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Update: October 2019

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Process:

Step 0: create a 3d model

Step 1: 3d printing

Step 2: Preparing for painting.

Cut connectors, put them inside the box and cover with tape

Step 3: Primer/Painting

if your 3d model is red color, than it's better to use grey primer first to avoid too many layers of white painting)

Step 4: put LEDs strip inside

connect led strip

connect led strip to connectors
then I realised that with 5 pin connectors would be everything much easier and cleaner.
with 3/4 pin connector you need to be more careful when you connect one hexagon to another.

Step 5: checking if everything works

Step 6: making top part

It is easier to scoring and snapping plexiglass, but since i wanted to save some space and I used saw.

Step 7: setting all together

glue top to the main part / cut the fiber vinyl / apply it to the top

Step 8: Arduino & Blynk

Blynk QR code:

Arduino: To upload code you will need to add NodeMCU library to Arduino software

Here is how to add it

<p>Firstly open the Arduino IDE </p>

<p>Go to files and click on the preference in the Arduino IDE </p>

<p>http://artiom.no/images/projects/nodemcu/preference.PNG </p>

<p>copy the below code in the Additional boards Manager </p>

<p>http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json </p>

<p>click OK to close the preference Tab. </p>

<p>http://artiom.no/images/projects/nodemcu/board%20manager.png </p>

<p>After completing the above steps , go to Tools and board, and then select board Manager </p>

<p>http://artiom.no/images/projects/nodemcu/board%20manager%20open.PNG </p>

<p>Navigate to esp8266 by esp8266 community and install the software for Arduino.</p>