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What is my project?

For my final project, I have decided to make NanoLeafs. NanoLeafs are LED panels that you can hang on your wall or ceiling to create a cool, customizable LED affect that can light up your room. Nanoleafs have been around for a few years now but becuase of their expensive price, not everyone has been able to access them. My main goal for this project is to create a guide so that any other engineer can replicate them on a budget. I plan on not only documenting on my site, but also on etsy or thingverse. This will allow more people to see and hopefully try out my project.

How is it going to be made?

As part of my goal for this project, I want to make it as simple and cheap as possible but still have the functionality of the original project. I will be using the CNC machine to cut out the triangle outline of the frame using a soft material like wood. Then I will sand and either stain or paint it a dark color. I will then use the laser cutter to cut out the two triangular panels per panel out of clear and black acrylic. I will then frost the top, clear panel to diffuse the lights inside. 3D printing and molding will be nessecary on the inside to hold the custom PCB in place. finally i will use custom connectors to hold each NanoLeaf together.

Last update: January 24, 2021