DarkLamp

Side View SolidWorks Rendering
Side View SolidWorks Rendering
Top View SolidWorks Rendering
Top View SolidWorks Rendering
DarkLamp in the Light
DarkLamp in the Light
DarkLamp in the Dark
DarkLamp in the Dark
Sanded 3D Printed Pieces
Sanded 3D Printed Pieces
Various Layers of Airbrushed Primer
Various Layers of Airbrushed Primer
DarkLamp
DarkLamp

DarkLamp
DarkLamp

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             If you were thinking "Hey, I've seen this project already!" you are partially correct. DarkLamp was first a prototype for the KinematicLute. But once the lute was finished what were we to do with the extra material? Use it for another project, of course! Instead of a hanging light fixture, this little guy acts as a colorful desk lamp. We removed the need for a remote control or battery by making it USB powered and  responsive to ambient light via a light sensor. 

                   It is a fairly light in weight. All it contains is a microcontroller, six NeoPixel LEDs, and a light sensor. The enclosure did require a base so its guts weren't hanging out, so I quickly designed a base plate with a USB access port in the back and printed it out on a MakerBot. The acrylic rods were sanded with the same 600/1200 grit combination as the lute because it worked so well last time!

Collaborators: Alfredo Muniz and Nicholas LaBarbera