Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

I really liked the Christmas Tree LED kit so decided that for Easter I'll also try and put something together along the same lines. Sadly I could not find such a kit in existence so decided to create my own! Before I get into the details check out the finished product...
IMG_0737.jpg


...and a short video of three of them fully assembled...



Now lets see how this all started. First I built a prototype circuit using just 4 LEDs on a breadboard. There's a video of it to watch.
IMG_0718.jpg




After I was happy with the design, I designed the full circuit and had it fabricated for me. The PCBs turned out quite nice I think.
IMG_0722.jpg


So with all the components ready I got to work...

IMG_0726.jpg IMG_0723.jpg


Here's a video of the partially assembled PCB being tested. It works as expected! After soldering on all the components I had a forest of legs to chop off! I didn't cut them all down though, two were left to serve as a stand for the bunny.


IMG_0727.jpg IMG_0728.jpg


For the first bunny I used orange and white LEDs. Results were good, though the white is way brighter than the orange! Here's a video of it in action.

IMG_0729.jpg IMG_0731.jpg


After a couple of hours I had all of the bunnies put together! The second one used pink and blue LEDs and the third one used random colours. I think the random coloured one turned out the best.

IMG_0734.jpg IMG_0737.jpg



I had a lot of component legs as waste after assembly.
IMG_0738.jpg


There are still two PCBs left over from this project. I will be making these available for sale on eBay at some point as complete kits and if there is any sort of demand I'll make a revised version of the PCB to sell in the future.

-i

Please leave your comments or feedback below!
comments powered by Disqus
Other posts you may like...
Hi! You can search my blog here ⤵
Or browse the recent top tags...

Recent Blog Posts

Review of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software for Mac

A year later and GitLab still doesn't allow to show private project activity

How to remove caked on stickers from old game carts

How to pass parameters to your PHP script via the command line

jPhotoFrame new layout engine explained with examples

Atari Lynx Multi SD Card cartridge review

Jersey JAX-RS filters and interceptors execution order when throwing Exceptions

Why I'll never renew a domain with GoDaddy again

Fake AirPods - HBQ-i7 TWS wireless headset teardown

How to fix Postman error - Failed to import data: format not recognized

Recent Galleries

BMB-012 Nanoblock T-Rex Skeleton Model assembly

Tiny Arcade revision 6 kit assembly and decal application

Atari Lynx repair - Part 5 - McWill LED screen mod installation

Atari Lynx repair - Part 4 - screen cover replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 2 - re-capping the motherboard

Atari Lynx repair - Part 3 - broken speaker replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 1 - introduction and case disassembly

Building a custom Atari Lynx game box storage shelf unit in a day

Protecting old Atari Lynx game boxes with snug fit plastic sleeves

Monument Valley 2 is released and does not disappoint

Blogs and Friends

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity