Deathstar wall art

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Project by Jackietreehorn posted 03-25-2013 03:52 AM 9033 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my more recent projects, I needed something for an alcove we have in our house. It took almost a full sheet of 3/4” mdf, some gloss black formica, white plexiglass, ~860 leds, lots of jigsawing, and lots of routering, oh and some white paint inside. It also was a pain to install as I only left myself about a fingers width gap on all sides. It pretty much lights up most the house too ;)


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#1 posted 03-25-2013 04:17 AM

Good copy of the Deathstar panel (don’t really know its purpose on the Death star)!

Does each opening contain LEDs? I didn’t count the openings and divide out the number of LEDs.

Have you seen R2D2 fuzzual did? He would look right at home here!

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 04:30 AM

At first I thought you had covered a high window. That’s kind of an unusual alcove. I like the idea, though. You shouldn’t tell people about when they come over. Just let them try to figure out what’s familiar about it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 06:39 AM

I didn’t get it at first either… I was wondering why you would put LEDs in a window grill. Now that I get it, that’s pretty cool.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 01:45 PM

Good job and +1 for nerdy projects! Love it!


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#5 posted 03-25-2013 03:30 PM

That is awesome!

-- Steve

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 10:31 PM

May the Force Be With You. Nice job.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 12:15 AM

The Force; it is strong in this one…

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 03:54 AM

Lets hope it doesn’t have a catastrophic critical weakness ;). I’m digging the nerd factor.

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 04:32 AM

Thanks guys, I wanted something that would be kind of artsy while being nerdy to those in the know. The leds were mounted behind the formica facing the back, 6 strips almost the full length. It’s pretty much just a box that’s a few inches deep to reflect the leds into the windows without getting hot spots rom the leds.


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