LED Mirror Design Review Report

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.

Challenges:

1.Soldering

2. Arduino programming

3.Machining the wood frame

Materials:

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)

Total: $51.61

Timeline:

 

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.

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Hey man your design was very solid! I was very glad to see that your final project turned out to be very well and achieved your original goals! My only suggestions at this moment is to add more LEDs to give it a much deeper feel. Also you should do some coding so that you can change the colors on your phone!

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This looks cool, I think it would be cool if you put a disco ball inside it.

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Ethan Gehring
March 7, 2016 11:15 am

This is a cool looking projects. I have always liked trying to force this effect in rooms with mirrors on opposite walls. I’m interested to see how you apply an aesthetic to this object though.

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Sophia Glik
March 6, 2016 7:47 pm

This is such a cool idea. I am excited to see the final product. Maybe some questions to consider:

Is there a specific aesthetic that you re striving for here? What is the functionality vs. the artistry? Have you thought about what color you will use, or colors? What about this project represents you and your talents? Will the mirror hang from the ceiling, or be up on a wall? There re so many amazing possibilities here. Your project has great potential.

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Like I mentioned in your first post, I really enjoy that you’ve considered a non-square arrangement for this infinity mirror. Setting up a single color RGB array would be a good start, then you can implement any changing color code later on. How large will you make this?

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Kenzy O'neill
March 4, 2016 4:58 pm

I definitely think RGB LEDs would be a great addition! I cant wait to see the finished product.

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Chip Bollendonk
March 4, 2016 12:34 pm

An RGD LED strip would be SO cool. You could write a program do do light shows!

This would be a really cool thing to hang on the ceiling in your room!

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Ashley Zimmerer
March 4, 2016 12:34 pm

Very cool. Using RGB LEDs would be awesome. Maybe you could program them to follow the beat of a song or something, there’s little fountains that do that. It would certainly fit with the dance-floor, club aesthetic.

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Anfal Abdulrahman
March 3, 2016 11:03 pm

This so cool I want to do it now! it was very interesting to know the process and how they make something like that, I am seriously considering making one but I’ll wait to see your documentation of the process and until I have time!
I am sure you teammates will be helpful but if you ended up needing help with he arduino or soldiering I’d be happy to help, I live at the itll anyways, haha ^^.

Best of luck!

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