Project Ivy

About the project

This is project: Ivy. A wall ornament I designed, 3d-printed, programmed and made the custom circuitry for. Based on nano leaf tech. Very happy with the result.

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: ArduinoAutodesk

Estimated time: 2 weeks

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Uno - R3 Arduino Uno - R3 you will only need the chip from the device x 1
rgb led light strip ws2812b rgb led light strip ws2812b x 1
insulated wire insulated wire x 1
heat shrink heat shrink x 1
A 5v 1.5A wall plug A 5v 1.5A wall plug x 1

Software apps and online services

ultimaker cura slicing software ultimaker cura slicing software

Hand tools and fabrication machines

soldering iron soldering iron x 1
3d printer 3d printer x 1


This project is my answer to the nanoleaf wall ornaments/lights you see from time to time.
I'm very happy with the outcome, the light gives life to a room and makes and excellent talking point with guests, it's also very relaxing to watch.

I liked the nano leaf hardware, but I thought it would be a good challenge to make a version of my own. So I designed and 3d printed the shape I wanted to make the "leaves", then programmed leds to light it from the inside. 

below I have included an image of the circuitry that runs everything with a standalone atmega328p.

Schematics, diagrams and documents


Photo of stee4vendetta


By day I repair electronics, by night, i design electronics, play music and also like gaming. My educational background is in music and electronic engineering, and I try to utilize them best I can. I'm also scottish, but moved to the states just over 3 years ago and I love it.


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