Trying to get those pixel perfect macro shots on a budget? Build your own DIY low cost ring of light with a NeoPixel Ring and Trinket, Adafruit tiny arduino micro controller. The color and brightness of the LEDs can be programmed to color or pattern!
Using the 24x NeoPixel ring as a light ring is a great way to enhance macro-photography. A ring of light provides a spot-light effect, removing shadows caused by the camera getting in front of the subject. In our test shots above the NeoPixel Ring projects a ring of light inside the eye.
Print the LED cover to soften and diffuse the NeoPixel ring. For most FDM 3D printers, PLA material works with out a heated bed. The extruder should be set to 230c. The model was design to print with a raft or any supports. Below is a small list of places to get PLA. Make sure your filaments diameter size matches your 3d printer. Most common size is 1.75mm and 3mm.
Circuit diagram and full tutorial available on learn.adafruit.com/
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