LCD display have a diffusing plastic glass. I wanted to make use of one as to recycle that piece.
I got a 22" display, broken and salvage the plastic glass. The glass as a >PMMA< marking. It is acrylic. The LCD backlight acrylic has an interesting feature, one of the sides has white dots reflecting light that shines thru. If there was not dots, I would not get much light diffused from the lamp.
I plan to use custom 6mm PCB LED strip to shines light at the edge of the acrylic. As i didn't find a 6mm wide LED strip with RGB LED, I designed one my self. As the frame was assembled, I used LCD backlight led upgrade kit meanwhile I did my custom one. The update kit is white LED on a 4mm wide PCB. Those even slide into a MakerBeam giving me idea for other usage once I replace them.
I made a 3D CAD of my lamp to plan how the U-Channel and the MakerBeam come together. From the model I generated blueprints to drill the 140 holes ( M2, M3 and M6 holes ). The U-Channel are attached to the MakerBeam with M3 screws and the custom PCB strip with M2 screws. The 6mm holes are to pass wire thru.