After the last few weeks of not being able to set aside time to make progress on this project, I was finally able to begin moving forward with things. I purchased some wood from Home Depot, mostly due to budget and time constraints and began laser-cutting my image. After several failed attempts at getting the settings on the laser cutter right, as well as positioning the wood so that it was flat, I finally ended up with a product which I was happy with for the panorama portion of my project.
Wood Flatiron Panorama
I’ve been hard at work trying to get the code running optimally for the LED panel. I finally am to the point where I am able to program in the colors as I would like to and can get the panel to refresh and fade in colors to simulate things like the sunrise and sunset. I wish I had a video to show this, but that’ll have to wait till next week since my phone is full today. Over the next week or so, I plan on really nailing down the colors and transitions. I’ve been taking pictures of the sunset everyday at different times so that I could get an idea of how best to recreate them using this LED panel.
I’ve also been working towards integrating this as a final product. After a lot of waffling between options, I’ve opted for a 3D printed enclosure to hold the electronics and mount the LED panel as well as the panorama too. This allows me full control over the shape and placement of all of the components, as well as allowing for easy and rapid changes to be made if issues arise.