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USB Powered RGBLED Chest (w/ Arduino + basic program)

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This Instructable was created from a second hand jewelry box, some LED's, and an Arduino. The emphasis on being able to reuse all of the components after the chest was created.

The chest goes through the colour spectrum, with the exception of white light.

I find myself and others transfixed by this project!


 Here is a quick video outlining what I did

http://youtu.be/HAs0w60STtY
 
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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For this project you will need

Expendables (~$23.00 CAD)
1  Jewelry Box (purchased from second hand store 4.99 CAD) {VALUE VILLAGE}
1 Sheet of Plexiglas (~$5.00 CAD) {HOME DEPOT}
~4 Bags of Clear/Flat beads ($1.00/bag CAD)  { DOLLAR STORE } (~$12.00/bag elsewhere)
Metallic + misc. Paint (~$5.00 CAD) {MICHAEL'S}
Sand Paper (~$3.00 CAD) {HOME DEPOT}
Masking Tape
Duct Tape
Small amount of cardboard (optional)

Re-Usables
1  Breadboard
1 Arduino (I used an Uno Rev. 3) 
A/B USB Power chord (for programming and power)
1 Switch (optional/not used)
3 resistors (optional/not used)
LOTS of RGB LED's
LOTS of jumper cables 


Tools
Glue
Screw Drivers
Exacto Knife
Power Driver
(+Drill Bits)
Paint Brushes

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Size
The bottom drawer of this jewelry box was modified from its original design in order to maximize the amount of LED's and to situate the Arduino comfortably. (explained later)

kmckenzie1 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you Audreyobscura!
Wow! That would be such a cool prop for a photo or film. Great work.