In this guide we’re building yet another infinity mirror! This makes a really cool optical illusion that uses acrylic mirrors and a strip of NeoPixel smart RGB LEDs.

Bluetooth Remote Control

With the ItsyBitsy nRF52840, you can remotely control the LEDs. Set different colors and change animations with the Bluefruit connect app for iOS or Android.

3D Printed Snap Fit

The 3D printed parts are designed to snap fit together so it’s easy to build. It's portable with a rechargeable battery and switch so you can easily turn it off.

Circuit Python Code

The code for this project was written in Adafruit’s CircuitPython. It’s really easy to setup hardware with Bluetooth using the BLE library for CircuitPython. With the LED animation library, we can customize the settings and create different effects.

Parts

Adafruit Mini Skinny NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip - 144 LED/m

PRODUCT ID: 2970
So thin. So mini. So teeeeeeny-tiny. It's the 'skinny' version of our classic NeoPixel strips!These NeoPixel strips have 144 digitally-addressable pixel Mini LEDs...
$64.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit ItsyBitsy nRF52840 Express - Bluetooth LE

PRODUCT ID: 4481
What's smaller than a Feather but larger than a Trinket? It's an Adafruit ItsyBitsy nRF52840 Express featuring the Nordic nRF52840 Bluetooth LE...
$17.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit LiIon/LiPoly Backpack Add-On for Pro Trinket/ItsyBitsy

PRODUCT ID: 2124
If you have an ItsyBitsy or Pro Trinket you probably know it's the perfect little size for a portable project. This LiPoly backpack makes it really easy to do! Instead of wiring 2...
$4.95
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 500mAh

PRODUCT ID: 1578
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$7.95
IN STOCK

Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch

PRODUCT ID: 805
These nice switches are perfect for use with breadboard and perfboard projects. They have 0.1" spacing and snap in nicely into a solderless breadboard. They're easy to switch...
OUT OF STOCK

Fully Reversible Pink/Purple USB A to micro B Cable - 1m long

PRODUCT ID: 4111
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also fully reversible! That's right, you will save seconds a day by...
$3.95
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Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long

PRODUCT ID: 3890
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...
$3.95
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1 x Roll of Mirror Film
BDF S05 One Way Mirror Film
1 x Acrylic Disc
4in (101.6mm) diameter x 1/16in (1.6mm) thick

Project Inspired by MN Maker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhfsTSldXTI

This guide was first published on Jan 21, 2020. It was last updated on Jan 21, 2020. This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 26, 2020.