Now I know maybe you have seen this before. But I made mine for a different reason. I wanted to display 8 bit sprites on my desk while I worked. And I succeeded. I completely modeled this light box in Fusion360 then converted the the pieces into drawings and proceeded to cut them out on the laser cutter. This was a very rewarding project, I mean who doesn’t like neo pixels.
- ⅛ in birch plywood
- 49 Neopixel strip 7x7 grid
- Super glue
- Wood glue
- Laser cutter
- Soldering iron
- Wire cutters
- Wire strippers
After designing the box and laser-ing everything out. Assembly was simple. The hard part was extending the neopixels because they didn’t center with in the lased boxes.
But after that I loaded adafruit neo matrix example code and viola.
Meanwhile, While the glue dried.
I made progress in my intro to self driving car class with Udacity. I really like Udacity I learn and I don’t even notice it. But the mentors are pretty awesome and the slack is helpful.