Feb 042012
 

When life gives you busted up old LCD panels, make… lightboxes! I constructed this one out of the CCFL backlight from an old laptop LCD I found around the space. It gives a nice, even white light, and runs off a 9V at about half an amp.

The inverter for the backlight was long gone, so I replaced it with one of these inexpensive CCFL inverters from MPJA.

A little hot glue and acrylic cement later, we have a perfectly serviceable lightbox. Now, what ever could we use one of those for?

 Posted by at 11:05 pm

  2 Responses to “Let there be backlight!”

Comments (2)
  1. Awesome, I have at least one busted LCD screen to tinker with!

  2. Awesome! I’m gonna see if my prof will let me try this.

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