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Kinoko Lamp

by tofuji Jul 17, 2015
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Can anyone explain how that waved base was made? (I'm referring to the base stl file)

Such complex shape is easily made with "noise" and "displacement" functions.
And almost 3DCG softwares have them (I am using CINEMA 4D), but CAD softwares (like Fusion 360) do not have them.

I have some experience on both 3DCG and 3DCAD over 30 years, therefore I feel that 3DCAD is very limited to use with 3D printer.
Anyway the 3DCAD is designed for simple and old fashion things, and not complex things like human beings, animals, plants which have much organic shape.

Thank you tofuji for your fast and complete answer

mushroom body bottom has no holes.

Your "bottom" may be "Top".

The flat end is connected to mushroom head, and open end is connected to ground (base).

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I am working on creating this, however since my electronics skills with some of the items mentioned was a bit week, I am going with something a bit newer.

Adafruit Trinket (Mini Arduino)
Adafruit NeoPixels (Smart LEDs)

So far it seems like it should do about the same thing, working on testing now. If it works, I will upload the code and details on Thingiverse.

Any luck with the neopixels?

I actually have been working on it (finally) today and have it working. I was able to get the fade rate working as well as the light sensor. It does take some modifications to the bowl since I am using USB and not 12v power, but it works none the less.

If you wanted to, the same code I used works with an Arduino Uno, and that fits right in the bottom of the bowl. Not sure how power would work, but I know it fits.

Once I am done I will put the code and pictures up and try and make a video. I am NOT an electrician, so my soldering and wiring is horrible, but it works. :)

I would love to see your code for the arduino .. Im thinking about getting some trinket pros and was going to order an extra one for this project. (nevermind I found your posting .. thanks!)

I can make new bowl which fits your parts, if you send dimentions of them. I am using CINEMA 4D to make parts, and source (scene) file is made very smart like as "customizable thing".

That would be fantastic.. I was looking at the Trinkets and they should take the code without modification.. would love to see your code and what your result was.. also was just thinking today it would be interesting to add a temperature sensor in there in addition to the light sensor .. ie.. make them reactive to ambient temperature.. warmer (they get more red/orangish) (colder more blue / green)

Click on my 'I made this' and you will see all the details. I also posted the code and stuff on GitHub so anyone can use it.

Kinoko Lamp
by Sytar

You can use Adafruit NeoPixels. There is no product name or maker name, but it may be same thing as I used.

Problem is the Adafruit Trinket. I have never used it, but data sheet says that it runs 8MHz or 16MHz clocks, and it is bit slow to generate LED control data in 800kHz. In case of PIC, it was still possible to generate static data by 8MHz clock, but I had to clock up it to 20 MHz or 32MHz to generate dynamic data.

I wouldn't worry about the speed of the Trinket, it worked prefect. I have a number of delays in it so that it doesn't just jump around. I am using random numbers for colors, however I am considering the idea of setting 6 or so solid colors and have it randomly pick those to fade to, rather then any combination of colors.

the NeoPixels have a data in and out, rather then a R,G,B pin. They have a small controller chip in each LED that handles the data in line and determines the number that it is in the line. It works pretty well and the more LEDs you get the more efficient the wiring would be since you only need the data and power.

Wow this is beautiful! I like how you used the pic uC.