Not everything always goes according to plan. After wiring the DVD case, I immediately connected the three cases I have finished so far (although I’ll show you guys on the big reveal in a week’s time). We were watching a movie, and an hour in I saw that the LED strips in the cases were drooping – the glue was melting due to the high temperature of the LED strips. Then I found out about this awesome Badge Mount tape from Holts:
This tape acts like a heat sink so that the glue does not melt.
You can see here how the tape elevates the LED strip slightly.
I had the toy cases on for a couple of days now (with the tape on) and I have had no problems yet.