Awesometastic Awards of Appreciation

About: Has code in brain, soldering iron in hand, Art Blakey blaring in the background... transforms techno babble into reality and is strangely fond of the ellipsis.

Intro: Awesometastic Awards of Appreciation

My wife is a music teacher... and she was asked to create and give a presentation on teaching techniques - in not a lot of time. She's a naturally gifted teacher, but 'upped' her level of preparation considerably to meet the challenge. 

As I reflected on all the work she was doing, it crossed my mind... that she really deserved a trophy. Something special to acknowledge her effort.

So, I made one...




 * some slow or fast fade RGB LEDs from Adafrut 
          http://www.adafruit.com/products/679
          http://www.adafruit.com/products/680
* super glue
* electrical tape
* CR1220 coin-cell batteries
* snips or needle-nose pliers (to help bend the legs of the LED)
* some 3D printed parts - available from TinkerCAD below





I used Gold 1.75mm PLA and Natural 1.75mm PLA from matterhackers.com; the prints turned out quite nice.

Ready? The steps should all be pretty easy to follow...

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    VyomC

    1 year ago

    Far most the cleanest DIY.
    The way you have designed and thought of fixing the button cell is just too perfect.
    Just.....Puuurrrrrffffeeeeccctttt.

    We need more quality tutorials like this.