the lamp into home
mode or home
position where it is ready to accept a new command. Home mode is
indicated when all of the LEDs turn bright white.
manual display select mode this key increases the speed of the
subsequently selected display pattern. In the static color mode this
key increase the brightness of the light.
||In manual display select mode this key decreases the speed of the subsequently selected display pattern. In the static color mode this key decreases the brightness of the light.|
||In manual display select mode this key selects the previous display pattern. In the static color mode this key shifts the hue of the light towards 0 degrees.|
||In manual display select mode this key selects the next display pattern. In the static color mode this key shifts the hue of the light towards 360 degrees.|
key selects the pattern to display in the manual display mode. For this
mode you use the up/down arrow key to select the display speed then use
the left/right arrow keys to select the pattern, then click this key to
display the pattern.
||Clicking this key puts the light into the static color display mode. Use the arrow keys to control the hue and/or brightness of the light. This mode continues until home mode is again selected.|
the light into random display mode where the display pattern (1 of 22)
and display speed (1 of 9) are chosen by the Arduino at random. This
mode continues until home mode is again selected.
the light's LEDs to indicate how many built in display effects are
available. There are 22 effects available in the current version of the
of Top Triangular Case
I made my case from mahogany, ash and walnut woods. I made the case triangle shape but you could make some other shape of case. The top and the botton are made from hickory veneered 1/8" birch plywood. Three brass wood screws hold the top and bottom pieces to the case.
Two holes were drilled in each side of the triangle to allow the test tubes to be inserted.
filled Test Tubes
I wanted the light from the RGB LEDs to be diffused so I filled the test tubes with a resin/glitter mixure and then inserted the RGB LED with long leads into the mix. 24 hours later the test tubes were rock solid and ready for installation.
Fit of the Test Tubes
Here I've inserted the first two test tube into the box. After fitting, I glued them in with silicon caulking. I had to support the test tubes during the gluing process so they would be orthogonal to the surface when the silicon dried.
More test tube lights glued in place.
8806 RGB LED Strip
I used a 10 LED section of the addressable LED strip for this project. Six LEDs light the test tubes and four are positioned under the glass top.
The white squares are the surface mounted RGB LEDs. I unsoldered all 10 of these and soldered wires from the common anode LEDs within the test tubes and the glass top in their place.