boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

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    boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    light him up!



    i just got 3 more ikea detolf cases (giving me 7 total now!). instead of the non lighting that i used in the older ones, i got the dioder LED sets:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20119932

    these things are AWESOME! 1/4" thick disk with 10 super bright white LEDs. 4 of those disks to a pack.

    i put one of the disks under the fett unleashed, facing up. so now when i turn the cabinets on, boba lights up

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    Cruzer's Avatar
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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    Sweet!!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    Brian, will you be my daddy?


    You have about a million great ideas a year.

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    WOW!!!! I've been thinking of doing that to mine for a while too but never got around to it. Looks killer!!
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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    I did that and it burns after a while. Dont leave it unattend it.

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    LEDs don't put off enough heat to burn anything, do they?

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    yes! I was totally going to solder my own light ring but this might be an excellent alternative! Nicely done.

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    That looks great!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    SEEKER said: View Post
    I did that and it burns after a while. Dont leave it unattend it.
    yikes! what sort of lights did you use?

    these get warm, but i didn't think they got hot enough for that.

    i'll be careful, thanks for the warning!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    Now that is cool!

    YOu could also mount the lights to a small scrap of aluminum to distribute the heat. Thats what we do to some of our products. It also keeps the LEDs bright, as per degree C emitted by the LED you lose 1 lumen of brightness

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    THAT IS SWEEEEEEETTTTT!!!!!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    wow that is amazing!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    That looks awesome! Mine is still in its packaging though.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    Pretty darn cool, Brain!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    I've been wanting to do this for a while, but didn't know there was anything I could buy to do it, I was just considering jerry-rigging my own setup. Thanks for the tip!

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    Very cool!
    I'd check the temperature on this if you're leaving the lights on for a while.
    LEDs burn cool, but 10 of them like that in a very confined space made of plastic might "turn up the heat" a bit.

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    Re: boba fett unleashed... something i've always meant to do

    that's gotta be tight with the lights off!

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