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July 3, 2015 AT 1:00 am

How to Make an Interactive LED Lamp #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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High five to Ragnar for sending in this project!

In this project we built an Interactive LED lamp with 512 WS2812 RGB leds. We used among other things a Fadecandy board, a Raspberry PI and a lot of”transparent” ABS-filament.

Right now it’s interactive in the sense that it catches facebook events such as people liking our page.

From Norwegian Creations:

Sometimes, when we need to learn how to do something, we create a project out of it. This was one of those times, and what we wanted to learn was to control a bunch of individually controllable LEDs with Fadecandy and make it react to Facebook events.

The Design

We are huge fans of parametric design, and we wanted to explore this in the project. We ended up with a large grid of 8×64 LEDs in a pattern where every LED is in the center of virtual hexagons. Above ~200 of these LEDs we would 3D-print thin, hollow and transparent hexagonal columns in different heights. The height and position of these columns would be designed parametically. Above the remaining ~312 LEDs we would glue on cotton the diffuse the light and give it a “cloud look”.

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