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Figured i'd share my latest time sink :lol:

Here they are first cut open



Little shelf i made to get an idea of how they'll sit





Holes drilled on the Led boards



Drew my circuit with a etch resist pen and etched them



All the leds on, Using Phillips LumiLEDS





Resistors added, 39ohm 1206 cased Smd resistors (small black rectangles)



Jumper Wires for the outer strips



And the first idea of how the outer marker light will look



The goal is to have the outer strips like above on, but dimmed (through a PWM not a resistor) for the marker lights, then the inner rectangle and outer strips on bright for brake and turns. Using a Curt taillight converter to get the brake and turns into one wire. The bottom 4 led's beside the reverse light are getting cut off, wasent sure if i'd like them and they're also getting in the way of the lens.

Heres a rough draft for my power boards, running these through 12v voltage regulators(lm2940t's).

 

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Great job. Look forward to seeing the finished project.
 

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That is some impressive work!
 

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Thanks everyone.

Shit dude. How much does this cost to make?


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depressingly probably $3-400ish, idk im trying not to add everything up lol

Once perfected I'm sure if it's reasonable people would buy these.


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Too much labor involved to sell them at a reasonable price, unfortunately. Been kinda flirting with the idea of selling some third brake light panels, not sure yet depends if i can get everything set up properly to etch a few boards at a time and all that. Idk if i'd be able to on this site tho cause supermod sells third brake lights i think.

subscribed....impressive work man.
what did you use to cut open the lenses?
a plastic cutting blade for a large weller soldering iron, just the flat tip one. A dremel was too messy, tried it on a spare tail i had.
 
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