Thanks to Wired Mist for sending in this great project! View the tutorial on Instructables.
I made this as a Mother’s Day present last year as a play on digital data cloud storage. The structure was built using the same method as dablondeemu . I took a twist to it by replacing the empty cavity in the middle with a small box, just big enough to hold USB keys. I also found that using Neo-pixels (WS-2812) was both far easier to wire up, and offered far more colour combinations and animations.
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