Flying Sea Turtle

Background

A birthday present I made for someone. 🥳

Ingredients

Assembly

Print the parts. Print the segmented turtle shell in a translucent material.

Cut the LEDs into individual 1-LED segments, remove the adhesive backing of each segment and apply the LED segments to the top surface of the turtle’s back, per the 2D compartment drawing above.

Using 30AWG wire, connect the LED segments electrically, taking care to follow DIN->DOUT. You will need to snip little holes in the vertical shell walls to let the wires go between LED segments. Hot-glue any gaps between the top shell and the turtle’s back to make the edges look nice.

The reed switch simply pulls a GPIO to ground, so wire according to the Arduino sketch. Stuff the Reed switch/wire loop into the hole coming up through the base.

Generally just follow the pictures for wiring and component placement.

Gallery

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