Using a little electronic programming, hardware and of course 3D printing technology James Bruton has created a new gyroscopic lead controlled RGB LED ball. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the project and the final result.
“I’m using an Arduino and some APA102/DotStar LEDs along with an MPU6050 IMU to control LEDs attached to a 3D printed ball form. Functions include pretty lights and several modes that react to motion. Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.”
If you are interested in building your very own jump over to the GitHub website where all the code is available together with 3D printing CAD files and full instructions.