Id buy a kit,providing it's relatively cheap (in relation to how much I'd spend to make a similar thing or ease of doing it)
How about a Flatlight? Its not a florecent tube, but rather a thin flexable piece of plastic that lights up when electrified? Easy to cut to size, flex, and it starts out withe so it could be it's own bakcground for being in a well lit room. Only problem, if I remember right, I think it runs on something like 9 volts (however, that may be dependant on how big of piece you need, the few inches for a gameboy screen isn't much)
do you have any links to that? when I googled "flatlight", the only thing that came close was this:
that does not look like what you described, I don't think you can cut this stuff
Probably talking about this: http://www.e-lite.co...luminescent.htm
I don't remember why I was looking into this stuff in the past, but judging by the name it's probably the same stuff.
I believe that's it exactly, you could buy it in string format, rope format, sheet format, and even er..."lightsaber" format (yeah, like off starwars, don't know how well it would hold up to impact, but it's flexible, so...) and it came in different colors, red, blue, yellow.....white, or at least when I bought some.
I got some nearly a decade ago to fix a LCD monitor (back when they were still massively expensive like high hundreds and thousands) and had good success with it, but all that stuff went away, and finding the 9 or 12 volt (don't remember) was considerably easier in a monitor that plugs into 110, than it would be on a gameboy that runs on 3v.
And Mark Wolfe, the Pocket does run on 2 AAA batteries, maybe your thinking the Color? I'll dig mine out to make sure later, but I'm pretty sure it ran on AAA's
Man, that sutff's come down in price, it was a LOT more expensive when I first dabled in it, but then again, I got a $1000 monitor for under $200 and a little bit of work at the time, so...
Edited by Video, Sun Mar 1, 2009 4:23 PM.