[Blabber] Suggestions for Light Diffusion Materials

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Sun May 15 13:54:28 UTC 2016


For Brain Bats we cut ping pong balls in half. And by "we", I mean we
foisted it off on one unlucky member armed with an x-acto knife.
On May 15, 2016 9:46 AM, "Jon Burris" <jburris at smwllc.com> wrote:

> Two other possibilities. I’ve used white microfiber cloth, although it
> gives a kind of dead texture through the transparent casing. Another
> possibility: there is a frosted glass spray for windows.  I’ve never used
> it, but it might work well. Krylon makes one. Cheap and easy to try.
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> *From:* Blabber [mailto:blabber-bounces at list.hackmanhattan.com] *On
> Behalf Of *J Burris
> *Sent:* Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:53 AM
> *To:* Hack Manhattan!
> *Subject:* Re: [Blabber] Suggestions for Light Diffusion Materials
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> I suggest you try diffusing window film (used for bathroom windows and the
> like), possibly in multiple layers. It comes in both adhesive and
> non-adhesive versions. Available at places like Home Depot and Lowe’s.
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> As an alternative, matte mylar drafting film also in several layers. The
> stuff comes in large rolls, so is expensive but I have more than I need and
> can let you have some. If you let me know, I’ll drop it off for you.
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> Jon
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> On May 14, 2016, at 4:47 PM, Vincent <eternalrecycler at gmail.com> wrote:
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> LCDTV's have sheets of diffusers. We know.  We take 'email apart all the
> time.
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> On May 14, 2016 12:44 PM, "Lennon Rubin" <lprubin.lennon at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I'm working on an LED belt and I'd like to cover the light strip I'm using
> with a material to diffuse the LEDs.  The more diffusion the better but it
> doesn't have to be perfect.
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> It also needs to be moldable material, so diffusion fabric would work for
> example, or a bendable plastic if that exists.  Anything I can work with
> easily, ideally without tools more complicated than a blow dryer although
> I'm open to heavier duty suggestions.
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> The LEDs will only be a centimeter or two away from the material so I
> understand that's a limitation.
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> Thanks!
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> ~Lennon
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