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Creating Images Using One LED #LightPainting

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Awesome light painting project from Hackster.io! This one uses a single LED and a custom rig to draw out the image!

Use the concepts in light painting to create a machine that can recreate bitmaps with a long-exposure camera using a single LED.

After watching several videos and seeing numerous articles about light painting, I decided to give it a try. Light painting involves using a camera with a very long exposure time to capture a small light source. This allows for a single of light to become strung out to a long streak in a single image.

But what if someone wants to create a more detailed picture or use many different colors? This is how I came up with the idea to build a 2-axis CNC machine that has a single RGB LED that can change color and “paint” and image.

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