Christmas is the most important festival for many people.
As a maker or electronic engineer, how can we celebrate Christmas in our own special way?
Before Christmas 2016, we held a Christmas PCB Contest in Elecrow facebook group, there were several fascinating projects. As we did before, Elecrow provided free prototyping for Christmas Theme PCB to encourage you design unique Christmas PCB ornament. Please note that this special offer is only for Christmas related design, and only for normal boards of 2 layer within 10x10cm. Click the button below to visit the free order page.
For Christmas 2017 we will also hold the Christmas PCB contest for makers to share ideas and to learn from each other. The winner will still get $100 reward. What’s more important, we are exciting to witness brave attempt and brilliant ideas.
If you have no idea what to do, I will introduce you the projects from our customers that may light up your inspiration. Let’s see what our customers accomplished last year.
#1 The Youngest- PCB Trees and Stars This is a project of father’s task made by the kids . They are the youngest participant in Elecrow Christmas PCB contest. This project may be their first time to make their own Christmas decorations with PCB. I guess this items would be their unforgettable memory of Christmas 2016. Although this design are neat, I’m sure they can do much better one in the future.
#2 The Most Liked- WS2812B LED Stars Bunch This is the champion project. You can use Arduino to control these WS2812B leds. The stars can be made any visual effect and on the each star the visual effect can be different at the same time. You’re limited only by the imagination and programming skill. The creator Tomek Dutka also designed a snowflake Christmas PCB ornament, you can click the words link to find more description, images and videos of his project.
#3 The Most Adorable- Big Pink Nose Elk PCB This cartoon Elk PCB artwork makes people laugh, kinds of humor design. The circuit is pretty simple, but the sculpt make it standout. Actually, you can make your own funny PCB items even you’re not specialized in PCB layout.
#4 The Most Exquisite- PCB Cube with Warm Image The boards have to be manually depanelized and soldered in a shape of a lantern. On the top square pcb a WS2812B LED has to be mounted in order to illuminate the interior of lantern. Due to the fact that 0.6mm pcb’s are quite transparent, images printed on copper layers, solder mask and overlay layers will be clearly visible.
#5 The Most Twinkling- Hexagon PCB with Golden Snowflake The hexagon black boards are decorated with ENIG snowflake and double side leds. The designer program different modes of led shining. You can press the tiny button on the back to switch the mode.
#6 The most Interesting- Shake, Twinkle and Sing When you shake the board, the LED glows and the beep bell rings. There are vibration sensor embedded in the board so that we can shake to make it work. If you stop shaking, it stop working. DIY electronics really makes Christmas much more interesting.
You can aslo find the fancy Christmas PCB design on that Elecrow opensource page. We uploaded these files by the creator’s permission. And you could check and download as you like.