Crystal LED (Neopixel) DIY




About: Hi, I'm Eunchan Park from S.Korea. I have 3 missions Making Happy Things, Sharing How To Make Happy Things, Copying Happy Things Maker for the world's Happiness In order to pursue my mission, I have a big go...

Follow this instruction and make your own LED (Neopixel : WS2812B) light!

Welcome again. This tutorial gives you a simple way to make the beautiful light in few hours. All you need is just to download 3d cad file I shared and print them by using 3d printer. It is okay if you don't code. In this tutorial, we are going to use a ready-to-go LED controller and a remote controller.

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Step 1: Modeling With TinkerCad and Fusion360

Just in case you want to know, my wife designed this model by using TinkerCad and Fusion360. She made some blocks and cut some edges. Grouping them and exported the modeling files into Fusion360. Fusion360 has a function called "Shell" which is suit for this project. we need to put LED light into the model.

Step 2: 3D Printing

We uploaded the files on Thingiverse which is the biggest platform for 3d files.

Please don't forget give "like" so that many people can see the files!

If you don't have a 3d printer, you can find open making spaces such as Fablab or so. it takes approximately 4 hours.

Step 3: Preparing Materials

These are all things that we need to prepare.

LED (Neopixel : WS2812B) (16)

LED Controller

Step 4: Assembly

Plug the controller terminal with LED's terminal.

Step 5: Remote Controller

This is a wireless remote controller for the LED controller. It gives signal through RF.

Step 6: Attaching LED on the Bottom

Put the LED ring on the bottom frame. I used Blu-Tack to secure LED.

Step 7: Test

Let's test it. it looks wonderful!

Step 8: Power

You can also give power to the LED with usb power bank.

Step 9: Next Time...

Next episode, I will upload how to control the light with Google Assistant / Google Home.



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    Question 1 year ago

    What kind of plastic do you use for 3D printing to achieve a transparent effect?

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