a magical glowing amulet as prop - motive can be changed
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Magic Amulet

a amulet with an power / guarding animal / creature

  • it can magical glow
  • useful as prop
  • motive can be easily changed

overview amulet finished - detailed finished - with controller

features

  • material
    • wood
    • acrylic
  • glowing / lighting effects
  • creature / animal / symbol ideas
    • see inspiration.md
    • saurian
    • lizard
    • owl
    • phoenix
    • dragon
    • moon
    • star
    • flower of life
    • tree of life

TODO: add art on front wood some idea sketches

housing

the housing is build from 4 Layers of 4mm pine plywood parts.
the Acrylic inlay consists of 4 2mm parts.
the Backside is hold by 3 M3-Screws.
for this the nuts are inserted before the first three plywood parts (front, in_front, in_back) are glued together.

rope

this rope has a core that can be exchanged with cables. rope - core visible rope with cable fitting the rope

electronic

→ currently there is a APA102 60LEDs/m pixel-strip (3 segments with each 4LEDs) fitted. (this was to get done in time 😄) soldering APA102 strip in place

the electronic parts are hand-soldered / assembled. for this there is a helper that can be manufactured out of >= 1mm cardboard soldering helper → first iteration of this did not work. holes are to big. but i managed to create a working test: hand-solder prototype hand-solder prototype hand-solder prototype

Next Revision

pcb see magic_amulet_pcbs / LEDBoard_4x4_HD

and with a bunch of sensors

planed parts

  • LEDs: Nichia 124 (switched to Rohm MSL0402RGB - they are smaller)
  • driver: TLC5971 (switched to TLC5957 - just to test a new type :-) )