The LED Globe is an internet connected Arduino powered 10 RGB LED light up globe. The globe is a frosted glas IKEA FADO lamp. The LED's can be individually controlled. The Arduino drives each LED individually and changes color based on what it reads from a webpage every 30 seconds.
The build was prototyped on a breadboard and mounted using hot glue to the inside of the FADO. The arduino chip is mounted on it's own with the lights held in a custom connector. The original design used a Lantronix XPort but I later swapped it to use an XBee via my XBee to Etherenet gateway. To date I've completed the design of the board and I am working on converting it to a board in Eagle. I plan to fab the board and then design a mount for the makerbot to house it and the LEDs nicely inside FADO.
- 10 RGB LED
- Arudino Chip - SparkFun.com ~$8 with bootloader
- 16MHZ Crystal - SparkFun.com ~2
- Hookup wire
- Capacitors for arduino crystal
- Xbee - $15
- Ikea FADO lamp - $20
The Arduino software is custom and will be posted below along with board design.
None Presently posted.
Eagle Board Design