Dome Lighting

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I wanted to do more with the dome lighting than what was shown in the movie. There, each array was made of 5 led’s and they didn’t do much. This was one spot where it’s “easy” to make it more interesting.

I purchased 100 2x5x7 mm LEDs. I knew they had a flange, but I could deal with that.  The openings in the dome are roughly 4×23 mm. So, I’d need to mount 11 LEDs in a row to fill the opening.

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2x5x7 mm LED showing flange
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Flangeless
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Removing the flange cleanly was a pain, so I removed every other flange before super gluing them to my fingertips.

Video: LED Array

After quite a bit of sanding, I was able to get them to fit snugly into the opening.

Video: Mounted LED

I decided to do something even more different with the rear opening. I stacked the LEDs in pairs before gluing them together.

Video: Different Array

After getting the coding done (a future post, I’m sure) this is the result: (I wish video did a better job at recording lights.

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