Infinity Dodecahedron

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The original inspiration

Youtube DIVERGE // DEEPLIGHT LIGHTSHOW #1

I just simplified it to 3rd-grade level.

Step 1: Parts Needs

You can start with building your own Dodecahedron.

Youtube How to building a dodecahedron

Add 12 pieces of perfectly cut out one-way mirror (Amazon $14)

Or you can start with a pre-built model ( Amazon $22)

Then just apply mirror film on the glasses (Amazon $10)

Step 2: Tips on Applying Mirror Film on Glass

  1. Clean up the glass surface
  2. Lightly apply some soapy water on the glass surface
  3. Use scotch tape on the mirror film to remove the transparent back film.
  4. Put film on the glass
  5. Cut off the excess part of mirror film
  6. Gently push off all the air bubbles and let it dry.

Step 3: Adding Internal LED

I just use

(1) Addressable LED Strips Lighting 144 LED/M with 3-Pin JST Connectors ( Amazon $17)

(1) BlinkyTape Control Board with JST connector ( Blinklab $17)

(1) USB to micro USB connector

(1) USB battery pack

You can add all kind of LED Arduino light up project inside Infinity Dodecahedron. Even candles work really well

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    Raleighup

    2 months ago

    Whoever made that video at the start is a genius. I made a project similar to this a few years ago and it took me forever to figure out how to make all of the pieces the exact same, let alone cut the angles properly.

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    TomHammond

    Question 2 months ago

    Hi there,

    What a wonderful way to make an infinity mirror! I am inspired and want to build it.

    May I ask a couple of questions about this project?

    1. Do you have the animation code that you used for the video and can you share it? My email address is tominohio@gmail.com

    2. Does the home-built dodecahedron with one-way glass mirror look better/brighter/sharper than the pre-built model with mirror film? Is the dodecahedron in your video the pre-built dodecahedron bought from Amazon?

    Thanks!
    Tom

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    bingTomHammond

    Reply 2 months ago

    Blinkytape has its own graphic pattern import program https://blinkinlabs.com/blinkytape/patternpaint/. You can convert any image to Arduino code. Here are the 144x36 patterns I used. Making dodecahedron with one-way glass mirror is definitely better since you can put in the LED on the frame before you put in the mirror. Also, one-way acrylic mirrors are less fragile than glass. But of course much more work. Good luck.

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    TomHammondbing

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thanks for the tips on the software! The Blinkytape hardware & software is perfect.

    In the video below, did you use a homemade dodecahedron or the pre-built Amazon one?


    Thanks again,
    Tom

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    bingTomHammond

    Reply 2 months ago

    That is a wood frame homemade dodecahedron. But I can't take credit for the video.