3mm holes in each strip to accomodate the white LEDs


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Hypercube² Part II Lighting: Aluminium Frame Hypercube² Part II Lighting: Aluminium Frame
Installing the LEDs and wiring them up was fairly straightforward, though I had to ensure a low profile as there was only about 6mm behind the plexi strip.


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Testing went well (above) and full installation (below) yields that nice, white glow I was after.


Hypercube² Part II Lighting: Aluminium Frame Hypercube² Part II Lighting: Aluminium Frame