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Early Experiments With 3D Printed Light Pipes

One of the problems with my F0 synth was its power indicator LED. It was so bright, you basically couldn’t look at it straight on without being blinded!

There are a couple solutions to an overly bright LED, the obvious being to limit its supplied voltage, but another idea is to use a light pipe: a component that redirects light from one place to another.

Additionally and importantly, it can act as a sort of lampshade, diffusing a concentrated bright bulb over a larger surface area.”

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