This is a beautiful decorative temple model project made by me for the beautiful occasion of DIWALI festival (an INDIAN festival) to give my heartiest regards to Lakshmi-Ganesha(god and goddess of Indian culture). It took me about 15+ days gradually to build this project.The control circuitry is based on Atmel ATMEGA16. The project uses a lot of LEDs and one 1 Watt power LED from OMRON to lighten the dome inside.My sister helped me a little bit in crafting out the handmade sheets,etc. It was a wonderful experience building such a kind of project.This project was an entry to TI's DIWALI DECORATIVE LIGHTENING CONTEST a time back.First it was built using TI MSP430F5529 development kit,but as i wanted the kit for other project i removed it from the project and rebuilt the circuit using ATMEGA16 microcontroller from atmel because i had a lot of them in my collection.
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Step 1: Crafting the Structure!!
The base on which the sculpture of dog resides is made using a DVD putting a colourful paper covering,and is mounted on a 3/4 V BO motor also using its associated wheel for the assembly.The 2nd motor assembly outside the temple is also the same but using a mini CD.
Some pics of the building steps are given in images attached on this page.Sorry for the un-detailed description.
Step 2: The Circuit
The circuit is drawn using EAGLE and the files are enclosed below.