I have started this project as a bed side glass with lighting feature. When I have moved forward I explored different usages in different contexts.
Bed side glass scenario:
When the user wakes up and needs to drink water, he/she turns the glass. When the glass flips over, it lights up, thanks to the accelerometer which is positioned at the bottom of glass. Once the LEDs under the glass light up, it becomes easier for the user to pour water from a carafe in the dark. It turns off when the glass is turned upside down. This position also protects the glass from dust and dirt.
For this scenario, one color light would be better. Low red light works well.
Some other scenarios:
It can be also used as both tealight and glass during dinner times at both restaurants and homes. Since it uses NeoPixels, depending on the usage scenarios when it is used, the desired colors can be arranged(customized) by using the USB port and open source Arduino coding.
And it might be fun at the parties, too!
School of Visual Arts
MFA in Products of Design
1/8" clear acrylic
Translucent filament for 3d print
Makerbot Replicator 2