Wooden object frame with a backlight
During this week we developed a series of circuits which involved connected LEDs in series and parallel. This week’s project consisted of developing a Wooden Succulent container with a light switch.
The idea for the project came up when i saw a dollar shop walking through Brooklyn. The small picture frame caught my eye. Great, a victim for the greater good. I considered the possibility of creating a switch activated picture frame with some kind of extra dimensionality, as to illuminate an object inside.
In order to make the device with an independent power supply and to also fit any type of circuit inside of the frame, an expansion would be necessary.
In order to make the expansion, the dimensions and requirements of the circuit were imperative. I concluded two leds, a 220k resistor, a 9V battery and a switch were required.
I decided on making the connections between the leds in series directly to a 220k resistor. So, the positive end of the battery would go to a swtich, which would connect to one side of the resistor.
The other side of the resistor would connect to LED #1 positive end, and LED #1 negative end would connect to LED #2 positive end, connecting it’s negative leg towards ground.
Finally, I drilled a hole into the backside of the picture frame, attached the expansion module, and inserted the circuit into the new device. As a detail I inserted a Succulent plant which made it look cool.
Thanks for reading!