31 January 2010
Continuing to turn inspiration into reality, Deb and I unpacked our new table saw, installed the acrylic-capable blade, and got to work cutting and gluing. The result is a prototype for a new series of light boxes/cubes:
We were pretty pleased with our first attempt at constructing and gluing a 3D object from acrylic.
The LED matrix and controller are from SeeedStudio, and the next steps for us will be to develop content for the LEDs, and refine the acrylic enclosure design.
Another consideration will be whether to stick with a corded DC adapter for power, or go with (rechargeable) batteries. The pro for a DC adapter is that it takes no additional space in the enclosure, while the flip-side con of batteries is that the extra space required in the enclosure may affect the aesthetics. Batteries will also need to be recharged or changed as a trade-off for going cordless. What would you prefer (let me know in the comments)?
Here’s a few more pics:
And a last one for scale:
More pics and video to come as things develop here in the lab!