Bright Lights, Christmas Nights

A large Christmas ornament, covered with RGB LED lights controlled by an Arduino.


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This is my entry for the 2016 Make magazine Christmas ornament contest.

During Halloween I decide to decorate our pumpkin a little differently this year. Using an Arduino and a bunch of RGB LEDs I turned in into a beacon welcoming the trick-or-treaters. After the pumpkin passed on, I decided that this ornament needed a more permanent 3d printed skeleton, and needed some new Christmas themed light patterns. The result is the flashy Christmas ornament that you see here.

Materials and methods

3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator
Arduino Nano R3
Adafruit PowerBoost 500c
Adafruit Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh
HKBAYI 4M 5V 60Leds/M 240pixels programmable WS2812B RGB 5050 LED



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63a024d3dd68f695785ee16795efefad?default=blank&size=40Mike Marek added this to the Christmas - DIY collection ago
B0dabc5956d0fc7f8b1e8373a086bad0?default=blank&size=40Kelin Reij added this to the Lighting collection ago
C7bb6264580b0222e3986a852c571d79?default=blank&size=40James Wilson printed this ago
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Printed on:
prusa mk3
Looks better than I had hoped.
Thanks you so much for making this design available. You certainly have brightened my Holidays! I will share any additional lighting patterns that I create.
Mini emily watsonEmily Watson added this to the Lights collection ago
2dd0db9ba689569dfd80d7509ed0f508?default=blank&size=40Gorp3D published this design ago