Main Project Inspiration (Infinite Dodecahedron)

For this project I wanted to create something magical. I also knew I wanted to creating something that would challenge my skills as a non engineer. I enjoy creating things, and I found the perfect challenge to attempt. At the beginning of the semester I stumbled upon the perfect project, an infinite dodecahedron. These objects are the absolute pinnacle of trippy but aesthetically beautiful. They have a mysterious and magical element, and this was immediately drawing me in. Created by Artists Deeplight Labs, (https://youtu.be/-SNIlKsPiwU), they create an obstacle spectacle that has one wandering into a daze of awe. This is the perfect challenge, I hope in the end it excites everyone who experiences it.

I am not entirely sure how to construct the object but given the videos on youtube that I use as reference, I can build a general clued in plan for construction. Overall the project material will require 12 identical hexagonal planes with one way mirror foil and LED lining the inside. Overall the lighting and potential music program I will need assistance on but beyond that I think I can manage to build a working object.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Icosahedron-20/

This should be a really exciting and challenging project to attempt and I hope in the end it works out. I want a magical cube of power.

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  • This is so awesome! What type of lights are you going to use? Where will you display it? Do you have any alternative ideas? This looks super neat and seems like a cool decoration

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  • Hi, Benjamin,

    This looks so cool! I read the instructables tutorial that you linked, the general process of making this thing shouldn’t be that hard. It’s just making a three dimension shape with LED stripes sticked to the edge, and just stick the one way mirror window film onto the sides. I have done a project with infinity mirror before, and it should be a pretty similar process as this one. Like the other Benjamin was saying, you can get programmable LED lights. I used neopixel strips for my project, and you can try that, which can be programmed with Arduino Uno. Or if you can find pre-programmed light strips and just stick those on, it would make the whole process even easier.
    In addition to the lightning, I think the music in the video really made a difference. It would be pretty cool if you have a speaker embedded along with the light.

    Anyway, good luck with your project!

    Xiang

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  • Benjamin Chang
    Benjamin Robles
    February 21, 2020 11:46 am

    Hey Ben,

    I agree with you. This is a “magical” object. The aesthetic is truly awe inspiring. I also think that this will really help you expand your engineering skills as you will most likely have to CAD this to know the dimensions. Plus it will give you practical skills like electronics and laser cutting. I think an awesome addition would be programmable LED lights so you can program a light show within your object. Best of luck and let me know if you need help!

    Ben

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