Creating a light from an old scanner.

Sure, LEDs are pretty cheap these days but this light was free.  After striping the parts out of an old scanner, I put the lamp in 1/4 inch clear tubing for protection and mounted it with zip ties to some 1″ aluminum angle that I had on hand.

The original board is housed in a custom printed enclosure and runs off 12v.  It is a little dim and should probably run off 24v but I don’t have a way to test that right now.  I still need to create an extension so the box doesn’t have to be mounted so close to the lamp.  I’ll take care of that when it comes time to mount it to the new 3d printer.