I thrive on colored lighting. It’s part of my self-therapy when I get stressed. I’ll step away from my source of stress (be it work, home life, etc) and go sit in a dark room with colored lighting, and just relax.
A lot of my home projects are RGB lighting based, ranging from corner wall wash lamps that indirectly light a room to full on Hue-compatible room lighting projects.
This thread will be where I document these projects as I design and build them.
My first one: The Megaleaf, a Nanoleaf clone, that is almost 14 inches tall/wide.
I milled 12mm Baltic birch on my LR2 to create a back plate and a front bezel and then cut a piece of 1/4" milky translucent acrylic. The leaf is being powered by an ESP32 microcontroller and contains 68 LEDs in the housing. It will be connected to 11 more downstream. These will be placed on a wall in my living room in a pattern I have not yet decided on. I am milling a small similarly styled electronics enclosure that will be the power/signal jumping off point for the lights.
Back plate with a Coke bottle for scale.
The front bezel rendering. I was too eager to assemble it to get a photo of the completed piece.
The assembled and lighted piece.
Enjoy the video.