LED matrix cylinder

100 WS2812 LEDs driven by a Raspberry Pi Zero in a cylindric shape out of laser cutted parts

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This is more a test project if a WS2812 based matrix also looks nice in a cylindric shape. I am thinking about a much larger version, but first I want to learn on this small one. I am using the rpi_ws2812 python lib to directly drive the LEDs from the Pi.

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engineer2you wrote 01/22/2020 at 03:50 point

i really love this, i'm going to use your case design, but using nodeMCU instead of Rapsberry Pi

Is it ok if i use your case design and post in public?

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makeTVee wrote 01/22/2020 at 07:53 point

That's why we are here ;-) There is also an instructable to this project:

So if you use the design, please insert a clear reference/link to this project and insert links to the used files (e.g. case design) instead of just copying them to your project.

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engineer2you wrote 01/22/2020 at 09:25 point


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chris wrote 03/16/2019 at 10:44 point


This is really cool - I'd love to have a go building one as well...

Will you be including a wiring diagram?

Have you the cutting file for the frame? 

I'm kinda new to this so please forgive me if I break some social norm by asking.

Thank you 

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makeTVee wrote 03/16/2019 at 13:14 point

No problem, that's why we are here ;-)
I have written an instructable with cutting file and schematic:

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chris wrote 03/24/2019 at 10:15 point

many thanks. 

This is now in the list. 👍👍👍

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lance.mcnulty wrote 03/15/2019 at 18:43 point

This is one of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen done with a Pi.

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makeTVee wrote 03/16/2019 at 06:13 point

Thank you!

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philip jh wrote 03/12/2019 at 23:00 point

hello.  prety impressive project.  im interested in the music thats palying. would you be kind enough to tell me the name and sourse wishes
philip jhwest melbourne

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makeTVee wrote 03/13/2019 at 06:21 point

The song is from the YouTube audio lib called "Clover 3"

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Kate Farrell wrote 02/23/2019 at 17:24 point

Brill!! I love it!

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penumbriel wrote 10/26/2018 at 12:00 point

What have you used as a light diffuser? Paper ?

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makeTVee wrote 10/26/2018 at 14:06 point

it is a veneer paper called microwood:

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davedarko wrote 10/24/2018 at 06:56 point

wow, looks beautiful!

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