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D.I.Y Board Lighting
Hey all. I know the idea is not very new and there are many commercially available solutions for lightning of a board so I didn´t invent the wheel. However, I think it came out surprisingly good for basically close to 0 cost apart from the LEDs. Let me know what you think and if somebody is interested I can provide info on how it was made and also upload more pics. Happy first premier league evening to all of you!

   
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Nice job, look forward to seeing some more pictures and thanks for sharing
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

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Looks good man, would love to hear the details of how you put it all together as I really need some lighting on my board
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So as for a crude description I bought 2m of good quality LED band with power supply ect. (37€) and used zip ties to fix the band to a kids hula hoop 65 cm in diameter (5€). We used Neoprene tube insulators to cover that ugly thing (2€). To fix everything to the wall we used screw bars of of 20 cm length (5€). I will add pictures of the wall fixation part later.
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Looks like it works great, these DIY systems are starting to take off nice work pal.
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Nice job, looks good and illuminates the board pretty well from the looks of the picture
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great job!

I'm also planning to to make one as I already bought the LEDs (5m with Power Supply = around £7.5) and I'm just looking for ideas here and the hoola-hoop is a great one.

Was actually looking to use a satellite dish circular brace but that may be too heavy. Would appreciate pics of the brace.
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This looks great! I had similar plans, however my kids still play with their hula hoop! I need to buy another one.

I was concerned that the light would be facing the wrong direction, as the led tape only bends in one direction. However, I see this hasn't caused you a problem at all.

I also thought about using the top lip from a plastic washing basket, as this is already formed into the shape you need.

I'm also keen to see how you've connected the hoop to the wall.

Thanks,

Greener
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This looks good and I also would like more pics of how this was made, if possible Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I fancy making something like this, I like a bit of DIY.  My current set up is a battery powered LED lamp on top of my case, 2 hours charge for 9 hours play time.  It's pretty good for £15!

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I like the look of this Mark, any chance of a link to where it's from?

I might get one of the elec designers at work to sort out a transformer, and hardware it as a mains powered.
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It's battery powered, lithium batteries. I get 9 hours from a charge, it's brilliant to be honest. Let's see if this link works....


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kootek%C2%AE-Re...ight&psc=1
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Cheers Mark, that looks ideal!
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Applogies that I have been keeping you waiting so long... I was making a version 2 which is more elaborated. Will post it soon
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