Whenever college students come back to their dorms from a long day, they can set up a brighter mood with ColorShine. This projector light is shaped as a pentagon made up of wood with an acrylic top cover. Also, it contains some 3D printing objects for its best usage of aesthetic and to protect the Arduino. Its the perfect fit for your night table or desk. Is not heavy at all... but it will light up your dorm with cool colors!
Initial Concept Sketch
Originally, my interactive projector light was designed as a medium size circular form so it can be perceived as a non complicated and modern tool. But during the making process, my ideal shape changed.
However, I did hold on the original audience which are college students and the original idea which is to set up a better mood in the dorms.
I improved my concept by changing its shape.
I didn’t want to use the 3D laser cutter. Instead, I changed it to a pentagon shape using the 2D laser cutter. I think this is a cooler structure for college students since it’s different than a circle or square.
My functional prototype help me to focus on a simpler well done function. Originally, I wanted for my projector light to show different landscapes and images. However, it was too complicated. With my functional prototype, I decided to play with colors but not images as originally planned.
First, I work with only 3 colors: red, green and blue.
But later on, I decided to add more colors.
-Red gradually switching to yellow
-Blue gradually switching to green
-Purple gradually switching to white
Aesthetic (Form) Prototype
I chose 2D Laser Cutting because I want to use wood and acrylic instead of the material that 3D printing uses. Wood combined with the acrylic will give a better aesthetic taste to my projector light.
Also, to build up this prototype, I used some wood glue and tape.
For my final prototype, I used the big hot glue gun which worked perfectly for my projector light.