Inspired by the Nanoleaf Light Panel Replica from Harvahammas https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3230905 , i created this.
It is simply built up like the Nanoleafs, but in a hexagonal form.
What you need:
1x Arduino Nano
3x Wire in different colors
1x LED strip WS 2812
1x Soldering station
per connection point 2 M4x10 cylinder head screws and 2 M4 nuts
The Arduino Nano is connected like the Nanoleaf one. 5V, Gnd and Data Pin 6.
I adapted Harvahammas Code, because I connected to much Panels and the Nano was on its limit and getting very hot.
I added the setBrightness feature to dimm the LEDs to 100 (max.255)
If you connect less Panels and want to have the full brightness, simply change the value to 255 or delete the line “FastLED.setBrightness (100)”.
Explanation of the Code:
define NUM_LEDS 132 : change the number to the sum of your LEDs
k<22 and sum = i+j+k22; : defines the number of your Panels
i<6 and sum2 = i+k6; : defines the number of LEDs per Panel
delay(20) : changes the speed of color changing.
I am not good at coding. Thats what I figured out by playing with the code. If I made any mistakes, feel free to correct me.
After i attached the panels and wiring the LEDs, there was to little space for the strip and cables, so I bend the edges up. Thats why you see some shadows. I corrected the distance between the screwholes so that there should be enough space now.
The cover has a bottom of 0,5mm. Thats transparent enough for the light to go through.
I have only two parts with hangers, because that were the only ones I needed.
If you need other versions, write me or comment and I will make you the one you need.
I recommend using a layer height of 0,25mm.
It is printed in PLA White.
PLA White PLA