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  1. Thanks for all your help. I'm looking into the SK6812 RGBW light strips. There are a bunch of kits on Amazon with controllers.
  2. I think I do want individually addressable LEDs. I'm new to the whole RGB game. Any links you could provide to websites or such where I can learn about RGB lighting would greatly appreciated.
  3. I'd rather not run wires to the computer MB, and I don't mind paying for a quality product.
  4. White metallic powder was mixed into the epoxy to make it slightly opaque and diffuse any lighting. Plus, I think it gives the epoxy a really cool texture and look. Especially when light passes through it. The table top will now have be planed or routed back down to raw wood surface and sanded, and edges cut, routed, sanded. I don't want the shinny epoxy surface on the wood. It will be oiled or sprayed with a matte polyurethane. Epoxy will then be polished back to a shine at the rivers. I'm planning to light the back edges of the desk, and the rivers from underneath, with some form of programmable RGB light strips that will sync to the colors on my computer monitors. Right now I am doing research into what lighting to use. One of the products I am thinking about using is Phillips Hue LEDs along with the Hue Bridge for full control. However, the Phillips solution is pretty expensive. I've also thought about using ASUS Aura Sync products. Anybody have any recommendations for programmable LED lighting?
  5. Hey Everybody! My name's Mark and I'm working on a custom computer desk for my home office/entertainment/hobby room. It will be a motorized convertible standing desk using an Autonomous SmartDesk 2 DIY - Black Frame - Business Edition base, and custom built hard wood and epoxy river table top. The top will be approx. 32"W x 84"L (81.25cm x 213.35cm). We started with started with 2 with pieces of raw pecan from the same tree from a local raw lumber supplier. After cutting the two boards to the approximate length I wanted, we quickly decided that we needed a third board to achieve the width I desired without having to make a HUGE epoxy river in the middle. Epoxy is EXPENSIVE. Luckily, there were several more boards remaining from the same tree that we could choose from. I bought two more. One for the desk top and another for a monitor shelf. The new wood boards were cut to length and the front and back pieces given a straight edge. The bark was chipped off the raw edges, shaped, and sanded down. Then all the boards were planed to get a nice flat surface on both bottom and top. Next was the prep for epoxy. The boards had several knots and cracks, and a bunch of worm holes that need to be filled with epoxy first. After that was done, we built a frame/mold for the epoxy pour using plexiglass for the bottom and sides sealed with silicon around the outside edges, and backed by some lumber that is stuck down with some double-sided tape. Epoxy will not bond to plex and it's fairly easy to release. Plus, you don't have spray all the surfaces with a releasing agent. We just did the epoxy pour early this weekend, and let it sit to cure for approx. 48 hours. And, tonight we removed it from mold. More pics to follow below.