Glowing Lotus Flower

3dprinting
acrylic
led

#1

First time posting here, and my first major Glowforge project. Base is 3d printed, pedals are light guide acrylic with ws2812b LEDs. Will be making 8 of them to put on some glowing lilly pads for an art installation.

Here’s a video:


#2

Whoa…pretty


#3

Gorgeous!


#4

ooooaaaa


#5

Love this!!


#6

Love it. Nicely done.


#7

I love it! Would like to see it in a really dark room. Really creative and innovative.


#8

Super Coolio!!!:heart_eyes:


#9

Ohhhhh, the lights are mesmerizing! Very nice project. I hope you will post more of your projects, and welcome!


#10

Wow … Love all the color! Magical!


#11

Magical. Thanks for the sneak peek - I’d love to see the full installation!


#12

Wow! Awesome work on the engraving and the light patterns.


#13

Thanks everyone! And @dan, thanks so much for making it all possible! The Glowforge is an awesome toy (in the badass tool sort of way).

Now, if I could just make my own proofgrade material preset stickers… since you don’t sell Light Guide Panel in the shop :wink:


#14

Well done. I’m thinking how great this design would look on a night time pool with battery powered pucks.


#15

I love your design! So cheerful and happy!


#16

how did you bend the acrylic poles like that in the center? looks so cool. I want to make something like this to put on the ceiling of my kid’s play room!


#17

The Acrylic panels have tabs on the bottom, held together by a 3d printed base:

There’s an insert that goes inside the base to hold all the LED strips in place.

The pedals look like this: