DIY: VZ Panel – Reflective Safety Panel

The VZ Panel is a cool safety device I made and have been developing on and off over the last year or two. The project started with a discarded sheet of 3M roll up sign material. There was a lot of road construction around my building and I was lucky enough to find two of these discarded damaged signs to work with.

Without getting to into the science of retroreflective materials, they were essentially inspired by the reflective nature of cat eyes. Little prisms are cut into the surface of reflective material, which bounce a higher amount of incoming photons back at the light source. You know what I mean, you see it every day on the road. Continue reading