Thread: Build a home-made one of these?
August 27th, 2003, 05:18 PM #21
yeah this is probably going to be my next project, ill keep ya posted with pics!!!!
September 4th, 2003, 05:19 PM #22
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anyone know a place where i can get 3 pin or molex connectors and the pins to put on the wires?
September 4th, 2003, 05:45 PM #23
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Well, Radio shack for one, or most computer stores like CompUSA are carrying stuff like that.
Unknown- http://www.metku.net/ has all the wiring info you should need for your LED's including mathematical formulas to get the right resistors for your LED's.this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
September 4th, 2003, 05:46 PM #24
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those looks good, i might get a pair, it looks wicked at nightAthlon 64 3400+ (22-28*C)
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September 4th, 2003, 07:48 PM #25
haven't been able to start, got my new case and stuff, been modding the case quite a bit. redfury, thanks for the link.
hopefully this project should start up soon......its not even like the prebuilt ones are that expensive.....but its so much more fun doing it yourself :-p
June 15th, 2004, 12:30 AM #26
Old topic has been ressurected. I'm ordering 5 or 6 leds and the 2 or 3 100 ohm resistors from lsdiodes tommrow.
I plan to hook them up like this and then use an old 4pin fan connector to get power from my PSU.
June 15th, 2004, 02:28 AM #27
Hey, thanks for the update. Read this a while back and was wondering when you were going to get started. Remember, as always, pics pics pics.One by one the penguins steal my sanity.
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June 15th, 2004, 03:21 AM #28
According to the diagram you won't need a resistor. Your going to be hooking them up in a series and each led will recieve 3V. If the leds you buy are about 3V or higher, then your good to go without any resistors.
June 15th, 2004, 02:40 PM #29
Alright, thanks. I'm going to order a few resistors just incase I run any LED's anywhere else, just incase. I also want to try this. Making front panel plates out of plexiglass, and have LED's shine out of the sides. I'm not sure if that will work out or not. Getting them to stay in might be a problem too as they wont clip like the normal front plates.
Ill get ya all pic's once they come in and I start doing things!
EDIT: Where to get clear footsteps or how to make them? Ideas?
June 18th, 2004, 09:56 PM #30
I've thought about doing this mod as well. As for where to get the plastic/acrylic. I would call up a local plastic shop and ask how much there 'scrap' is. I just picked up some window sized acrylic for $2 today. I would use about a 1" diameter acrylic material. that should work out alright. Measure the current plastic feet on your case and buy some clear acrylic to match that size.
As for drilling out the holes. Just drill a divot into the top big enough for the LED to get pressed in then glue. the holes in the bottom of your case for the feet should work for running the wires through.
Have fun & post some pics...
hmmm. I might have to run back to my plastic shop this weekend
June 18th, 2004, 10:07 PM #31
I have some of those on a mod I just did. Look great!"It's not mankind I don't like, it's the people."
October 27th, 2011, 02:39 AM #32
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I know this thread is kind a old and I just red that this LED light thing interest me so much and I have to register to ask this question. Does someone know how to dim a LED light. I want to install some mod but its really hard doing it without this knowledge. I just tried google but no luck. I hope someone could help.. Thanks guys
October 29th, 2011, 01:08 AM #33
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