26th February, 2021
Over the past two weeks the students in the Cre8 Lab have been building a NeoPixel engraved lamp.
This workshop is a bit challenging but well worth the effort for those who choose to finish.
The first step is to design a stand to fit the piece of acrylic which is already cut. So the students have to measure the acrylic sheet and design their stand using an online CAD program called Tinkercad. The stand also has to accommodate the NeoPixel strip and the Arduino board, which in this case is a Digistump board.
Then the students choose a design to engrave on their sheet of acrylic and while their stand is being printed they spend the time hand engraving. It takes a bit of getting used to but the girls did really well.
After all in done it is then time to put their creation together and light it up.