Bright Lights, Christmas Nights

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

Contest

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Learn more or download attribution tags

Description

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

Documents

Issues

Issues are used to track todos, bugs or requests. To get started, you could create an issue.

Comments

B0dabc5956d0fc7f8b1e8373a086bad0?default=blank&size=40Kelin Reij added this to the Lighting collection ago
C7bb6264580b0222e3986a852c571d79?default=blank&size=40James Wilson printed this ago
Carousel thumb pxl 20201207 073056860.portrait
Printed on:
prusa mk3
Result:
Looks better than I had hoped.
Feedback:
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