Rotating Lamp Prototype 1

Here is a video of my prototype.

I found that:

  • placing the LEDs on the lower end of the lamp makes the light diffuse better
  • I’ll need more LEDs
  • using multi-colors is okay (I thought it would look terrible)
  • just placing a disk on the bottom doesn’t make this shape rotate

For the final model, I will

  • use a fabric that is more hairy
  • place LEDs on the base board
  • cover the board with reflective material
  • figure out the mechanism for rotation (maybe use washers, a nut, and a bolt to make it rotate more smoothly)
  • change the shape of the tower to something more interesting when its rotated

Circuit diagram:


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