Introduction: Bright World (LED Globe)

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This was the initial concept. A cubic globe that would house an LED fixture. It is purely a decoration, or a centerpiece for a coffee table (if you have one, I don't).

Materials List:

-Hot glue

-Acrylic

-LED's

-10k reistors

-9-volt battery

-Laser cutter

Step 1: Base

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To create the base, I cut three triangles from mirrored acrylic, and glued them together to form a pyramid. The color of acrylic is unimportant, and can be changed. when glueing be careful not to get glue on the outside, or else it will look sloppy.

Step 2: Laser Cutting

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The globe components must be mastered, and vector cut to the desired dimensions. The dimensions are also based on personal preference. My rectangles were 4x6. This size was chosen to avoid image distortion.

Step 3: Glueing

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This step is the most difficult, and important of them all. Being able to see the glue through the side of the globe is horribly unsightly, and to avoid it the person putting the glue on must take their time, and apply as little glue as possible.

Step 4: Final Product, and Installation

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1. First the circuit must be built. Here is a link to another instructables detailing how to do that.(https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Circuit-1/)I used it, and it was very helpful. It depicts a circuit with only one LED but if you repeat the design, as many as are needed can be installed.

2. Hot glue your circuit and battery to the base of the globe's inside.

3. Use some type of hinging mechanism to make the globe openable.

4. Plug in battery and enjoy.

5. Works best in dark.

Comments

jkastenhuber17 made it! (author)2016-11-18

This is it lit up

Swansong (author)2016-11-18

This looks neat :) I'd love to see it lit up!

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