Chameleon Lamp

Created Date: 2015-05-28/ updated date: 2015-05-28
    Owner & Collaborators
    In this workshop, Fablab Saigon will show you how to make a lamp that changes colours upon detecting a hand swipe. You will learn to program the lamp's LEDs to shine your favourite colours. To switch off the lamp on or off, keep your hand just above the sensors for a few seconds. We will show you how to program a microcontroller to sense your hand movement and to build a lamp shade from scrapbooking paper. A demo can be seen at:


    • How to make the lampshade

      posted by thanhmeye on May 28, 2015
      1. Cut the paper to strips with length 47cm x width 3cm. You need at least 6 pieces.

      2. Use paper knife to create a semi-cut line at every 9cm distance, starting from any

    • How to make the control circuit

      posted by thanhmeye on May 28, 2015

      There are 2 circuit boards to make: MCU and Sensor. Their designs are available at Github

      1. Make your board using any

    • How to load the program

      posted by thanhmeye on May 28, 2015

      If your IC Atmega8 hasn’t had a bootloader, please burn it using either SPI adapter or Arduino board.

      See below instruction on burning bootloader to Atmega IC