In my main project, I decide to make an infinity LED mirror. An infinity mirror has three main components: a standard mirror, an LED strip, and a one-way mirror. The way we achieve the one-way mirror is by applying mirror tint onto a piece of glass or acrylic. The mirror tint faces towards the standard mirror and the LED strip is sandwiched in between. The way the illusion works is that the full light of the LED is reflected off of the standard mirror, but not 100% of the light escapes through the tinted glass; some light gets reflected back towards the mirror. This process goes on, bouncing the light back and forth, giving the illusion of an infinite tunnel!
The inspiration comes from my roommates. He worked as a DJ in a night club and he asked one day if I could make something that has the aesthetics involved with electronics. And I googled online and found that the infinity mirror would be a great idea for my main project in this class.
2. Arduino programming
3.Machining the wood frame
Wood frame (0.75”x2 ft x 4 ft) $17.65
LED strips (might use RGB LED) $8.5 (16.4 ft)
Mirror $5.19′(16”x16”,Perimeter=5.3 ft)
Mirrored tint $20.27
(30” wide x 6.5 ft,roll)
3/3-3/8 Concept sketch
3/8-3/11 finalize design
3/11-3/13 Soldering LED circuit
3/14-3/16 Making wood frame
3/16-3/20 Assemble all the parts
3/20- Review the product and refine
The timeline might seem a little bit aggressive, it might change according to the real situation.