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Amazing 3-axis LED orb Answered

What's better than LEDs? Spinning LEDs! Laserpointer forums member FireMyLaser has decided that spinning LEDs is so much fun that he built a contraption that spins on 3 axes and creates some pretty insane effects. He also posted lots of build photos, but for now he's exceeded his photobucket bandwidth. Hopefully they'll be up again soon.

NOTE: this is a forum post. Forums are where users can post links to other cool things happening in the DIY space and as such instructions aren't always available. Thanks!

LED Orb 2.0via MAKE



this is the link of the video

i think this is good for my next party idea

hi mate, I am in the middle of making led orb

It is a nice project to work on.

please! please!! pleeeeease!!make an instructable for this thing

 When this baby reaches 88 mph, you're going to see some serious sh*t

how much does it cost to make?

Follow the link and learn something.

This is absolutely gorgeous... It's so rare that you find something you can really call beautiful.

this system would be awesome if used to create holograms. the capabilities of this would look way better than any hologram used in sci-fi apart from the star trek ones


8 years ago

Holy Crap! I WANT ONE!


My first thought was "this would be the coolest light bulb ever".  But, I'm pretty sure that would destroy the energy efficient part of LEDs.  "Awesome" fails give this any justice.

Super. Odlicno. Genijalno


8 years ago

 This is magnificent and I want to make one! Will an instructable be released for the orb?


Very cool!!! :) have you considered RGB leds?

Super Kewl!!!!!!

Definitely need a instructable for that!
Please share the knowledge

 Just awsome!!

We want an instructable!!

this thing is awesome. u should make a instructable and also another video of it in the dark

 Congrats! this page now links from stumbleupon :P

More fame for you! haha

OMFG :O   ....please make an instructable...I will definitely make one of these!!!

I want one. It's so.... Awesome.

dam dam.... id love to make a 4ft one.....


8 years ago

Is there a "how-to" for this? I really want to make one, but I don't know where I would start.

Not as such. He has shots of the build, but they're still blocked for now.