Product development on an internally edge-lit RGB LED wedding cupcake holder. Freestanding tree-style cupcake display. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 13, 2012.
About this project
I'm Andy Livingston, an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry. I've also been a part of the product development, R&D, and LED lighting industry.
Very recently, I started this project for my own wedding. Since I started it, I've wanted to work in weddings. So many people have asked me about, and commented on the cupcake holder, that I am going to make it into a real commercial product.
The first step is developing circuit boards. Using flex circuits, I plan to simplify the LED placement up the base. An improvement over this:
The next step is to refine the controller circuitry, enabling more complex patterns and pattern storage. I will also add a way to control color and pattern output through buttons.
I have drawn up plans for the next version of the physical structure, an improvement that will allow for faster assembly/disassembly, cleaning, and transport.
So much of this is based on laser cutting and etching technology, I will need to purchase a laser cutter to streamline the prototype and assembly process.
Exactly how your donations will be spent:
- Laser cutter
- Prototype and production run of PCBs
- Electronic components such as LEDs and ICs
- Acrylic stock
- Core and base materials
Here are some pictures of the assembly process, and finished first prototype:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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