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18" Round LED Infinity Mirror Kit

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This Instructable covers building of a Chromation Systems 18" Round Infinity Mirror Kit, utilizing a 48 Channel Mono / 16 Channel RGB LED Controller to control 5mm common anode RGB LEDs, 32x along the outside and an optional 16x positioned in the rear mirror. While most of the frame comes already assembled due to the complexity of the round shape, this is still a fairly advanced kit. Please read through the instructions to see how it is done. Also check out the 10" x 10" LED Infinity Mirror for something a bit easier and attainable.

While the instructions here do require the purchase of the kit, the methods and techniques to build one from scratch are shown for those who would like to create their own design. Frame build details are in Step 10

Custom kits, with only the parts you need, can be made to order. Such as if you wanted to use an Arduino instead of the supplied controller or supply your own LEDs, a custom kit can be prepared for you, no need to waste parts. 



 
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Step 1: Supplies and Tools

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The kit includes everything required except the tools and spray paint.

Frame Parts:
  • Outside Frame, 24" diameter x 3.5" deep, primed White or  Have It Painted.
  • Inner Wall Ring, assembled, drilled and painted, ready for LEDs to be installed
  • Supports Ribs, 16 pcs 1" x 3" blocks
  • Front Two-Way Mirror, 1/4" glass, brand name MirrorPane in the U.S.A.
  • Rear Mirror, 1/8" mirrored acrylic, drilled or undrilled, leave the film on until the very last step.

Materials:
  • 2 Tubes of Polystyrene Glue, with 4 application tips
  • 65" Length of 40 lb(actual weight less than 20) Picture Hanging braided wire
  • Vinyl Decal, to cover the bottom of the PCB
  • Vinyl  Decal Dots to cover the buttons, choice of colors.

Electronic Parts:
Tools Required:
  • Soldering Iron and Solder
  • Small Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  • Exact-O/Razor bladed
  • Wire Strippers
  • Needle Nose
  • Eyeglass sized flat-head screw driver, for the controller terminals
  • Multi Meter / Continuity Tester

Paint: The inner walls come painted ready to use, the frame comes painted with a white plastic primer or Get it Painted

twashmon1 year ago
im actually thinking about doing this to my table, i have a glass coffee table, if i could get it to light up under the glass, that would be pretty interesting.
thanks for the idea, nice instructable!
agis681 year ago
the bars of 80's and 90's were full of these infinity mirrors (without the high tech parts)
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