On Fri, 23 May 2008 18:02:31 -0500, "Jessica Jackson" <o0ojessio0o@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >I just had an idea for a really sweet thing to do. You know the game >Volcano? Also how most of the Icehouse pyramids are clear? It would be >really cool to make a volcano game board out of a translucent plastic >and stick LED's under it to illuminate the pyramids. I know it's a >long shot, but is the white part of the plastic volcano boards you can >buy let any light through? I know some white plastic is more >translucent than opaque. I'd probably have to make it all from >scratch, but it'd be real nice if I could just assemble some kind of >light box under the board instead of making the board from scratch. Thank you for the idea. I have a multimode game board as part of my Icebox (see http://freetrav.livejournal.com/30284.html); the basic board is transparent with black margins, and you've just given me the idea of putting a "light box" under it. Currently, as you can see, I use printed "masks" (or templates) under it; with a properly-done light box underneath the plastic board, I could use colored lights to delimit the boards for specific games. If I manage to put this together, I *promise* I will take pictures!