Brian Lough
Published © GPL3+

Lightpipe 7-Segment Display

What do you get when you cross light-up shoelaces, some NeoPixels, and a 3D-printed mount? A pretty cool display!

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Lightpipe 7-Segment Display

Things used in this project

Hardware components

SparkFun Through Hole, Clear, Neopixels
These are not the exact ones I used, but they look like the should work.
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Led Shoe Lace*
Colour doesn't matter as we are only using the light pipe from it. *= Affiliate link
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Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Any Arduino compatible board should work, but I used an Uno for testing.
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
The mount for holding the LEDs and the light pipe is 3d printed
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Thingiverse

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3035758

Schematics

Wiring Diagram

Code

Github

https://github.com/witnessmenow/arduino-lightpipe-7-segment-example

Credits

Brian Lough

Brian Lough

12 projects • 29 followers
Although I did Electronic and computer engineering in college I've been working as a Software Dev since. I got back into hardware last year

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