October 01, 2013

Make an amazing Infinity Mirror with Arduino

An "infinity mirror" is a device that takes advantage of the reflection of light between two mirrors, giving the illusion of looking forward into infinity. You can quickly recreate this effect yourself by standing in front of a mirror then holding another mirror facing the first. By looking into the centre area you'll see the effects. Instructables user Ben Finio has taken the possible effects further by mounting an RGB LED strip within the two mirrors, giving the opportunity for some fantastic effects. Doing so simply requires an Arduino controlling the LED strips via MOSFETs, a simple user interface and sketch - as shown in the following video:

Doing so is easy, and can be done with almost any type of mirrors - so click here to follow Ben's great documentation. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking to make more creative designs with LEDs, consider the Freetronics RGBLED: full colour module. It includes a bright RGB LED on the top of the board and a WS2801 constant-current, addressable, multi-channel LED driver on the back. This smart module can be daisy-chained, so you can connect a number of these together in a string and drive each of the module colours individually from your microcontroller. For more information and to order, visit the product page.

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