This is a new LED cube project I have been working on for the past few days. It uses the PixelBlaze Wifi LED controller which allows me to change the settings and patterns from a web app. The board drives an 8 by 8 LED Matrix.
The matrix sits beneath a set of half inch square towers of various heights, each with a set of mystical looking glyphs engraved in the sides.
The cube itself is faced with 1 way mirror acrylic. When unlit, it simply looks like a mirror. When the insides light up, you get a very nice infinity effect.
I use PixelBlaze. Been working on code to make a clock for a while - sporadically, not certain it can be done accurately.
What are your towers made from? Pre-cast acrylic bars?
Yes. I got them from here:
I ended up cutting them on the bandsaw and sanding the tops. Not as nice as a laser cut, but good enough for me.
You can/did you flame-finish the cuts?
Wow. Quite entertaining to watch. I like the laser/led build in progress next to a box of Crayons.
I did not. I think I got a little fascinated with the way the lines from the bandsaw looked from above. I blame wine.
I didn’t watch full-screen the first time but I see them now.
Wow! I got a big smile watching that. Great idea, incorporating several others - like the one-way mirror. It sits there in stealth mode and BAM! when you turn it on, the infinite effect, and addressable LEDs combine for such a cool result!
One of my favorites that I’ve seen here.
I love everything about this! Someone was asking what they should use the blacker than black paint on - the box surrounding the mirror on this would be another great candidate. The knotwork would look like it was floating!
Ooooo, really cool! The video audio track is pretty nice too.
Thank you so much. The audio track is also one of mine.