The #fml moment

…when I realized the new project is, from a technical point of view, more about mechanics than electronics.

It is good that I got the electronics part quite in hand. I also did some experiments with motors before dedicating myself fully to Community lights. As for the programming part I do not worry. If I don’t know how to, I will figure it out. No problem. Just a matter of time.

But the mechanics! Now that’s exciting and new and … I have always loved physics in all is majesty, so the fact that this new path is taking me through more of the field is quite welcoming and fulfilling.

For now, I focused on what I know though, which is playing with lights and sensors.

The lamps will have several versions:
RGB led programmed in a certain sequence or with remote control

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One led in a certain color representing a feeling.

Three LEDs that react to the environment:

  • One default LED
  • One LED reacts to someone getting close
  • One LED reacts to sound

This last one will be more interesting with colored LEDs but I do not have any of 12V at the moment and the ones at 5V do not make enough light.

See how it was made here.

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All of this awokeded an older idea of mine that involves optics and that I should consider in the future as it is in my head for over a decade 😳.