Shoe Box Plush Light

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The shoe box is for working professionals who get home really late or for party lovers who are always out. The product could be placed by the entrance door or in the bedroom, so when they finally get home they can have a diffuse light that would guide them in the dark and help them take their shoes without turning on the lights and waking everyone up.

Process

Before my actual prototype, I did some mockups on cardboard to get the dimensions right and figure out how to project the shadow.I started by creating the pattern of the box and then repeating the same pattern with a few changes to saw them together and create a thicker wall that would give a little bit of support to my collapsing fabric. I also added a foamboard base to create a place for the battery pack to sit and stay hidden.

 

I started by creating the pattern of the box and then repeating the same pattern with a few changes to saw them together and create a thicker wall that would give a little bit of support to my collapsing fabric. I also added a foamboard base to create a place for the battery pack to sit and stay hidden.

Then I solder my 8  LEDs and wires together just as shown on my circuit diagram and inserted my battery pack in its place and redirected all my LEDs to the lateral face of the box. Then I started sawing the pattern together, I made sure to leave a little-unsawed part to pass my wires and LEDs through (So they could remain hidden and protected and that I can redirect them in case something was wrong).

While passing my wires through I pull a little too hard on them and rip my circuit apart, so half on my circuit got disconnected 😦  So I had to make some changes, because I didn’t want to remove rest of my circuit from the already sawed box. Then I saw the missing spots to keep everything inside and started sawing the finishing touches.

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Circuit Diagram

My circuit change a little from the one I had last week, I decided to have all my LED’s on the same size, which I don’t think was my brightest idea because the shadow footprints are hard to get projected and more light would have been helpful.

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Final Prototype:

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One thought on “Shoe Box Plush Light”

  1. your choice of fuzzy material and precise, visionary execution makes your nightlight seem like it was bought and brought home from a store
    its like magic but its really just you

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