There's a computer game with a feature in the map that I find interesting and would like to replicate. There are masses of cables spilling out of some places and the cables appear to have random red lights sprinkled throughout them. It seems like the light is inside the insulation of the wires and I suppose, but I don't really know, that maybe they're supposed to be broken fiber optic cables? I've seen images online of broken fiber optic cables and they look a lot like this. I was thinking I could get some used data cables on eBay, snap them in one or two places and attach bright red LEDs but how would I attached the LEDs? Could I just cut off the data connectors and put the light source against the centre of the fibre? Can I expect to get much light through the insulation (I'd buy light-coloured cables, not black) from LEDs or would they need lasers? Laser diodes don't seem very expensive.
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