Lightup Christmas Tree Decoration

2,555

17

2

Posted in HomeChristmas

Introduction: Lightup Christmas Tree Decoration

This lighted tree decoration is something I made up on a Sunday morning.
It uses ~1/16 plexiglass/acrylic both clear and black 6 LED's and 2 AAA batteries.

My son had gotten some pictures to color from a local kids event.

I thought I could color in the picture a little differently.

I imported a picture of the picture into Corel Draw.

From there it was converted to line art and incorporated into the frame layout.
The LED's fit in the comb like areas.

After engraving and cutting the pieces out on a laser cutter they were assembled.

The LED's were inserted and the leads threaded through the holes.
The leads were folded over and soldered together in parallel.
Battery terminals were fashioned out of wire and soldered to the LED's

A couple of zip ties to hold it all together and install the batteries.

You can see from the side photos the clear separation of the color layers.

This effect is called light piping and is used in all kind of electronics display.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Pocket-Sized Contest

      Pocket-Sized Contest
    • Spotless Contest

      Spotless Contest
    • Trash to Treasure

      Trash to Treasure
    user

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.

    Tips

    Questions

    2 Comments

    Thank you. My co-workers felt the same way too.