Turning Smashed TVs Into Explain
This television is broken. And I actually got it out of the skin, which is where most people would put a television if it stops working because it’s essentially useless from then on. Or is it? Well, it turns out with some incredible technology inside a television that can be repurposed, and turned into window lights. And because of the technology in the television, the light to get off by these looks amazingly close to real daylight. So they’re perfect for giving a fresh and light atmosphere to dark rooms or cover dogs. They’re also great for long, dark winter days, and can give you a boost in energy, Andrew overall, which makes them incredibly unique. And I would say somewhat valuable. So sit back, as I show you how to dismantle a television to make one of the let’s get to it.
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objects close in hand. Compared to a basic LED panel, which reaches focusing layers, you can see that the light is much less apparent in comparison. Thanks to this reduced light fall off, it fools your brain into thinking the light is coming from far away, and it looks like daylight. Now getting the backlight panels out of all TVs and monitors is actually quite straightforward. But it does vary depending on the type and brand. Typically, however, it’s just a case of unplugging it from maintenance and lying down flat so that you can unscrew any screws on the back. Once this is done, the plastics should separate and you can access the internals. Here again, you’ll have to underground anything you find and strip out any metal brackets and Electronics has only recently been unplugged, you definitely need to avoid these boards, as there may be some power still stored in the capacitors, which you could still get a nasty shock from distributing components, make sure to separate them into groups of electrical, plastics, and metals, and then take them to your local recycling center to be disposed of properly.
Now computer monitors as opposed to TVs tend to be much simpler to disassemble, as I do with this one, four screws on back on clip plastics. And then they’ve dealt with a few internals which will take place so that you should just have the panel itself. And it’s with this that we’re going to make. But before we do that, we need to actually continue to disassemble it and remove the metal border these clips inside which can just be removed by inserting a screwdriver. And pushing. We can now see the panel itself which is what usually generates the image. But in this case, it’s faulty needs to be removed for better light efficiency. We can now see the backlight itself.
And there’s actually a lot going on here, which is why it’s useful for daylight because it’s gotten a lot of frontal layers and reflectors inside to help push the light out of it. And that’s why this is actually quite a valuable thing that would otherwise be thrown away. And that’s to me unbelievable. So going through these different layers you’ll usually find the diffusion layer and then you will find the federal law and this has a lot of microscopic will cause the light to be reflected forwards. It’s a really interesting panel, like taking down, spending the light, see, see things that are behind it before they get behind it is quite strange stuff.
And then after that, you’ll generally find another diffusion shaped acrylic back panel. Now this is quite interesting as well. So they usually have lots of diffusion pads on them. These are very small, light. So this is why these things are actually pretty useful and would be unwise how to build. If you were to build this house with separate components. With these parts put to one side, which should now be able to see the backlight itself. But then the monitor is actually a bank of LED, which is much more common on newer displays. But if it’s an older type display, you’re likely to come across a couple of ccfl or compact fluorescents. These are very delicate, and are made out of glass. So make sure that you don’t crack them as they do contain, which is of course toxic. That’s candles need to be taken at ease. However, as they say, In either case, neither by straightforward power with the company.
So you can buy a separate power in verbal, which is a great way of hooking them up quickly and easily. But it is dealing with voltages and that’s potentially unsafe if you don’t know what you’re doing. So something I personally recommend. However, with the LED graffiti, they often wind up in completely different ways. So it’s going to be quite hard for me to you know how to wire them up properly, and they still deal with fairly high voltages. For example, probing a multimeter I discovered the LED backlight from my monitor wider series set the three led assuming each LED has a forward voltage of 3.3 volts. That means that we need 76 volts to power, which is a bit difficult to achieve as readily available. Go up to a battery also, of course vary depending on the display, so you may have better look. Another alternative would be to split the series up and parrot in voltage chunks, which is certainly doable, but it’s very fiddly work. So again, I don’t really recommend it.
So the safest thing to do regardless of the backlight type is to replace it with something else. And if you’re familiar with this channel, it will come as no surprise to know that we’re going to use these strips, right. So these basically can be stuck stuck in places they have an adhesive on the back that can just be peeled away. And this allows them to be stuck fairly where the previous pathway used to be. for testing purposes, you can hook it up to a 12 volt power adapter to see it right. Now a big advantage of using LED strips like this is that they are intended to be a light source and not typically backwards. So one thing you’ll notice with the white lines coming off a monitor is that it tends to make reds look oversaturated and weird. With this they’re much more neutral as long as you go with it.