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This portable LED cube light is made from solid epoxy resin and is powered by a battery, so it has a ton of uses -- a mood light, a party light, a night light, etc. Basically, it is just fun and mesmerizing to watch :) As icing on the cake, it has a wireless charging receiver built in to it, making it 100% wireless. One of the primary motivations for this project was to try a wireless charging receiver in conjunction with a battery in an LED light. I've seen a lot of people add wireless charging transmitters to anything and everything, but haven't seen wireless charging receivers used in many projects, so I wanted to try one out.

This is entered in the REMIX CONTEST -- if you enjoy it, I'd greatly appreciate your vote :) https://www.instructables.com/contest/remix2019/

Make sure to check out the YouTube video at the top of this instructable, since often the video demonstration is helpful in understanding the instructions here.

Since it has the wireless charging receiver, you can charge it with any Qi wireless charger (like those used for Androids and iPhones), or make your own custom wireless charging base to really take it up a notch. All the electronics are off the shelf parts from Amazon, including the music reactive sp106e LED controller. This controller is pretty darn cool. It does solid colors, patterns, and even has a built in microphone for music syncing. Music controllers I've tried in the past have always been too blinky/flashy - like an out of control strobe light. As a result, I've often gone through the tedious Arduino programming to create my own music controllers. But, this one has much improved music reactive programming, smoothly blending in and out of patterns, instead of using binary on/off programming.

As for the aesthetic design, the shape of the lamp was inspired by several other cube lamps I've seen, and particularly by Darbin Orvar's fantastic concrete light cube: https://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-LED-Ligh...

Step 1: PARTS LIST

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· Melamine shelving – buy at local big box store

· black caulk

· Heat Gun: https://amzn.to/2seaErS

· Total Boat Epoxy Resin: https://amzn.to/2RFzYRS

· 5V LED Strip: https://amzn.to/2Emga2h

· 5V music sync LED controller: https://amzn.to/2PArObU

· LiPo Battery: https://amzn.to/2DVfFKZ

· Wireless Charging Receiver: https://amzn.to/2NeXBQp

· Wireless Charging Pad / Transmitter: https://amzn.to/2VaRZJH

· Battery Charging Protection Board: https://amzn.to/2BKdJF3

· Aluminum Foil Tape: https://amzn.to/2L36CK5

· Epoxy/Plastic Polish: https://amzn.to/2sljlQm

· Fine grit sandpaper (to 2000 grit): https://amzn.to/2smxPPW

· Cordless Drill & Driver: https://amzn.to/2F9y0b5

· world’s Greatest Sander: https://amzn.to/2PLUJOB

toufikt16 months ago
very nice !
can i copy this in my blog with your name ?
Modustrial Maker (author)  toufikt16 months ago
Thanks! You are welcome to share just the YouTube video itself, and write up your own description of it, but please do not use the text from this Instructable.
oldmaninSC6 months ago
have you seen my ' time squared' by oldmaninsc ? i resin cast the clear led display but instead of polishing i made a glass square that i pour the resin into. then 36 hr later put in the freezer and the glass frame mostly comes off. this leaves a nice clear affect. but my leds on glass are the best. could give you some hints, parts, etc if you like.
Modustrial Maker (author)  oldmaninSC6 months ago
had not yet, but just checked it out....very cool!
wclapie6 months ago
How many hours are in the work and finishing of these lamps? Great looking projects by the way!
Modustrial Maker (author)  wclapie6 months ago
I would guess it took 25 hours or so, spread out over a couple hours a day.
CaptClaude6 months ago
For me, the takeaway is not necessarily the thing itself (as cool as it is) but rather 1) the techniques used to make it; and 2) the things that went into it.
I had NO IDEA that there was a wireless charging module you could buy. That opens up all kinds of doors for me. Epoxy? Some day I'll do something cool with it too.
Most excellent project and wonderfully documented. Keep up the good work.
Modustrial Maker (author)  CaptClaude6 months ago
Thanks Claude! The wireless receiver and charging module are pretty cheap and open up all kinds of cool possibilities :)
AnandM546 months ago
Simply says WOW... Amazing instructable ..
Modustrial Maker (author)  AnandM546 months ago
thanks much!
banesync6 months ago
That's really cool! I wonder if you could get the best of both worlds (v1 & v2) by making the top removable so you can get at the LED housing?

I do kind of prefer the more diffused look of v2, though.
Modustrial Maker (author)  banesync6 months ago
Thanks! It is definitely possible to combine the concepts in a way that gives you everything, I'm just not sure without trying it :) Projects like these make you appreciate the amount of R&D time that goes into retail products...fix one issue, create another, re-design, repeat....
Hawksine6 months ago
Great Project I like the inspiration for using a wireless base, cool Idea. Thank you for sharing.
Modustrial Maker (author)  Hawksine6 months ago
Thanks much!
Such a cool project!
Modustrial Maker (author)  CaskWoodworking6 months ago
thank you!
WickedMakers6 months ago
Awesome project, man!
Modustrial Maker (author)  WickedMakers6 months ago
thanks much!