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  1. Egon Spengler's Avatar
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    Jun 8, 2007, 6:37 PM - Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #1

    How do you get the eyes of a mask to glow with LED's without the LED's being seen?
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    Jun 8, 2007, 7:28 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #2

    Off the top of my head, hide 'em beneath the rim and have the reflection glow.

    Or fill the eyespace goggles with a noble gas trapped between two lenses that emits the color light you want and excite the atoms.. (think neon lights)

    (trying to study for a chem exam right now, heh.)
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    Jun 8, 2007, 7:59 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #3

    Here's how I did it for C-3PO:

    Last edited by Trooper TK409; Mar 25, 2010 at 12:15 AM.
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    Jun 8, 2007, 8:00 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #4

    You seek "Angriest Angel", he did them for our Deep Eyes helmets.

    Jeff
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    Jun 8, 2007, 10:39 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #5

    Rollerboi: Thanks! I'm not quite sure I want to get into using gases haha. I'm sure theres a way to make the lens glow from the interior of the helmet with LED's. I just can't figure out how to.

    TK409: Thanks! Thats pretty cool! I might try that. I do wonder if thats how the Deep Eyes helmets are done too.

    Borg Drone: Thank you. It doesn't seem like he post here a lot and he only has ICQ.
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    Jun 8, 2007, 10:50 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #6

    How about this?

    I am thinking about using those Blue Electroluminescent Wires, wrap a few rounds around the inner edge of the rims. And then, to "amplify" the lights, use those aluminium foil tapes on a black sheet (facing to the lights and away from the eyes)

    Ayway, this is a theory since I don't have a Deep Eyes helmet........... yet

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    Jun 9, 2007, 12:23 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #7

    Mr.Engineer said: View Post
    How about this?

    I am thinking about using those Blue Electroluminescent Wires, wrap a few rounds around the inner edge of the rims. And then, to "amplify" the lights, use those aluminium foil tapes on a black sheet (facing to the lights and away from the eyes)

    Ayway, this is a theory since I don't have a Deep Eyes helmet........... yet

    Hm. Thats a interesting concept. Are there any retail stores I can get that wire in?

    I was planning to use LED's to light up some eyes though.
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    Jun 9, 2007, 9:11 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #8

    DarkLordVader said: View Post
    Hm. Thats a interesting concept. Are there any retail stores I can get that wire in?

    I was planning to use LED's to light up some eyes though.
    Still wondering..
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    Jun 9, 2007, 9:24 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #9

    well, I have a Deepeyes helmet, and they eyes are lit up by LED's mounted above the eyes on an angle, to illuminate the whole lense
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    Jun 13, 2007, 1:20 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #10

    EL wire in retail stores? Check auto supply stores and PC stores. The wire is marketed for both PC modding and car/motorcycle customization. Chances are you'll pay less ordering it online, though. EL kits made for computer modding usually come with molex connectors, which you'll have to adapt to take power from a battery. I don't know enough about the automotive kits to tell you how much work lies ahead of you there.

    I'm not sure how well EL wire would work for lighting eyes, though. It isn't the brightest stuff around. It will certainly work better with well-recessed eyes.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 1:03 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #11

    Sorry if I dug up this post. Just bought myself some LED rings for my car and after a few weeks of just sitting on my desk, somewhere inside my head, the light bulb switched on........

    Although its a bit warm, this USD15.00 (in my area, not sure in your country) is a nice solution. But only if you don't wear glasses. And I guess its perfect for C3PO eyes too.



    Ooohhh......... my skin's oily! Yucks
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    Mar 23, 2010, 2:29 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #12

    where can you find those led rings ?
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    Mar 23, 2010, 7:29 PM - Re: Glowing eyes. Deep Eyes Armor, Panzer, how is this done? #13

    Well, I found them locally, which I assume, he bought them from China.

    http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1040205

    But (sometime) this year, with enough budget, if the local electronic circuit board shop here can cut rings, I will try making my own.

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