Monday, October 11, 2010
"Did you have a f#$%& stroke?!?"
This was Conscript Greg B.'s reaction when I mentioned that I was working on a Warhammer 40K Skyshield landing pad with LED lighting... not exactly what I was going for, but fair play. In the realm of Insane Projects, I think LED-lit terrain is right up there. However it's something I've always thought might be pretty cool to actually do.
The kit is a standard Skyshield from GW, lit with four LEDs powered by an onboard 9V battery. The lighting itself was very easy to build, I purchased it in components from http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/ for about $15 total. The slickest part was the pre-wired switch with 9V battery terminal - the individual LEDs just wire straight into it. I may post more detailed photos with a write-up if there's interest.
In the meantime, "Valkyrie Eagle Seven, you are cleared for vector to pad 123675." ;-)