Making a LED sign

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Making a LED sign

Post by pixel » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:54 pm

Yeah, I'm a whore. I want to make an ATHF LED sign. Does anyone know of a way I can get started in making them?
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Post by Sir Savant » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:29 pm

LiteBright?
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Post by hearld500 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:32 pm

Buy a sheet of black plastic, drill holes for the LEDs, hot glue them in and connect them to a battery?
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Post by melancholy » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:02 pm

Sir Savant wrote:LiteBright?
Seriously. If you want an extremely cheap and easy solution, just get a board, paint it black, drill out the mooninite pattern, and put a green light behind it. Sure, it won't be anywhere near as bright as an LED sign, but it would be much simpler to construct.
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Post by Sir Slash » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:28 am

Man i still can't believe the whole terrorist bomb threat with the lite-brite style signs..... how stupid are people? how many bombers go around hanging like-brite signslike this ??

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Seriously. If you want an extremely cheap and easy solution, just get a board, paint it black, drill out the mooninite pattern, and put a green light behind it. Sure, it won't be anywhere near as bright as an LED sign, but it would be much simpler to construct.
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Post by greay » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:07 am

Getting Started In Electronics is an excellent introductory book. You can buy it at Radio Shack.
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:18 am

greay wrote:Getting Started In Electronics is an excellent introductory book.
Seconded. There's a reason that there's been, what, 13 printings of it?
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