I am making a wooden icosahedron with an infinite LED illusion encapsulated within.
I got this inspiration from Deep Light Labs version of a dodecahedron paired with lighting and music. The light show and object together offer a beautiful display of lighting and depth. Check it out if you have a second to spare, it will be worth the watch.
To create this I have found guides on how to build variations of these objects and how they are generally assembled. With this, I am able to gauge the results of other DIY projects. For this I am following Instructable Circuits “Infinity Icosahedron”. This model is a good starting ground on building a internal framework for my project.
For this project I will build it in three sections: Interior Lighting, Exterior Framing, Programing. This project is my first “engineering type” project, I am hoping that by allowing the guidance of others with proper knowledge, they can help me understand the functions of what I am creating.
The inside of the object is where the magic happens, it’s what gives it life. Inside contains a collection of LED strips, Acrylic Plexiglass, and One Way Mirror Foil, and a 3D Printed structural frame.
Below is Sketch Concepts:
Below is Reference photos from the Instructable guidline.
Below Are Materials Needed:
LED Lighting (60LED/M RGB) 5 meters total.
1/8th Inch Acrylic Plexiglass Sheeting
For the hardware I consulted a close engineering friend to help me pick the correct parts to get for the project. I have decided I want to assemble them myself to learn the process of programing, so the parts below I am still unsure of proper function, but soon will learn.
ESP32 Bluetooth Controller
For the outside I am going to attempt to use up cycled wood to create outside plating for the interior. I am following a DYI version provided by “The Hando Mano” To help put the finishing aesthetic touches on this project. Hopefully if all goes to plan the object will be truly unique.
Deep Light Labs
The Handy Mano
Mano, Author The Handy. “DIY Geometric Icosahedron Ceiling Light.” The Handy Mano, The Handy Mano, 18 Oct. 2018, blog.manomano.co.uk/diy-geometric-icosahedron-ceiling-light/.
Instructables Infinity Icosahedron
Instructables, Janth. “Infinity Icosahedron 2.0.” Instructables, Instructables, 27 Mar. 2019, www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Icosahedron-20/.