Kaleidoscope with Arduino and RGB LED strips



I present a new Arduino project: a Kaleidoscope (or something similar), with a list of the simplest materials.
You can see the result in the video. It can be used as decoration in a living room or as decoration for the baby's crib. The baby will be surprised ... Very relaxing if it accompanied  with Chill out music .
Thanks to the advent of addressable LED strips,  is extremely simple (and cheap) to create projects with multiple RGB LEDs.
These strips contain small RGB leds. Each led is accompanied by a WS2812 circuit capable of controlling an RGB LED with 256 levels for each color.
In the previous post (Christmas Tree shield for Arduino) I talk about the benefits of these chips
The strips have three connections +5 V, GND and data input (DI). Be careful because in the strips is indicated the data flow, the data must enter through DI and exit through DO (on the opposite side). To connect a strip piece with another, connect the DO of the first with the second DI.
The strips can be cut with simple scissors through the mark





The assembly is very simple, just a strip of LEDs 60 leds / m cut into 12 parts of 5 leds each, and mounted on a piece of PVC (forex). The strips are adhesive, so it is very simple.

Caleidoscopio con Arduino y tiras de leds

A sheet of opal Plexiglas handles diffuse the light of the LEDs and enhance the effect.

Caleidoscopio con Arduino y tiras de leds

The circuit is so simple it does not need schema ... just an output pin of the Arduino connected to the input of the strips (DI), and of course, the power supply (GND and 5V).

Kaleidoscope with Arduino schematics


The code performs a series of symmetric random patterns to simulate the operation of a kaleidoscope.



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7 comments

September 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I saw this posted on hackaday. I've been working on a 'duino clone that is just for projects like this, where we need to embed an Arduino but have to use a breadboard or protoboard for connections. Would love to hear your thoughts on my 'duino which includes the VCC/GND pins for each signal pin. https://hackaday.io/project/2991

Anonymous
October 2, 2014 at 5:42 PM

could you pls post a picture of the schematics and or a picture of the underside of the kalediscope with all of the wiring

October 2, 2014 at 9:29 PM

@Anonymous
OK, I have included a small schema in the post... schema

Anonymous
October 6, 2014 at 11:13 PM

@Arduino Guay
thank you so much

Anonymous
November 12, 2014 at 9:36 PM

I was thinking of doing this for my engineering 12 project, and i was wondering if this could be sync'd to the beat of music

November 13, 2014 at 9:47 AM

@Anonymous
Of course, look at this : Arduino light organ

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