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Spinning LED Box Answered

So got this little item I'm trying to create but while it's logically simple I haven't built anything in a while So thought i'd come here and get input on what i really need to do to make things work.

so the concept is simple
A black box that when turned on lights up with any number of colors 
(which is why this http://www.ecologicsavings.com/all-products/12v-rgb-led-strip-light/ seems perfect as i can change the color with a seperate remote no complex electronics needed inside)

In the center of the device is a crystal/plastic coin (power ranger, or heck Kamen Rider O items would work) and spins

and that's it, it lights up and spins the coin set in the center.
Souldn't be too hard right? Or is there something obvious i'm over looking 

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caitlinsdad

5 years ago

How big is your display box? It seems those light kits are pretty expensive and will you use all16 feet of LED strip. They are high intensity so you might be looking at recreating the Audi daytime running light headlight. You might be able to light it up with less like a strip of the undercabinet LED lights from IKEA.

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nekollxcaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

about the size of a smart phone (thought a bit thicker), and yeah probably a bit much its was the only set i could find

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caitlinsdadnekollx

Reply 5 years ago

look at the LED strips on adafruit.com or just wire up a few.

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nekollxcaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

this seems pretty good http://www.adafruit.com/products/314, mount it on a bread board and mount that on a motor should make a pretty easy process. Any other thoughts on things i should look out for. Sugestions for a good motor to spin the board? Things of that nature i should keep a eye on.

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caitlinsdadnekollx

Reply 5 years ago

It might take a little circuitry if you want to color swirl your light color or you can hardwire the resistors or adjustable potentiometers to control the RGB values.
You might have to do some gearing to slow down a motor to get it to a nice jewelry box slow rotation for the display. Hack the drivetrain out of a cheap toy R/c car or something.

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nekollxcaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

thanks for the suggestions i'll defnititly keep them in mind as i get the parts