Dremel is a power tool company known for their rotary tools. They are tools that spin a wide variety of accessories at high speed to accomplish a multitude of tasks including cutting, carving, sanding, grinding, and polishing. A few years ago, they launched a new cordless tool called the Stylus. Unlike the traditional Dremel tool, the Stylus fit into your hand much like you would hold a gun. It was, and still is, one of my favorite Dremel tools. Like most other manufacturers, Dremel hit the road promoting their new product at trade shows and Home Depot stores around the country. I had the opportunity to build a display for these trade shows. After a couple phone calls and some images exchanged over email, the design for the display was approved. It would have to be fabricated so that it could be easily assembled and disassembled for shipment. That also meant that I needed to come up with a set of instructions on how to put it together so that the guys on site knew how to put it together. The main surface of the design would be wrapped with graphics and featured a red oak hardwood display surface. Glass and acrylic panels were edge lit using bright blue LEDs. This was done not only for aesthetics, but also as a usable surface. At the same time, Dremel was launching some new carving accessories specifically for etching glass. The edge-lit panels would also highlight any cool designs created by visitors to the trade show booth. My brother Andrew made 6 custom light bars, each with 20 surface mount LEDs. A special circuit was designed so that they didn’t overheat or burn out when plugged into a standard 120V power source. We also needed to incorporate a lockable storage area for tools and accessories. Check out the gallery for several images taken throughout the project. Thanks for viewing!
Descriptions of the progress can be found by clicking on “permalink” below any of the images in the gallery.