Monopoly in Lights

Enriching the Electric Company

A Framework Black

The last several days have been spent working on the main frame of the board.  It’s been a lot of work, but I think the results are pretty good.  Lots of holes drilled for the various LEDs, and nothing has shattered. (Yet.)

The framework is built out of 1/16 inch solid black acrylic. This is fortunately the same thickness as the lines on the board, so these will show between the lighted panels to provide the appropriate markings, while also keeping light from bleeding between the different spaces.  Didn’t get the measurements exactly right everywhere, so a couple of the spaces aren’t quite right, but if you can’t tell which ones they are, I’m not going to tell!

Unfortunately, I think I’m going to have to redo the panels themselves.  After looking them over, the cuts weren’t very clean, and some of the pieces aren’t quite the right sizes, so after confirming this with the framework, I’ll probably be back to the table saw to work up a new batch.  Oh well.

June 3, 2012 - Posted by | Construction

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