Making an LED illuminated acrylic letter involves the following steps:
- Acrylic sheet
- LED strip lights
- Power supply for LED lights
- Router or saw
- Screws or standoffs
- Printed letter template
- Scissors or craft knife
- Decide on the size and font of your letter and print out a template to the size you want.
- Cut out the template using scissors or a craft knife.
- Place the template onto the acrylic sheet and trace around it with a marker.
- Use a router or saw to cut out the letter from the acrylic sheet. Make sure to wear protective eyewear and take your time to make a clean cut.
- Sand the edges of the letter to make them smooth and remove any rough edges.
- Drill a small hole in the back of the letter where you want to run the LED strip wire through.
- Attach the LED strip lights to the back of the acrylic letter using glue. Make sure to place the lights evenly and firmly against the letter so that they are visible through the front.
- Connect the LED strip lights to the power supply.
- Attach the letter to a wall or other surface using screws or standoffs. Make sure the letter is level.
- Turn on the power supply and admire your illuminated acrylic letter.
Note: It’s important to use a power supply that matches the voltage and wattage of the LED strip lights you’re using to prevent damage or malfunction.