The ancient tradition of lighting oil lamps has a special significance. "Knowledge removes ignorance just as light removes darkness", as it is wisely said.
In India any auspicious ceremony is commenced by lightning of lamp. Hence came the idea of why not make it digital or control it wireless with a app in mobile.
By doing so we are maintaining the tradition as well as trying to do some fun and innovation in it.
Below are the detailed steps of how we can make it from complete waste and present it as our best.
Step 1: Materials Needed
wood(for base. can use any alternative instead)
power bank or power surce
flowers(for decoration purpose)
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Step 3: How a Traditional Ceremonial Lamp Looks
Step 4: Coding
it is quite simple programming.
state = Serial.read();
if(state == '1')
if(state == '2')
if(state == '3')
if(state == '4')
if(state == '5')
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Else there is also a simple way and that is to download bluetooth terminal app from the play store.
working of both will be almost same. The only main difference will be by making our own app we can make its appearance and use according to our suitability.
i have used buttons for turning on and off the LEDs while in the terminal you will have to type one and press send for turning on the LED and 0 for turning it off.
You can see the difference clearly in the pictures provided.
Step 6: Making of the Structure
i cut four triangles out of it and a square for their base support.
next i used PVC pipe as my holder for bowl.
next was fixing the wooden sheets together with the hep of adhesive with the pipe in middle.
You will be able to get a clear idea by referring to the picture provided.
After that you can cover the base with the help of gift wrappers and color tape.
Next take a simple plastic bowl and make a hole through its center of the size of PVC pipe.
We have to fix LEDs on its edges so we will need to make holes at equal intervals on the edge.
Step 7: Bringing Everything Together
Connect the bowl on top of the pipe.
We used power bank as power source and also covered it from plain sight.
now connect your phone's bluetooth to HC-05. The initial password would be 1234 or 0000.
now on pressing the buttons or sending the command you can control your LEDs wireless through your phone.
Finally cover the whole thing up and decorate it with flowers to make it presentable.
The video shows how LEDs are turned on one after the other and the picture shows our final lamp that is the wireless ceremonial lamp.
The aim of our project to create something interesting, easy, quick and new was successfully fulfilled.