Stackable Light Tower.
This is a simple design for a Light Tower.
The Lenses for this Light Tower are stack-able so you can use one
layer and a three color LED or two layers with separate LED's or three layers with three different LED's.
I'm prototyping a radiation monitoring system using a SparkFun Geiger counter, an arduino Uno, a solenoid to lock a swing gate and a Light tower to signal "Safe to Pass" or "Hold while your shoes melt".
I may use a MicroView for text output or an LCD for messaging for mR/Min etc...
You can put a piece of aluminum foil on the upper and lower surface of the separators for a reflelective surface.
Instructions on how I made the Lens part are given in the image sequence above.
You can use Clear ABS from Octave, for the lenses but I printed the lenses on a Form1+ using clear resin V2 and the other parts on an UP!3D.
The electronics are up to you but ultra-bright LEDs work geat and are controlled from the
Arduino Uno with a common ground and Digital Outputs to control the LEDs.
If you want you can print out a lens, cut it in half and create a mold to cast lenses using
water clear resin and translucent red or green Dye from Polytek:
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Platform: Up!3D and Form1+
Resolution: 200 u, draft, 70% fill
Material: ABS and/or clear photo-polymerization resin
Art-to-Part time: 40 Minutes
Design notes: Design seems acceptable.
Printing Tips: de-Rafting worked well.
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CAM: N/A DeskProto
CNC: N/A FlashCut
Laser: N/A Venus