Older project posts relate to a test project for a 20x5 pixel WS2812 based matrix in a cylindric shape. I was already thinking about a much larger version, but first I wanted to learn on the small one.
The grid for the new large cylindric matrix (right now 84x20 LEDs) is designed in Fusion360 as a full parametric design, so by changing the number of LEDs for x and y and the material thickness, Fusion automatically redraws the matrix segment. I will use 30 LED/m stripes, so the diameter is close to 1 meter.
To make assembly and transport easier, the design is made for a quarter of the cylinder ,which then later will be combined with 3 other quarters to the full cylinder. Next steps in the design process are:
mounting of the LED stripes
connection of the quarters
Also started to model the matrix in P5.js to do some animation simulation.