freestanding desktop infinity mirror - easy to decorate

by:HongXing     2020-06-26
I recently built an infinite mirror art installation of 20 * 20ft with a group of great people.
To thank you all, I made and presented 15 independent unlimited mirrors on the desktop.
People are very excited about these because they are easier to disassemble, reassemble, clean and customize.
Here are some options posted based on how much work you are willing to do and what device you can use.
The only tricky thing is to use a laser cutter.
I would suggest looking at your local makerspace to see if there is any near you! Enjoy!
Please leave me a message if you have any other questions or if there is anything I can help clarify.
The links I use are listed below.
There is some flexibility in where you decide to go, but I recommend here.
Electronic Booth (
In this structure, I will describe the more complex option)MirrorsMisc.
Here are two options for making the frame.
The following steps describe the Option A of the laser cutting bracket.
If you are unable to use the laser cutter, check Option B in step 1. Materials -
1/8 thick birch plywood or a piece of acrylic1.
Download the attachment. ai file2.
Place plywood or acrylic on the bed of the laser cutting machine. Send the .
Ai files for your laser cutting machine software.
Set the origin of the laser cutter to the upper left corner of the material.
Adjust the height of the laser cutting machine bed 6 if necessary. (
This will vary depending on the type of laser cutting machine)
Set the power of the laser cutting machine to a speed of 90% and 10mm/sec.
Operating laser cutting machine 8.
In order to get good results when cutting plywood, please run the laser cutter again as I sometimes find that it takes two attempts to cut. 9.
Without moving the material, gently press the material with your fingers to see if the cut is separate.
If not, do another cut. 10. (Optional)
Add interesting engraving to customize the base of the infinite mirror.
I especially like to look for noun items for vector images.
Of course, please make sure to subscribe to them or give credit.
I recommend using epoxy to glue the base together as it is sturdy and dry. (
I tried the gum and the gorilla Glue and it didn\'t look very good either. )1.
Attach the top of the box with a slit to the side and fix them with tape2.
Glue the internal seams of these parts together.
Place a layer of epoxy along the inside of the bottom, Side block, and then on the base.
Epoxy drops to the bottom and seals the entire box together from the inside. 4.
Wipe any excess epoxy leaking from the seams5.
Let\'s sit down at least 30 minI and it\'s highly recommended to test the LED light bar before connecting.
Sometimes you can burn the LEDs partially or completely, so checking ahead can save a lot of pain. 1.
Connect the LED controller to the 12v power supply.
Insert 4-pin doodad into LED controller 3.
Connect the led to the controller.
Make sure the arrow on the led matches the arrow on the controller (
This is your place). 4.
Cycle through the color to check if there is any LED output. You can connect a led to the base (Option 1 -Easy Mode)
Or put multiple pieces directly on the mirror (Option 2 -Hard Mode). Option 1 (Easy Mode -Single Strip)1.
Measure the length of the LEDs you want to connect to the base and cut in a place with 4 copper welding points.
This position should be between every 3 LEDs.
Don\'t cut it elsewhere unless you really have a headache. 2. Use double-
Attach the LEDs to the double sided tape on the substrate.
Insert the controller with the aligned arrow. 4.
Plug the controller into a 12v power adapter. Option 2 (Hard Mode -Square)
Note: the connector increases the resistance, which may reduce the power of the LED light strip, and this version is a bit complicated to correct.
You take risks yourself. 1.
After drying the epoxy on the base, slide the mirror acrylic into the slot to find out how many mirrors are exposed.
Measure your LED light strip to suit the exposed area of acrylic.
As the stand takes up some space, I would recommend leaving an extra room. 3.
Cut along the area of 4 copper welding points.
If you put it somewhere else, it can be a headache to put it together. 4.
Slide the right angle bracket into 2 rectangular connectors 5.
Slide the LED light strip into the rectangular connector pin6.
Test LED strip7.
Connect the LED bar repeatedly until you have a full square.
After adding each strip, test the strip by inserting the strip into the controller.
If part of the belt is not bright, check the connection or replace it with another bracket/connector. 8.
Testing the whole lighting display is optional, but the benefit of designing the unlimited mirror in this way is that it is very easy to throw things and dynamic decorations between panels.
You can slide out the panel, write messages using white window chalk, or you can create longer-
Decoration of terms.
Here is an example of drawing a mirror (
I mark it there with chalk).
I highly recommend the use of light colors (
White, yellow, pastel)
Darker color (like black)
Don\'t behave very well.
If you have any questions, please comment below and share the photos if you have made them!
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