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April 20, 2010

Spinning RGB LED Ball

at 10:17 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

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Our friend Carl who has been featured here many times in the past for his laser projects has made an improvement to his Spinning LED creation. Have a look at the new Spinning RGB LED Ball.

Unlike it’s predecessor this one has three axes. It was very challenging to build, with a total of 9 slip-contacts, not including the motors. I made it from scrap I had laying around and it took about a week to build. I use standard DC-motors controlled with pulse width modulation, the LEDs are controlled with a modified bike light with adjustable frequency.