🔥👉🏻 How to Make an RGB backlit LED Sign for Wall Decoration for a Studio or Office

Building a DIY CNC Sign using Hitlights RGB 16′ LED light strip http://amzn.to/2oOiuUU

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I enjoy fusing engineering with art to create #EngineeredArt. This video demonstrates how to build a backlit LED sign. The design is from the All Out Baseball team’s logo and will be auctioned off to raise money for the team. The building process took approximately 16 hours to complete. The longest part was gluing on the LED strips and soldering them together.

If you see YouTuber’s studios they all have some form of backlighting. This would cast the perfect glow of color on a dimly lit wall with a Philip DeFranco style.

The following steps were taken to complete the sign.

1) Prep and tool logo cutout file for CNC
2) Cutout logo on CNC out of 1/4″ MDF and back
3) Sand logo
4) Trace cutout on back
5) Place cutout pieces in center of cutout tracing
6) trace the cutouts
7) glue cutouts in place on back of board
8) cut standoffs and position
9) glue standoffs in place with cyanoacrylate glue
10) paint back and cutout sides with primer
11) paint pack and cutout with desired colors
12) size LED strips and cut to length to be glued to back side of cutout
13) position LED strips and glue in place
14) strip and solder 4 wire to join the chains
15) test the lights in Red, then Green, then Blue to ensure all wiring is perfect
16) Do not glue the solder joints yet 17) Complete all soldering and test 18) glue all solder joints 19) position cutout over back and trace standoff locations lightly with pencil
20) mark center of each traced area on back
21) drill a hole that matches the screw diameter in each marked area
22) put the cutout on its front side down
23) position the back oriented properly over the cutout
24) with a center marker or a drill bit (by hand) mark the center point of the hole into the standoffs
25) with a drill and a drill bit that is smaller than the screw drill to the depth of the screw
26) countersink the holes in the back with a larger drill bit or a countersink bit
27) Install the screws in each standoff
28) mount a picture hanging kit in the back in the area of the center of gravity
29) hang on a wall
30) plug in and turn on the remote

This is perfect for a youtube studio, live streaming, photo opportunities, selfies or just pure awesomeness.

Please share this video and tag #udoit, #udoit2 and #EngineeredArt Materials Used Total $87:

1/4″ 2′ x 4′ MDF board $7
200 grit 3M Sandpaper http://amzn.to/2nORBm6
White, Orange and Blue acrylic paints $5
Cyanoacrylate glue http://amzn.to/2nxGXO8
Hitlights RGB 16′ LED light strip http://amzn.to/2oOiuUU
Dowel for standoffs $3
Behr Primer Paint $10.67
Wire http://amzn.to/2oOhWP6
Enpoint 1/8″ single flute end mill http://amzn.to/2nLQvpC
Wood screws $1
E6000 Glue http://amzn.to/2oOiCUE
Small nuts and bolts for picture hanger $2 Tools

Used:
Homebuilt CNC
Drill http://amzn.to/2oykv8l
Drill bits http://amzn.to/2nxkil8
Air brush http://amzn.to/2nxyM4v
Compressor
Hobby pneumatic spray gun http://amzn.to/2oypnu9
Acrylic paint brushes http://amzn.to/2nLZiYH
Vaccuum
Dust brush
Miter Saw http://amzn.to/2nOJshs
Wood clamps http://amzn.to/2o09C1m
Digital Calipers http://amzn.to/2nxzZJ9

 

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