How to make LED neon signs DIY
Girish Patil / November 22, 2021
2 min read
We will get straight to the point, no bullshit.
What are we building?
A 5mm thickness acrylic sheet, etched with letters/design.
In these slots we will lay down our LED strip and solder the wires accordingly.
- Acrylic sheet (we will calculate size later). Usually a 5mm acrylic gives the best stability and result.
- LED strips
- A 220V - 12V adapter - if your led strip comes with it, well and fair else you will need one.
- Some single/multi stranded wires to solder the leds.
- A 9v battery
- Some acrylic glue (generally called super glue)
Method 1 - Using CNC router machine
Find a local place, where you can give your design and get it etched on an acrylic sheet. If you are going with this method, you WILL need an acrylic sheet
Get the design ready. From what I have learnt, you need your strokes to be all of equal width.
Get them etched
Cut the strip and place them neatly in the slots
Solder the led strips carefully. I would say one alphabet if there is separation between each alphabet, then one alphabet can be connected in series and each alphabet can be connected parallelly to the source.