Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Light Improvements


The standard light source in the 3060 leaves the machine looking a bit dingy. So I decided it was time for an upgrade. I installed 2 light strips into the lid of the machine to provide even illumination. They both run off 12V so a little power brick supplies the power for that. I also wired in a micro switch to detect when the lid is open, no point having the LED's on when the lid is open.


The new illumination is on the left and the old one on the right, quite a large improvement and the LED's take less power than the old fluorescent tube.