Looking for something to do with extra ws2811 NeoPixel strands I had left over for Christmas and seeing the scoreboard at my son’s sportsball game gave me an idea.
After a bunch of iterations I came up with a medium-sized reflector and form to hold NeoPixels in a seven-segment LED frame in a size that would fit on my printer’s printbed (7.9 inches x 7.9 inches). The object is on Thingiverse.
Tap Plastics has an amazing magical light transmissive black acrylic that looks beautiful and dims the powerful LED light enough to make it usable. And they’ll cut it to size and ship it in a few days.
Frame construction, finishing, wiring, hookup and software in future articles.