Worked on using the new Vee bit in plex to make an edge lit test piece.
The current working thoughts are.
12" long strips of surface mount LEDs from Axman.
12" long pieces of some double track aluminum extrusion (maybe from shower doors, it was laying on the dock)
The LED strip goes in a piece of the aluminum track on each side of a 12" tall x 10" wide piece of plex with one letter engraved into it. A second letter goes into the second track of the dual track AL extrusion behind the first.
I can't post a drawing, but hopefully the idea is clear, you end up with two layers of letters in plex.
Hack Factory - on one
tcmaker.org - on the other, might be off center as there are 12 vs. 11 letters (or spaces) [Wayne won't let us make HackFactory one word
I carved a few letters to test things out, next step would be to fire up the LED strips and get a lighted test working, (there are 4 of the strips at the HF, so we could fully test one panel assuming that we light both sides of each letter)
If you want to help talk with Jude, or me.
Oh, Jude and I had a design moment (yes you should be afraid) and picked the "MS Trebuchet" font in honor of Riley prodigous weoponry work. It's Similar to the font's on the signs Wayne posted, but a bit cleaner.... Sorry I can't discribe fonts to save my life, but vist a Windows box if you want to see it.