Animated Acrylic Frames

This lamp features edge lit acrylic and added NeoPixel LEDs.

The acrylic appear like frame by frame stop motion animation when each panel is lit up one at a time.

Swappable Acrylic Panels

The acrylic panels are swappable so you could use this to make all sorts of creative animations.

We engraved some snowflakes and letters but you could do all sorts of arts and graphics.

QT Py RP2040 and NeoPixels

This is powered by the QT Py RP2040 running Circuit Python. It uses just a single strip of NeoPixel LEDs with a total of eight quarter inch thick acrylic panels.

NeoPixel Strip Holder

The LED strip is fitted into a 3D printed holder with each LED fitting into a little cavity.

Our 3D printed holder keeps the LEDs isolated so the light doesn’t leak into each other.

Prerequisite Guides

Take a moment to walk through the follow guides to get familiar with the parts and libraries.


Video of hand holding a QT Py PCB in their hand. An LED glows rainbow colors.
What a cutie pie! Or is it... a QT Py? This diminutive dev board comes with one of our new favorite chip, the RP2040. It's been made famous in the new
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NeoPixel Strip price is for a FULL REEL (That's 240 NeoPixels) Select the 1 meter option for a less expensive strip.
Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip reel wired to a microcontroller, with all the LEDs in a rainbow
You thought it couldn't get better than our world-famous 32-LED-per-meter Digital LED strip but we will prove you wrong! You wanted...
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USB Type C Cable with Data/Charge Switch
Perhaps your smart phone, tablet, or even your Raspberry Pi 4, charges off of USB, but can you really trust that charging station at the airport? Now you can control when to allow...
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10 wire Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable
For those who are fans of our silicone-covered wires, but are always looking to up their wiring game. We now have Silicone Cover Ribbon cables! These may look...
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Pack of 4 Little Rubber Bumper Feet
Keep your electronics from going barefoot, give them little rubber feet! These small sticky bumpers are our favorite accessory for any electronic kit or device. They are sticky, but...
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1/4in Acrylic Sheets

The 3D printed parts are designed for 1/4in thick acrylic. Feel free to purchase acrylic sheets from your favorite supplier.
1 x Edge Lit Acrylic
1/4in Thick, 8in x 12in Sheet

This guide was first published on Dec 21, 2021. It was last updated on Jul 21, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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