At work my co workers and I were tasked with making light up plaques in order to learn how to code rgb led's. I, like always, wanted to take things a step further and make something fancy. With my strange heart obsession, i decided to make a dripping heart plaque that changed colors depending on my mood (different shades of blue). To do so, I had lasercut all the parts and coded the lights with an arduino redboard.
Parts/ Things used:
- Laser Cutter
- Arduino Redboard
- Neopixel (or any rgb led should work)
- frosted or clear acrylic
- 1/8 plywood (for the frame)
- computer (for the designing)
Step 1: Design
Step 2: Lasercutting
Step 3: Assembly Pt.1
Step 4: Candy Cane Break (Why Not?)
Step 5: Coding
Step 6: Make a Frame + Assembly Pt 2
Step 7: Now With Nothing Left to Do, Watch It Glow
Step 8: Future Plans
I plan to add a battery pack and an arduino gemma when I have the time to.
Using a battery pack would allow mw to place the plaque anywhere. with the reboard alone, I was only able to place it within a usb cables length.
The gemma does the same as the redboard as far as coding goes, but it takes up way less space (which is really good).
When these are done, I shall return with an updated instructable. Thank you for viewing.