My project is the result of an experiment with light (yes!, again) and movement. basically it has two main objects- the mirrors (object that looks like an umbrella upside down) and the ELD’s (object that’s supposed to look like a tree); the first object is covered by mirrors and shiny paper’s on the top and attached to a motor on the bottom so the “umbrella looking” object will spin real fast; the second object holds the ELD’s on the end of some branches, so the light of the ELD’s reflect on the mirror’s that are spinning fast and creates an interesting type of illumination. the main purpose of this object is aesthetic but also entertaining 🙂
Originally I wanted to have brighter (white) ELD’s, but I accidentally burned them… I didn’t realize that I was connecting the ELD’s to four AA batteries and one by one I burned them all (around 3) after that I realized what was the problem, but it was too late to buy more and I had no money left so I had to work with the spare ELD’s I had which do not create that much light, so that’s why I added another source of light which is separate from the project, but creates the effect I wanted.
I found this project very useful for the future, but also we didn’t have much time to do it. I think with an extra week to work on it perhaps I would have done something way much better.