Idea 050 - Tessellating Illuminated Origami Wall Sculpture

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This post is part of the 100 project ideas project. #The100DayProject. I am looking for feedback. Comment below or DM me via social media Instagram, Twitter.

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Origami Sacred Geometry + Individually addressable RGB LEDs + Wall Sculpture + interactive


kota-hiratsuka--red-mini-flowerTiling tessellating star shaped modular Origami in a repeating pattern. Similar to Kinga Kubowicz - Moduuli 2 or Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Each cell will have its own Individually addressable RGB LEDs similar to my Digital Stained Glass Windows project.

Though the sculpture scatters a few human detection sensors like Passive infrared (PIR) sensor or Nondispersive Infrared (NDIR) Sensor. This allows me to determine if there is a person looking at the sculpture or where in the sculpture they are located. This information can be used in the LED animations.

kinga-kubowicz--moduuli.Mount the whole sculpture onto a plywood board that can be hung on the wall with a French cleat.

The tiling Origami shapes would be created with plastic Vellum Paper. Semi transparent and a good diffuser for LED light as well as foldable for Origami shapes. It’s also plastic so it should hold its shape well and could be cleaned with a damp cloth. It is more expensive then normal paper at $12 for 50x sheets but the advantages over normal paper should be worth it.

Use a ESP32 for the brains, then it can connect to the internet or home assistant to provide more information.


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People who want interactive beautiful wall sculptures that display information as well as pretty colors.


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