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Light Emitting Ball (LEB)

Precursor to Light Staff

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This project was created on 02/20/2014 and last updated 5 months ago.

Description
Built a ball out of RGB LEDs when I had nothing much better to do.
Details

Sound and Motion reactive with XBee radio to coordinate with other LEBs or processing simulation to get make it into a performance control surface.

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Build instructions
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    Laser Cut Acrylic (2.6 mm thick I believe, but you can double check the slot measurements in the DXFs to be sure) 

    Accordign to the following DXFs.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_2xkbzRozdxbHZLQ...

    Solder the ends of each ring of WS2811's together, making sure to have common ground/single source power or the other way around to ensure proper power distro.

    Serially connect the digital in/out lines to make one large chain. 

    Wire up the buck regulator to power and the strips, and the digital in to the Arduino (or teensy, or micro of your choice). 

    Have fun coding some things. Adafruit Neopixel code should work with these LEDs, http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide/arduino-library

Discussions

mpinner wrote 5 months ago null point

yes! i think we got it out of kyle's head and up on thingiverse or there are a few other versions floating around. NSL has a pretty nice one from PCBs

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Metalnat wrote 5 months ago null point

If somebody wanted to recreate this ball? is there any place that one might be able to find the dxf's for the lasercut pieces, The code to enable and react to tilt, or any other fun details?

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