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Hello Instructables!
Here is the new build of my Infared Led Rainbow Cloud.
Super easy to build, all you need is leds, resistors and an infrared sensor.

Heres what's changed
- Better code
- Requires a remote with fewer buttons
- Wall mount
- Power supply (not usb)
- More detailed instructions
- Schematic

I'm leaving the old one up because it requires less parts and might be better suited for some.
I would consider this a beginner/ intermediate project.  You should be familiar with using arduino libraries, and you will also have to play around with the IR receive codes.  Don't be discouraged if you've never done that before, as long as you're familiar with the basic arduino sketches you should be able to handle this! I'm making this instructable very indepth, anyone can follow along :]

Every color in individually controlled. Ive put up 3 pictures of different shades PURPLE :]

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Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
    -Light weight, transparent container. example
    -Mesh Spackle tape. example 
    -Pollyfill stuffing
    -Fishing line or thread to hang
    -LEDs, Wires, Resistors, Infrared sensor and Remote
    -Battery or power source for arduino
    -Breadboard or blank circuit board, I used this one from Radio Shack.

    -Hot Glue
    -Soldering iron (optional)
    -Wire cutter, strippers

khuong1 year ago
Silly question,

Would you beable to list part numbers for the IR / LED / Resistors (you used)

Thanks. :]
dablondeemu (author)  khuong11 months ago

Im not really sure, I bought a kit on ebay that came with a bunch of assorted parts.

Cotton candy
dablondeemu (author)  freetree12311 months ago


lornajade11 year ago
Hi, this is simply amazing ! I am just wondering about the script, i would like to try recreate this but wiothout using a remote, possible using LDRs to contol when the lighting changes, I am a rooky at this kind of stuff and so was just looking for any advice?

Thank you in advance
dablondeemu (author)  lornajade111 months ago

Im sure it would be, but I to a rookie. There are some really great tutes on here though! If you make it Id love to see it :)

Smelter_uk11 months ago

The link to the "lovely tool" should go to:-

dablondeemu (author)  Smelter_uk11 months ago

fixed, thanks!

eLab1 year ago
looks really cool ;)
Looks great ! How much did it cost you to make it?
dablondeemu (author)  sanchitkhera71 year ago
The housing was all things I had on hand, but it was a empty spinach container (recycled), spackle tape (a few dollars?), and poly fill ($5 for a huge bag and only used a little), and some fishing line or thread.

The arduino is the only expensive part, they are about $35.