My friend find a really neat night lamp in the shape of a low poly fox. It diffuses the light super good and makes a good base for some addressable LED’s.
I wanted an easy way of attaching the WS2812 LED strip inside the hollow sculpture and decided to laser cut out a base out of transparent acrylic. SVG cutting image can be found here: InnerStandForLEDStrip.svg
I place the LED strip on the edges of the acrylic base and soldered them in a continuous bus.
Then I soldered the bus to an Arduino Nano, and hooked up a Plejd light controller that gives out 1-10V that I read of the Arduino via resistor divider.
The program for the Arduino uses the WS2812FX library and reads the 1-10V input via an ADC: FieryFox at Github.
This is the heart of the new project, a RC-crawler and a Arduino Mega.
I’m working together with Majid on this project. He is designing the AI right now, and I’m designing the hardware-platform.
Here’s the crawler-chassi all CAD:ed up.