Cool DIY Infinite LED Tunnel

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Introduction: Cool DIY Infinite LED Tunnel

About: I am an Engineer passionate about electronics, CNC machines and whatever regards the DIY world.

hi,
in this instructable i'm going to show you how to build a virtual "infinite" led tunnel.

this is my first instructable...i know it's not perfect....especially for what concerns the grammar:-)....however I hope that you'll like it

see the video here: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/865086/cool_diy_infinite_led_tunnel/

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Step 1: Materials & Tools

the things you need are:
- wooden bar (80cm X 3cm X 1cm)
- copper wire
- 20 leds
- a semi-reflective  mirror
- an ordinary mirror (the same size of the semi trasparent one)
- a DC transformer (3V or the same voltage needed by the leds)
- glue

- saw
- soldering gun

Step 2: Cut

now cut the wood bar in order to create a square of the same size of the mirror but don't glue it,
also drill a hole for the power supply, as you can see in the picture.

Step 3: Led Strip

now build a led strip on the inner side of the square as shown in the picture(be sure to add also resistors as shown below)
than glue all together

Step 4: Connect the DC Transformer

attach the positive and the negative wires of the dc transformer to the positive and the negative side of the led strip

Step 5: Attach the Mirrors

finally attach the regular mirror facing the inner side of the frame and the semi-reflective mirror on the other side,and you will see an amazing led tunnel!!!

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    171 Discussions

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    Caswaraj
    Caswaraj

    4 years ago

    cool anf easy

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    aryaman singh
    aryaman singh

    4 years ago

    i am using it to make semi transparent mirror

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    aryaman singh
    aryaman singh

    4 years ago


    i want to make a led infinite mirror for that i use 2 glass of one side coted with black fillm used in cars each would it work.

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    aryaman singh
    aryaman singh

    4 years ago

    We did not find results for: i want to make a led infinite mirror for that i use 2 glass of one side coted with black fillm used in cars each would it work.

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    goldenshuttle

    Brilliant..congratulations, please keep posting because we need more posts that combine light tricks with Arduino.

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    Anhan12
    Anhan12

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    This guy had the same idea.
    http://i.imgur.com/rpF1q.jpg

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    facilitator476
    facilitator476

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Scratch that, I thought that sounded familiar, Check this out: http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2011-05/2011-invention-awards-picture-health

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    facilitator476
    facilitator476

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Something like a transparent OLED screen in front of the entire setup?

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    Zichau91
    Zichau91

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Anyone got any idea of how to make this into a wall clock? (:
    Would make an awesome wallclock :D

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    xhephaestusx
    xhephaestusx

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    idea: remove clock hands from movement, replace with some manner of glowing tube?

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    Green_mantle
    Green_mantle

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder... Ok, front mirror is see semi-reflective, say (I do know actual number) 30 - 50%. What if the rear mirror was 80 - 90% reflective, then place an animatronic hand/spider/thing behind the rear mirror, with LEDs to illuminate it periodically or remotely. Tell friends it is a meditation mirror, you'll see your soul...

    There is a related idea BTW, that uses an the mirror and semi-reflective mirror front & back of a candle, kind of an infinite regressing candle.

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    xhephaestusx
    xhephaestusx

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i was eating dinner at my friends' house, and they had three candles on the table... then they pulled out a tall rectangular prism with the bottom and top open, and placed it neatly over the three candles.
    it was made of panes of semireflective glass, and the effect was incredible... the sides being also mirrors created an infinite field effect, blew my mind

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    tinker234
    tinker234

    9 years ago on Introduction

    cool wow that would be weird to open a door and see this

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    1161858
    1161858

    9 years ago on Step 5

    wow this is really cool now im considering making a bunch and making a cool dance floor

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    arenshaw
    arenshaw

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Just use some really strong plexi glass.. Don't want people falling into the infinity hole :P

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    zmcqueary
    zmcqueary

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    What an awesome idea, dude :)

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    jimmyt9574
    jimmyt9574

    9 years ago on Step 3

    Where did you get your LEDs from? Did you buy online or at a local place?

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    XOIIO
    XOIIO

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I am going to try this, but covering up the LE"s with mirror pieces so that you can\t see the source