Projects with Red has developed a DIY version of Nanoleaf’s wall tiles, offering an alternative for users seeking a cost-effective and customizable option. Nanoleaf’s wall tiles are known for their glowing aesthetic but can be expensive for larger layouts. Inspired by the concept, [Projects with Red] created gem-shaped wall tiles with an irregular hexagon design.
The segments feature ten connection points, allowing users to attach them together in various configurations. Physical connections are established using 3D printed housings for each segment, while Dupont connectors and wires provide flexibility in the layout. Each segment consists of a 3D printed housing with a solid lid and a translucent acrylic sheet functioning as a diffuser.
Addressable LED strips are mounted on the lid for illumination, and an ESP32 controls the entire setup. The ESP32 runs the WLED.me software, enabling easy control of the lights and animations. The video tutorial also provides instructions on configuring the segments to create a large, colorful 7-segment display or other lighting patterns.
This DIY project showcases the potential for creative lighting solutions, allowing users to build their own customizable and cost-effective versions of popular commercial products.