Sometimes people don’t believe you when you tell them something. You may have to go out of your way to convince those skeptics. Well, [AlexTheGreat] was having a hard time convincing people that he was from the future. He thought building some cool looking glowing LED cubes would help his story.
Underneath the fancy exterior covering is a cube made from pieces of clear acrylic sheet that are hot-glued together. There isn’t much inside the cube, just an LED, resistor, button cell battery and an on/off switch. A hole in one of the cube sides allows access to the on/off switch. Once all the components are verified to work, the interior of the cube is filled with hot glue to diffuse the light.
The exterior is thin sheet metal cut into cool shapes and bent around the plastic cube. Like the rest of the components, these metal covers are held on with hot glue. They do a great job of blocking the LED light ensuring it shines out of the creatively arranged gaps. We’re not sure if these will convince anyone that [AlexTheGreat] is from the future but they are certainly darn cool looking!
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Tonight, on Hack a Day news, man enclosed an LED in a clear box with a tattered mask. Man claims that this device is proof that whoever possess it came from the future, further proving that Idiocracy is just around the corner. Stay tuned as we go into more detail into this grand discovery. Up next, man reinvents the wheel.
It’s got Electrolytes!!!
It’s what the LED Cube craves!
Wait, what’s with the hate? I’ll have you know I have a patent pending on the wheel, and once the paperwork clears your next car is gonna cost a bit more.
Wait, has anyone actually tried that? Talk about a proper patient troll; i’d have to go to the court room and see that case battle.
Well someone managed to patent XOR, so it’s worked at least once.
Yup… Instructable-A-Day strikes again…
If he’s from the future, where’s his hoverboard?
If he is from the future where is his ? Every one in the future has one ?
So once the battery is dead you just toss it? Seriously dude, I’m sure you can do better.
When the battery is dead the wormhole reopens and he travels back to the future.
This is the energy source that drives the future and its wormholes. When it goes dark, so does our future…
The future relies on one CR3032 battery… we’re doomed!
Close. When the battery is dead, any time traveller remaining in the great magnetic field will be turned to steel.
Hey goes back in time to before he hot glues everything. The battery can then be easily changed. Of course the battery he takes out is still quite fresh at this time so it can be used in something else so there is no waste.
Wasn’t this on instructables years ago..?
Yes, about 5 years ago.
made its way back to the future :P
I’m pretty sure this slows time down. Because it took five years real time before it was featured on hackaday. But time passed quickly for hackaday editors. As in, they scrambled quickly to find a hack for the day, barring no rules on relevance. Otherwise known as hackaday’s theory of special relativity.
Actually, it must warp spacetime locally. Mere minutes have passed for it, while years have passed for us. It must also be able to project spacetime warping fields to remote locations, including the offices of Hackaday in its local time field. A side effect of the local warping effect is an intelligence retarding field. This field reduces the intelligence of all affected individuals, resulting in posts like this one….
It would be much easier IMO to mask those lines and paint it with silver paint instead. I’m sure the metal doesn’t add much for feel anyways.
That’s not what they do in the future. No compromises.
But in the future they discovered that paint causes adverse effects…. Metal however will never die….
“Where we’r going, we don’t need roads.”
He is from the future, or was five years ago. We’ve just now caught up to the person.
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