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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Black rock kaito LED help

So i've been thinking of ligting up the inside coat with Blue leds, but the only problem i have is finding a LED that works well since the ones i used kind of sucked....

I already figured out where to place it, i just need to find the right product that gets the job done


and also i'm trying to create a light up LED interface eye prop, similar to Mass effect john shepard, is there a brand that fit a medium sizes screen?

Trying to make it look like this but going to cut half to fit my right eye.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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What is the look you're after? And what did you try before and how did it suck?

For the eye display you could get a piece of clear acrylic (plexiglass, perspex, whatever the clear plastic they sell at the hardware store) and edge light it. Etch in the graphics you want with a knife or a dremel or whatever, and whatever you etch in will glow.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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@ djlemia: The look, i'm just doing a basic short rectangular screen
I test tried a wire led brand made in china, the name which I did not remember. Actually I never handled with led materials before so I did not know What I was using . My other problem is trying to find a dim blue led wires to attach around the torso down cloak area.
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Maybe you want "EL wire" instead of LED? It's not super bright but it's extremely common for making costumes...
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Maybe you want "EL wire" instead of LED? It's not super bright but it's extremely common for making costumes...
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=D sorry if i'm not making any sense.
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No you're fine, it's just that I have a brain that's FILLED with lighting products so any time somebody asks a general question I need to filter through my brain to figure out what might apply.

I'm one of those lucky people that makes a living doing custom lighting. For buildings and boats, though- not as cool as cosplay.
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No you're fine, it's just that I have a brain that's FILLED with lighting products so any time somebody asks a general question I need to filter through my brain to figure out what might apply.

I'm one of those lucky people that makes a living doing custom lighting. For buildings and boats, though- not as cool as cosplay.
question are El wires cuttable meaning that they still work with 3V Inverter after being cut?
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question are El wires cuttable meaning that they still work with 3V Inverter after being cut?
You can cut it but there is a minimum length, and it will get brighter and burn out faster the shorter you cut it. Here's a great tutorial-
http://learn.adafruit.com/el-wire
It gets a little deep on the electronics engineering side of things, but better too much info than not enough.
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You can cut it but there is a minimum length, and it will get brighter and burn out faster the shorter you cut it. Here's a great tutorial-
http://learn.adafruit.com/el-wire
It gets a little deep on the electronics engineering side of things, but better too much info than not enough.
thanks cause i am considering of using El wire to make my armor light up in particular details.
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