5" Lumin Disk Case Window Mod by Ecca.
This was a brilliant idea I thought up when
I was in the mall and saw this super-fly groovy Lumin Disk (Spencer Gifts...
$19.99). A Lumin Disk is very similar to a plasma ball, they are both
actually made the same way. Anyhow, I thought this would be a nice
addition to my wannabe plasma tubes already in my PC.
I had to sacrifice my side
intake fan but I felt this was the best spot for the lumin disk (and easiest )
I told a friend about this mod
and he suggested I use his Rotozip to cut the hole. He did a few test circles in
cardboard and he was like a pro with this thing, so I fell for it and borrowed
it from him... I originally was planning to use a 5" hole saw to cut the
After some quick measurements
I found the perfect spot for the lumin disk (I traced a CD to get the outline.)
I used silicone to seal up the
hole and make the clear part of the lumin disk black. Again in hindsight it
would have been easier and cleaner to use a rubber gasket and clear sealant.
If you plan on using black goo
to seal up your hole please don't be a dummy like me, be sure to mask it off
before you add the sealant, it is hard to clean this stuff off.
Make sure that the lumin disk
runs off 12v, 3mA, if it doesn't don't mess with it unless you know what you're
Pretty simple, I just cut the
end off and slid the wires into the molex connector. One ground, one yellow... a
better way would be to solder a connector and wiring to the cable.
Final result with the lights
on... looking good.
Not bad for a 1 hr mod ...
here are a few lights out parting shots, click either image for a bigger view.
- Guide written