Okay, since I got the LED, now it’s time to mess up again with the LBX parts
LBX Pandora got this kind of internal head piece. I was wondering why Bandai is using this kind of design? Because some of my idea to light up the parts is easier than I thought.
May be Bandai is considering about this too? And because light up parts will cost them so much money to invest, then they leave it that way. May be…
Anyway, before we put the LED, we need to make a room for the LED. So I cut the unwanted parts, just like the photo above.
Now the LED is perfectly fit inside the inner frame of Pandora head.
For the head, I use orange LED with spreading clear lense. Previously, I use blue LED but the light won’t coming through the yellow eyes part.
I was hoping the orange LED is good for this.
Now, we need to solder the LED’s lead to a wire.
For this, I use a IDE ribbon cable from my old busted CD ROM drive. The ribbon cable is small enough and easy to use.
Also, I suggest you not to use regular solder, why? Regular solder is suck because the flux is so bad and it wont bite the lead and the cable easily. Because of this, I use WBT solder, this solder is famous for Audiophile component soldering.
Next, we need to cut the exceeding lead because the hole will be used as Pandora’s back head socket. Make sure you cut short enough because any exceeding lead will make Pandora’s back part not in perfectly fit.
I found if the LED is still causing Pandora’s back head part in loose, so I must cut the front line little bit more to move the LED position foward.
Allright, the back head piece is perfectly fitted in now.
Okay, all parts are good. Now is power on test, I’m not expecting too much when Pandora’s eyes piece is installed, but for now, let’s see the result first.
The orange LED is light up nicely.
Okay, now is the moment of truth. The yellow eyes piece is too thick so I don’t expect any good result.
Here we go…
Oh wow! The light can light up the eyes piece!
Yes, the result is not too notable here, but trust me, you can see the different if you see it with your own eyes.
Probably, because I set the LED in more forward position previously.
Next, light up the Hope Edge.
This might be the hardest part, but we’ll see…