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An Interactive Embroidered/Foil Quilled Dandelion Which Prompts LED Lights When A Sound is Heard Utilizing A Hyperduino To Simulate Seed Pods Blowing within the Wind

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I used to be impressed to create this interactive design of a Dandelion with seed pods blowing within the wind, after viewing this dandelion portray by Jie Qi. https://technolojie.com/pu-gong-ying-tu-dandelion-painting/  I take advantage of a Hyperduino, LED lights and a microphone to activate the lights in sequence to simulate the seed pods blowing away from the dandelion. The microphone is activated when a sound is heard. This design is a small fundamental design that may be expanded upon if you need to create a bigger design just like Jie Qi’s portray.


– Grownup supervision is really helpful when utilizing the Hyperduino.

– Don’t function unattended.

 I used 65 lb cardstock to make the presentation containers which homes the Hyperduino with LED lights and a microphone. I used Aleene’s cheesy glue in a glue bottle and Glue Dots to make the presentation containers. An adhesive foam sheet is required to mount the Hyperduino within the presentation field. The dandelion picture was created in Turtlestitch and embroidered on a Brother PE 800 embroidery machine. Right here is the Turtlestitch code which creates the design. https://www.turtlestitch.org/customers/Elaine/initiatives/Dandelionspercent20Forpercent20Lightpercent20Box 

A Silhouette model was created by exporting an SVG from the Turtlestitch program and opening it with the Silhouette software program.  The picture was then Foil Quilled on vellum paper. 

Right here is the PDF.

Right here is the .Studio file.

Right here is the SVG.

Make the Mild Field

Align all the field edge items in order that they’re oriented in the identical path. 


Mountain fold all the horizontal edges in order that the items look as above.

Apply glue to the horizontal tab.  This tab is the shorter of the 2 horizontal edge tabs.

Adhere the glue by urgent down on the paper and exposing the underside edge.  The piece will turn out to be flat.

As soon as the glue has dried, reorient the perimeters to make an oblong field. Repeat the above three directions for the opposite three field edge items.

The 2 tabbed sides are totally different.  On the facet with all the perimeters aligning,  fold the 2 small tabs inward as proven above.

Apply glue to the 2 small tabs.

Adhere the one tab on the left facet after which apply glue to the highest of this tab.

Adhere the opposite facet tab to finish the correct facet.

On the left facet of this piece the place the facet edges are misaligned,  fold the 2 small tabs inward after which apply glue to the them.

Fold down the highest tab and cling. 


One facet of the sunshine field is accomplished. Repeat in order that all the sides look because the photograph above.

Within the photograph above, I rotated the piece by 180 levels from the earlier photograph. On one facet of the primary piece, apply glue within the three nook areas as proven above. Every floor will adhere to totally different components of the adjoining piece.

Adhere the nook of one other facet piece to the 2 glued areas after which fold up the tab to finish the nook.

Repeat for the opposite three sides.  Apply glue to the highest floor of all 4 sides of the sq..

Insert the LED Mild sample and cling this piece to the glue. 

Apply glue to the within fringe of the 4 edge tabs.  Fold the tabs down and cling to the field.

LED mild panel accomplished.

Reduce the vellum or embroidery to a 6 x 6 inch dimension and sandwich two borders on both facet of the design with glue.

Make the Hyperduino Presentation Field


Create a 3 sided field by folding the dotted areas as proven above

Apply glue and cling the tab as proven above to create a triangular prism.  These triangular prisms create a sturdy help construction for the field.

Apply and cling the underside tab. This facet will now be at a proper angle to the underside. Repeat this instruction and the one above for the opposite facet of the field.

Aspect view of three sided field. Set this apart to make the sq. sides.

Fold the dotted areas and apply glue as proven above.  Discover there is no such thing as a glue on all sides (triangular space) of the tab.  This space must be be freed from glue as this shall be the place the edges slide into each other. Adhere to create one other triangular prism.

Apply glue to the three outer flat edges and the underside tab as proven above.

Align the underside flat fringe of the sq. facet to the three sided field after which slide the 2 facet tabs of the three sided field into the sq. piece. Align the highest edge to create a mitered nook. Adhere the underside tab to create a triangular prism.

Accomplished facet. Repeat for the opposite sq. facet piece.

Accomplished presentation field.

Reduce 4 2 x 2 inch  foam squares. (I discussed three within the recordsdata…I wanted one other foam sq….this will depend on the thickness of the froth.)

Glue the froth squares on high of each other.  I used Glue Dots.

Adhere the froth squares in the midst of the presentation field with a Glue Dot.

LED Lights and Microphone

Connect the Microphone as proven above with the black wire going from  the microphone G to floor on the Hyperduino, the white wire goes from the microphone A0 to A0 on the Hyperduino and the purple wire goes from + on the microphone to 5V on the Hyperduino.

Place two Glue Dots on the underside of the Hyperduino and insert the Hyperduino into the field.  Place the Hyperduino on high of the froth stack.

Stretch a Glue Dot and cling it to the bottom of every LED mild.

Insert the LED lights into the holes within the LED insert.  The location of the lights will impact the sequence of the lights.  I’ve coded LED mild quantity 13 to go on first, mild quantity 12 and so forth, lowering to mild quantity 8.

Tape the LED Insert onto the presentation field. The LED mild field is prepared for the embroidery or the Foil Quilled design to be hooked up.

The embroidery/Foil Quilled dandelion is hooked up with a fairly paper cowl which is slide over the sting of the LED Mild field. Fold the 2 tabs upward on the gorgeous paper items.

Glue the 4 nook tabs to create a canopy for the field.

Lay the body excessive of the LED insert. This photograph reveals the Foil Quilled model of the dandelion.

The microphone is just not hooked up to the presentation field because the microphone must be adjusted for sensitivity. The sensitivity threshold is adjusted through a screw on the potentiometer. The sensitivity will increase as you flip the screw clockwise and reduces as you flip it counterclockwise. Plug the Hyperduino into your laptop and the microphone mild must be illuminated. At this level you’ll be able to alter the microphone’s sensitivity. I needed to flip the screw quite a few instances to get the correct adjustment.  I’m utilizing 525 as my analog studying for sensitivity.

Right here is the code I utilized in Snap For Arduino with the sensitivity of 525 for the microphone.  You could want to vary the worth in your microphone.

This photograph reveals the embroidered model of the dandelion with an LED mild illuminated behind the body.



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