2nd Term

Spring 2017

Electronics

Project

14 Week

Timeframe

Lighting &

Illumination

Li is a versatile light that can illuminate wherever needed, its modularity, cylindrical shape, and magnetic endpoints allow for a range of applications.

Desk Lamp

Designing an Illumination device that adapts itself to the user and not the other way round

Foot

Takes up too much space

Position

Of light may cause glare

Switch

Position creates unnecessary effort

Size

Makes storage difficult

Design Criteria

Easy Storage

Transition from use to storage quick

Unobtrusive

Avoid over-sized 

parts 

Adaptable

Usable at different kinds of situations

Design Directions

Fabric Wraped PlayDoh

Neodymium

Magnet ends

Fabric Wraped Water Ziplock

Fabric Wraped Corn Starch & Water

'Pen' Light

Path Chosen

Protyping

The first prototype was a glass cylinder with LEDs on both ends. However the biggest problem was their dim brightness.

After taking apart a tactical light, this small circuit was responsible for increasing the current supplied to the LED. So I ended up using them inside of the glass cylinders.

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