DougalPlummer
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Paying the Piper

Lights and sound orchestrated by a web interface inside a sculpture filled with "liquid glass" epoxy.

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Paying the Piper

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Wemos D1 Mini
Espressif Wemos D1 Mini
×1
MP3 Player
×1
FM Transmitter
×1
NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
×1
NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED
Adafruit NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED
×8
Grove - WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof - 60 LED/m - 1m
Seeed Grove - WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof - 60 LED/m - 1m
×1
WS2812 matrix board
×3
Through Hole Resistor, 470 ohm
Through Hole Resistor, 470 ohm
×4
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
×1
Capacitor 100 µF
Capacitor 100 µF
×1
Terminal Block
Just 3 or 4 terminals worth
×1
Liquid Glass Expoy
I think 3 litres was used.
×1
Knick Nacks
Lots of small interesting stuff to embed
×1
Various (hopefully) Inerted Explosive charges
×1
Recycled Thrust Bearing
The base of the unit sits on a recycled bearing. This originally came off a vertical mount 450KW electric motor.
×1
Coins
Old coins with dates that match birthdays and marriages etc.
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Ver 1.8.5
audacity
All the MP3 tracks on the card where cut and shut with is tool. Worked a treat and there is a ton of help for it on Youtube.

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Schematics

Mud map of circuit

Only first neopxel in each string is shown

Code

Code for Jim kinetic sculpture

Handle with care this code has rough/shape edges

Credits

DougalPlummer

DougalPlummer

5 projects • 33 followers
I write code for a living, on everything from PLC's to web and accounting systems. I'm also very talented at farming prickles :)
Thanks to Jim.

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