2019-06-17 (M) PillarGame

I swore I would not work with acrylic after making the face of my Electronic Wind Chimes from the stuff. Sadly, I cannot let raw material go to waste, and this was to be an early prototype so ill-wrought holes and corners were acceptable losses in the way of getting something built quickly. That said, I despise working with acrylic so much.

Enough background

Two pieces of scrap acrylic sheet were scored and snapped to size. A segment of addressable LED strip was measured so that an evenly spaced grid could be arranged from the LEDs even though each LED's portion of the strip was longer than it was wide. The LED strip was 10mm across and 16mm wide. To accommodate the dimensions, guidelines were drawn on the acrylic so the strips could be appropriately placed.
LED segment dimensions and guidelines

Four holes were drilled in the corners of each acrylic piece so four bolts could fasten there. In the bottom segment, where the LEDs were mounted, the bolts were held in place with a nut. The other piece of plastic would be able to adjust on the threads to find the optimal distance once the LEDs were programmed.
Light strips applied to a plastic sheet

Nine of the LEDs received 30-degree focusing lenses in the hope that they would provide a cleaner projection when the light was shone onto a screen. Experimental programming would test the differences between the lensed and bare LEDs.
Lenses on the nine centermost LEDs

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

Disclaimer for http://24hourengineer.blogspot.com and 24HourEngineer.com

This disclaimer must be intact and whole. This disclaimer must be included if a project is distributed.

All information in this blog, or linked by this blog, is not to be taken as advice or solicitation. Anyone attempting to replicate, in whole or in part, is responsible for the outcome and procedure. Any loss of functionality, money, property, or similar, is the responsibility of those involved in the replication.

All digital communication regarding the email address 24hourengineer@gmail.com becomes the intellectual property of Brian McEvoy. Any information contained within these messages may be distributed or retained at the discretion of Brian McEvoy. Any email sent to this address, or any email account owned by  Brian McEvoy, cannot be used to claim property or assets.

Comments to the blog may be utilized or erased at the discretion of the owner. No one posting may claim property or assets based on their post.

This blog, including pictures and text, is copyright to Brian McEvoy.