Quote from: RamJam on Apr 25, 2013, 05:53 pm(...)Think of it like an open source software project except here the software will be gerber files, CNC milling files, dimension measurements and legible building instructions,(...)FYI, that is called OSH = OpenSource Hardware.
(...)Think of it like an open source software project except here the software will be gerber files, CNC milling files, dimension measurements and legible building instructions,(...)
I think this is a neat project and actually fits with something I've been working on. I look forward to reading more about it.
Each LED is independantly controled to do pretty much anything you wish them to do. Such as flicker like a candle, flicker like a guttering lamp, flash, fade in and out, be of a particular colour, and have variation in brightness. Or have it set as colour temperature adjustable, so that it only puts out light where the spectrum is weakest.So, depending on your requirements you need to choose what sketch is to be downloaded to the candle.Now, I can think of dozens of permutations, applications and uses that this candle could be put to. However, I don't want to have to keep redesigning brand new enclosures every time a new upgrade comes along. And I want it to be backward compatible with the battery box, and other modules.
Something like this lets you connect 2 x pieces of 20mm pipe: http://www.masters.com.au/product/900004879/coupling-pvc-20mmMake those pieces of PVC pipe small enough and it's just going to extend.There's an end cap for one end and then you just need the final piece for output.Extendable, modular and more importantly for prototypes: darn cheap.