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This fun project makes awesome light effects by spinning LEDs on three axes. The maker, Carl, doesn’t exactly provide a how-to but he has tons of awesome pictures documenting the project. [Via Hacked Gadgets]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • unigamer

    I love it.

    @Make – the link “tons of awesome pictures” has a typo in the source. “hrerf”. So the link doesn’t work (at least for me in firefox)

    For anyone wanting the link:
    http://laserpointerforums.com/f57/led-orb-2-0-a-50012.html

  • John Baichtal

    Thanks, unigamer — fixed!

  • MadRat

    The guy who made it says this was his hardest to build project yet. However, he also had videos of a two axis, three LED project and even a two axis, one LED project that both looked amazing.

  • myx_2000

    Simply wonderful. I would imagine that trying to get the thing balanced so it did not shake itself off the table would be a PITA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/romain.koe Romain Koenig

    I’m very interesting in this project. I would love to build the same, but I’m not sure I’m able to…
    I didn’t find it in the link, but someone know all the materials needed to build this ?

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