Okay, since I got the LED, now it’s time to mess up again with the LBX parts :D

Preparation

Preparation

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.

 

LED placement

LED placement

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.

LED placement in different angle

LED placement in different angle

I was hoping the orange LED is good for this.

Soldered with tiny cable

Soldered with tiny cable

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.

Fitting test

Fitting test

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.

Fitting and adjusting

Fitting and adjusting

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.

Pandora's back head is fit perfectly

Pandora's back head is fit perfectly

Allright, the back head piece is perfectly fitted in now.

The result from front side

The result from front side

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.

Power on!

Power on!

The orange LED is light up nicely.

Before

Before

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…

After

After

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… :D

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One thought on “Light up the LBX Pandora’s Eyes

  • November 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm
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    yeah, i like it

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