This was my first (and possibly last) attempt at making a matrix out of strips. I very strongly dislike soldering LED strips, especially the 144 per meter ones I used for this project. Any pointers? I soldered straight break away headers to each end, but had to sacrifice one LED per strip so I had a full pad on each end.
Aside from that, this was a pretty easy build. There are build notes in the pictures, if you’d like more details.
This was a fairly quick prototype build, I hope to rebuild it, and maybe bring the LEDs closer to the shade for a little less diffusion.
Any suggestions from you build pros out there?
Originally shared by Jason Coon
More video and pics, and a peek inside my latest prototype lamp. Source code and more details: https://github.com/jasoncoon/ParticleCoreMatrixLamp