Introduction: Infinity Mirror UV String Art
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Rainbow Contest 2016
Welcome to my second Instructable!
The Infinity String Art is the union of an Infinity Mirror with UV LEDs and String Art.
The optical effect desired is an infinite reflection of a glowing string art.
The main idea is to put a String Art between the mirror and the reflective glass of an Infinity Mirror.
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Before starting I'd like to say that this is as simple as an Infinity Mirror is, there are just a few extra steps that you need to follow carefully if you don't want to fail the whole thing.
Here are the materials you'll need:
• Reflective Film
• Wood Structure / Picture Frame
• UV Reactive Wool / String
• Strip of UV LEDs(3528 or 5050 SMD LEDs, Black PCB is the best)
• 12V Power Supply with its DC Power Jack Connector
Note that it can easily run on any 12V Battery :)
Here are 3 videos showing it in action...
Step 1: Mirror and Glass
I bought a simple picture frame thick enough to fit the LEDs, the String Art, the mirror and the reflective glass.
I removed the glass from the frame and applied a 50% reflective film to it.
I also bought a 35x25cm mirror which I then cut to fit the 25x25cm picture frame.
Note the small mistake in my cut...
Step 2: The Wood Structure Holding the Wool and the LEDs
I took apart the wood part that was holding back the glass inside the frame.
I then drilled 24 holes in each pieces and fixed them all together, using a stepler and some tape, to get the wood structure that will carry the wool and the LEDs.
Step 3: Gluing the Strip of LEDs
Cut your strip to the right length.
NOTICE that there are always an indication on the strip to tell you where you can cut without damaging the Strip of LEDs.
By removing the 3M paper you will reveal the sticking surface.
Just put the strip facing inside the frame as you would do for an Infinity Mirror.
You can see that when I put the wood structure in the frame and when I put the mirror on it, the power cable is right where I made the small mistake in my cut.
Step 4: String Art
Now you've glued the LEDs you're one step away from the final result!
If you're having hard time figuring what string art you could do...
The only difference? Instead of nails, we're dealing with holes in wood.
Does it change anything for the String Art? Nop :D
Just add the UV reactive wool through the 96 holes creating the patern you desire ;)
Let your imagination fly...
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