Introduction: Origami Lamp With Arduino

About: I build fun and awesome projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, ESP32 based boards.

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into different objects, shapes, and animals. In this post, you will learn how to make an origami lamp using arduino uno, led strip, IR sensor module.The idea came to me when I first made an origami and thought it would be really cool if I lit it up with leds.

Step 1: Hardware and Materials

You will need the following materials to get started:

Arduino Uno

A4 Paper

Jumper wires:

Cardboard :

IR Sensor Module :

AC 100-240V to DC 9V 1A Power Supply Adapter

Hot Glue Gun :

Soldering Iron Kit :

Step 2: Folding the Paper

I use an ordinary printing A4 paper for the purpose of making this lamp. You can follow the video to fold the pattern.

Step 3: Wiring the Components

The following image shows the complete wiring diagram. An IR Sensor can measure the heat of an object as well as detects the motion. The first IR LED is wired to emit LED and the second LED is wired to transmit a signal when it receives an IR input. When an object comes within range of the emitted IR, it reflects the IR back to the receiving LED and produces a signal. This signal can be used to turn on a LED strip.

Step 4: Program the Arduino

Download the code and transfer it over to the Arduino. Don’t forget to install Led Strip library.

When you want to add a new library into your Arduino IDE. Go to the directory where you have downloaded the ZIP file of the library. Extract the ZIP file with all its folder structure in a temporary folder, then select the main folder, that should have the library name. Copy it in the “libraries” folder inside your sketchbook After connecting all components and Uploaded the code then I inserted all these components into the enclosure and sealed it completely using hot glue.

Step 5: Glow It in the Dark

When IR sensor detects object, the LED strip will light up then if IR sensor detects object again, the color of LED strip will change.

I hope you enjoyed this Arduino project and learned something new. Thank You.