For this design, some Piranha RGB LEDs are positioned around the outside edge of a clock that hangs on the wall. They are slightly angled so their beams will create a star pattern against the wall as it cycles through approx 16million colors. I am using a clock, purchased second hand, 8x RGB Piranha LEDs and one of my versatile High Power LED Drivers, which can control almost any combination of LEDs from a high power 5 or 3 watt to 25 single color LEDs per channel.
It does not have to be a clock, all thats need is a housing that the LEDs can be positioned in, and a way to cover the LEDs but allow the beams to shine. I built a example using a 3" diameter by 1/2" thick bottle cap and some cardboard. See Images.
I first saw someone build something like this a while ago on an artists website and have wanted to make one since. I do not have the link anymore, if someone knows of it please let me know so I can credit him.
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Step 1: Collect the Supplies
Get a the Same Kit as seen in this Instructable, with 12x Pirahna RGB LEDs
Mix 20 of any Color 5mm LED for $4+shipping, Find It Here
- LEDs, color and amount is personal preference. My Store has good prices on LEDs, shipped from the U.S.A. I chose 8x Piranha RGB LED
- LED Driver, this is optional, single color LEDs could be used.
I can put together custom kits with what type of LEDs thats wanted. Contact Me for info.
- Resistors, if not using a LED Driver
- Housing, a clock in this insturctable
- Power Supply
- Wire, type and amount depends
- Soldering Iron
- Diagonal cutter
- Wire Stripper
- Drill Bit, probably 5mm or so
- Masking or Painters Tape
I will can create a custom kit with LEDs and Driver with exactly what you want included. Just Contact Me