Angela Sheehan has made a beautiful LED badge based on Syd Weiler’s Trash Dove sticker:
An LED badge I created as a Valentine gift for my partner. The artwork is a rendering of a sticker we often send each other in conversation on messenger.I had fun using this project as a way to gain more practice in AutoDesk EAGLE.
The first thing I did was draw a simplified rendering of the artwork in Illustrator with a condensed palette. The original artwork uses a few different shades of color.
Luckily, OSHPark’s signature purple solder mask, ENIG, and white silk were already pretty good matches for the original sticker palette, so I just needed to make a few adjustments.
I decided on three tones of purple created by:
- Mask over FR4 for the back bird (darkest purple)
- Mask over copper for the front bird’s wing and head (lightest purple)
- Mask over copper stripes for the front bird’s body (mid purple)
I used silk to define some details and for the back bird’s head, and exposed copper for the orange yellow parts of the original artwork.
The heart I left open to backlight with a red LED.