makefu and I stumbled upon the LEDbar project of hackerspace prague (brmlab). We were intrigued by the simplicity of the box design – some cardboard, hot glue and what looked like to be sandwich paper for the front – that worked very well / looks amazing:
To get the same evenly distributed light effect I opted for some matte acrylic (that I had in a box somewhere) and the first box was built within no time making use of the outline generation @boxmaker.
I then got some samples from Kienzle (the local acrylic goto place) and then after a selection-session 3 more materials to try before ordering the material for 50 cubes.
Video of the cubes fading:
Project photo album.