October 27, 2013

let there be light!

thanks for your supporting comments on my lightingpickle and confidence it will be resolved.
I'm happy to tell you that I wíll be able to solve it, relatively easy even. The photo is with a quickly restored - but not yet permanent - connection.

like I hoped, a fresh pair of eyes - being my boyfriends' - led me to where the problem lies with the lighting of my laptop. At first he didn't know what he could offer with what I had already tried and had covered all possible problem-bases. But he came up with testing the lights seperately in a way I didn't think of (and with the knowledge of how and when to use resistors that were needed not to blow them up). That way it was fairly simple to figure out where the problem would most likely be.

which was in a connection that looked fine, but somehow isn't and shouldn't be too difficult to fix. Seeing the lights working again makes me só happy! And I'm very glad he could help me solve this problem.
I'm very curious if the light will spread more evenly behind the screen once I assemble the screenparts and close the sides. Then no light will go sideways like it does with this setup, but concentrate within a small space and hopefully you won't see the obvious lightpoints like you do now. The leds I used are bright enough for it (unbelievably so, with how tiny they are!), I can't wait to move on!


  1. That looks just superawesome! Fab to have someone aka your boyfriend who can help you out.
    Hihi, I am just sooo impressed!

  2. YAY, you got the lights working. It is such a relief to see them come on, isn't it? Looking forward to see the finished laptop =0)

  3. Yay!! This is serious progress :)

  4. Hi Monique! I applaud your efforts towards getting this project done to your specifications, but I have to tell you that I think that I have FLIPPED for your Laptop! You have achieved so much already and the unit that I can see now is Already Amazing! You have Details down Pat! :D


  5. YAY, IT WORKS :D!! I admire your skills for creating this miniature working laptop, Monique, it is outstanding work! I can't wait to see it finished! Glad you had a friend who has helped you with this issue...
    Hugs, Ilona

  6. WOW! That's great, I can't believe you made this =) Hannah

  7. Hi Monique! What a joy!!! There's light at the end of the tunnel ;)

    On a serious note, your eye for detail and the subjects you take on are always the more rare ones that make all the difference in a scene. And this laptop is just one of them. I love your determination to get the thing going, and i'm so happy your boyfriend could be of assistance. 'Pad, pad pad' Well done you both! Can't wait to see it finished, it must be a thrill to really, actually, plug it in the wall and see it come to life!