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  • I think this is so beautiful and I just love it. I want to make it, but I'm having a hard time understanding the instructions and following the photos. Also, what was the price range on the final product?
    By Ejahinojosa, on April 28, 2017

  • Can you please update the materials list to include the missing items?
    By irishmedic0125, on September 14, 2017
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  • Another fantastic Rogue Engineer project. This is definitely on my to-do list.
    By grover959, on March 7, 2017

  • Just a suggestion, you might want to replace the USB connector Type A receptacle to the more standard (on this type of item) Micro-B or Mini-B. That way you could use standard chargers and cables, rather than a Type-A to Type-A cable (which isn't all that common in the charging world.)... Anyway, great design, and I love the "simulated" frosted glass.
    By ARudzki, on March 7, 2017
    • Thanks ARudzki! And yes, I agree with the charging port idea and did look for one but wasn't successful in finding one. If you know of a Micro or Mini USB port I'm sure other would appreciate a link below. Thanks again!
      By Rogue Engineer, on March 7, 2017

  • An option to try would be Samtec: http://suddendocs.samtec.com/catalog_english/scrus.pdf They are a bit pricey (a bit? LOL), but you could also use their wording to do Google searches to maybe find cheaper versions from someone else.
    By ARudzki, on March 7, 2017

  • No question is a dumb question, right? So why this step: To give the polycarbonate sheet a frosted look, simply sand one side with an orbital sander until you get an even scuff across the entire sheet. Thanks for a much better option than the one I cobbled together with what I had on hand.
    By MichelleO, on March 7, 2017
    • The frosted look helps disperse the light more evenly (IMO) and prevents the bright direct light.
      By Rogue Engineer, on March 7, 2017

  • That is a great idea. I have been wanting a light box and this will be just the thing. I do a lot of adult coloring and was trying to come up with a way to color with out the outline showing and this is just the thing.
    By schnauzerman, on March 25, 2017
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  • Fantastic design. Thanks for sharing these plans.
    By grover959, on March 7, 2017

  • thank you for the plans...
    By Saisara, on March 12, 2017

  • Love this!!! Thank you!
    By Kmd22, on March 20, 2017

  • Love this build.....awesome idea with the extra lighting. You are so creative.
    By ginger_rose_126257, on March 21, 2017
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  • I can't see the sizes that step 1 refers to. Also under materials the last item only says 2
    By valroper, on September 3, 2017
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  • Great plan! I made two of these for gifts this year and my family loved it.
    By Usngsec, on December 27, 2017
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  • This is so cool. I think I need to make this and put in my spare bedroom! THANK YOU!!
    By rchampine, on January 12, 2017

  • What are the measurements of the two triangles? I really like this set up and looks great! Thanks
    By mickey66, on March 14, 2017

  • That is awesome, love how compact and versatile it is

    By TARZANTHEJEDI, on May 17, 2018
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