Halo ODST Hex Visor
The concept of the hex visor is very simple. Have you seen an illuminated signage at shops where only the words are lighted up and the rest just glow ? This visor are made with the same concept. It’s called Edge-Lit. Commonly used for signage and premium gifts but at a smaller scale.
The name says it all. The led is added at the edge of the engraved acrylic / glass. Any engraved part will be lit up and the rest will just glow. For my ODST helmet, i used a 2mm acrylic , laser cut it to shape and laser engrave the hex pattern to it.
One question I got all the time about the visor is , “I bet it’s hard to see through” . Why ? It’s clear visor . The hex pattern is big . It’s the same like looking through a wire net on your door / window. To some people, the glare might be annoying after a few hours but it’s still very easy to see through the visor.