For my final project I decided to build an ambient lighting device it will be in the form of a cylinder. LED’s will be placed near the bottom emitting light upwards shining an inner cylinder that houses all of the electronics and mechanisms. The light will be reflected thru holes placed on the outer cylinder shaped with nature inspired geometric shapes. Additionally, the outer cylinder will rotate relative to the bottom and inner cylinder. The green cylinder with the shapes will be 3D printed using a Lulzbot TAZ 6 from the Idea Forge or ITLL, it is going to use almost all of the available Z-travel from the extruder.
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) will be heavily used throughout thus I chose a raspberry pi zero to power the LED’s and servo motor both are controlled thru PWM.
A continuous rotation servo will spin the outer cylinder relatively fast I’m expecting it will be able to do 40 rpm.
An LED strip will be at the bottom of the cylinder.