25 Apr '17, 5pm

Ask Hackaday: What About the Diffusers?

I’ve mastered the “hackery” diffusers. You can make pretty good indicator light from 5mm LED if you lop off the dome, sand that cut until it looks frosty, then use a panel-mount LED grommet (a little black plastic ring that these LEDs snap into). I’ve done the hot-glue thing but that doesn’t look all that great. Ping-pong balls were awesome but I used water-clear LEDs which was a poor choice since they project a spot on the opposite side of the LED. What I’ve never been great at is diffusers that look spectacular, all of my are just passable. The second half of Elliot’s article is a great collection of advice but I’ll be interested to hear more in the comments.

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