Embedding LEDs

A project log for Embedded LED 3D Printed Christmas Tree

Embedding addressable RGB LEDs (WS2812/Neopixel) in a 3D printed Christmas tree to have a nice diffusion effect.

maketveemakeTVee 12/09/2019 at 06:060 Comments

WS2812 LEDs are wired for every stage first. During the printing process, a color change at 5 mm halts the printer and the LEDs can be putted inside the holes of the print. also the cables were placed in the channels. 

The following picture shows the cabling from a test piece, I did during concept development:

After putting the LEDs inside and changing the filament, the LEDs are "overprinted":

This procedure is done for all four stages.