About the TARDIS light
The TARDIS (as talked about here
) has a light on the top, that blinks.
Pointed out by the maker that it resembles the YouTube - Apple laptop 'sleeping' light
0:01 - 1:00 -- off
1:01 - 1:15 -- ramp (exponent) up to full brightness
1:16 - 1:45 -- 100% brightness
1:46 - 2:00 -- ramp (exponent) down to off
But in the shape of a ship lamp
Idea is as a low hanging necklace that seems to be made out of both metal and glass.
TARDIS Builders > Props: Reference > TARDIS Reference > BBC Design Plans
Re: Reference Pictures: The Barry Newbery TARDIS (Original) (1976)
- the LED is blue light in a clear plastic chunk approximately 3mm x 3mm
- the materials choice for the "glass" portion is acrylic plastic
- can have real metal for the metal parts, but it'll have to be made by hand, can't cut real metal with think|haus' laser but can cut material that has a metal-like finish but is actually plastic.
- Maker thought it would work best as a pendant - managing attachment angle to the corset would be hard
- and therefore 2 dimensional would likely be best
- size, you can do in pretty much any size.... call it 2.5 tall and 2.0 wide.
- If we keep it down to under 8 LEDs, you'd get about 48 hours of continuous run time out of a CR2032 battery which typically weigh 3.2g (1/10th of an ounce)
- a single battery and ATtiny85v will drive 8 high brightness LEDs (like the stupid bright blue one that's on the front of every external hard drive enclosure)
- 8 LEDs in a radial configuration from a custom board to appear kind of like a single bulb
- LEDs point outward (parallel to the front surface of the project)
- applique layer which contains the "metal" component overlaid on the top
Base Layer: Wedgewood (3.17mm)
Lighted Layer: Ice Blue (6.35mm)
Lighted Layer encloses (with the exception of the battery area) a 1.5" x 1.0" circuit board
Lighted Layer cover of same material (3.17mm)
Applique Layer: 0.5mm
In total, it ends up being about a half inch thick (13.19mm = 0.52")