Upcycled sports trophy given all new life!

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This trophy will act as our Game Night Group's 2017 Champion Trophy.


  • Redo Challice
    • Add Dice Pile
      • Clear Dice (Possibly Glow Dice)
      • Resin
    • Add Lighting
      • NeoPixel RGB Ring
      • Possibly UV LEDs
  • Paint
    • Black and Gold color scheme
  • Wire
    • Hollow out bases and figure out wire path
  • Misc
    • Add features


"If the crown fits, wear it" - anonymous

This is the crown jewel of the project and likely where most of the focus is going to be. This being the focal point of the piece I'm hoping to really make it stand out. The goal is to have a pile of clear dice cast in resin, as if a pile of treasure, that will be lit from below.


"To see things differently requires you to be wired a little differently" - Fred Wilson

Wiring will be the heart and brains of this project. I want to conceal any wires so that this retains the look of a sports trophy. The frame of the trophy being mostly hollow works great for this project but the confined spaces and how the bases mount together might be an issue.


node.js backend

javascript - 3.24 kB - 12/16/2017 at 06:16



node.js app frontend

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) - 1.98 kB - 12/16/2017 at 06:15



AIO / WIFI config for trophio.ino

h - 1.72 kB - 12/16/2017 at 06:14



Arduino IDE sketch for Feather Huzzah

ino - 6.53 kB - 12/16/2017 at 06:14


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  • Build Log v1.0 - We Have Lift Off

    Mikhail Thomas12/16/2017 at 06:26 0 comments

    It's finally here. The project is "complete". I have done what I set out to do, I've built the "Pimp My Ride" version of a trophy. The final step was to build it a web-app so the new owner (and every troll that gets bored) can control the trophy.

    Its been a long day of troubleshooting and coding so I'll give a rough outline of what I did and a link to the final product.

    • Arduino Sketch
      • Connecting the Feather to the Internet
        • I used AIO (AdaFruit IO)
        • Built an AIO dashboard with all the feeds I'd need
          • A Color Picker and 4 Buttons
        • Used the "NeoPixel" example sketch from the AIO Arduino Library
      • NeoPixel Animations
        • Using the AdaFruit NeoPixel Library
        • Using ideas and many items from the "StrandTest" example
    • Node App
      • Linked functionality into AIO using REST requests.
      • Created a holder site to host it on

    This is a pretty rough outline, but if anyone has any questions let me know. The code isn't in good shape right now, it was more of a proof of concept for the time being. 

    For those curious, here is the site that is actively connected to the trophy:

    All files for this project can be found in the Files section. I will include the node requirements (listed in the top of index.js) in my instructions once I get there.

    ToDo: Write build instructions.

  • Build Log v0.03 - Beginning of the End

    Mikhail Thomas12/15/2017 at 20:07 0 comments

    "Let me not think of my work as a stepping stone to something else and if it is let me become fascinated with the shape of the stone." - Ze Frank


    • Wiring
      • Test fit control board
      • Drilled routing holes
      • Cut/Solder wires
      • Final installation
    • Assembly
      • Frame rebulid
      • Chalice/Top remounting
    • Chalice
      • Dice pile creation
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  • Build Log v0.02 - Let there be light!

    Mikhail Thomas12/07/2017 at 18:21 0 comments

    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." - Book of Genesis


    • Chalice:
      • Purchased Dice
      • Prototyped chalice insert
      • Preliminary testing with chalice lighting.
      • Ordered final parts
    • Painting:
      • Purchased spray paint
      • Initial paint testing/attempt
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  • - v0.01

    Mikhail Thomas11/28/2017 at 17:07 0 comments

    Build Log v0.01

    "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill


    • Setup
      • Disassembled Trophy
      • Broke out plaster from bottom base
      • Prototyping / Brainstorming challice layout
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Mikhail Thomas wrote 11/28/2017 at 17:25 point

Always looking for input/feedback on how I could make this project better!

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