• Original paper origami prototype
  • Custom built iPad app controls the colour of the lights.
  • With all 30 LED's on at 40% brightness.
  • LED's wrapped in packaging foam sheets to diffuse the light. This sits in the elephant's trunk.
  • Arduino inside with an LED strip, microphone, and speaker.
  • The 3D wireframe print before all the faces were sewn on.
  • The original design (rendered in 3D software).
  • AboutThis is a personal project we made for our daughter Harpa (1 and a half years old). It's a hand sewn elephant head sculpture with microcontroller electronics inside- essentially a night light. It has evolved from a small paper origami elephant with blinking LEDs, to a large hand crafted elephant lamp shade with Wifi controlled RGB LEDs, microphone, speaker, and a custom designed iPad application to teach Harpa about colour.  Project was also on display at the 2014 Sydney Design Festival as part of the Protiotype Internet of Things exhibition in Central Mall Broadway. BUY:Wireframe model is now available for purchase from Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/BMAZU2K8B/large-elephant-head-wire-for-wallDESIGN:The elephant model was designed in Blender, and 3D printed as a solid wireframe using the Shapeways service. The 3D print cost $70 (at the time, prices have now changed) and measures a fairly large 50cm wide x 50 cm high x 30cm deep. The idea with the wireframe......