magic amulet

this is an idea that was a long time in my head –
recently it was time to do a really quick prototype…

the target date was MakerFaire Hannover 15. & 16.09.2018.
I was already in Hannover from Thursday on as i -again- had registered as Volunteer to help..
this first iteration came finally together at Friday Night in the Youth-hostel…
my goal was to eventually show case it on the Fair ­čśë

it is designed with my fantasy magician character Guardian of Light (H├╝ter des Lichts)  in mind..
but could easily be adapted to all other kind of (fantasy) characters…
next step for this is to design a high-density LED board so i have more options to play with colors..
then change the CAD accordingly (one big change is to update the acrylic-glass thickness to 1,5mm) and then build a second iteration.

the PCB is tracked in the LEDBoard_1x4_16bit_highdensity repository.
the construction files for the amulet itself can be found in the magic_amulet repository.

it contains four layers of acrylic glass – each with a separate engraving.
with this concept i can play with the 3d-effect and different colors for the different layers..
the acrylic glass can be easily changed to switch the graphic.