Digital RGB LEDs like the Neopixel are greatfor creating awesome lighting effects. But keeping them responsive to user inputs at the same time can be challenging. And what if you want to have different parts of your project animated in different ways? In this guide, we'll explore techniques to make your pixel patterns lively, flexible and responsive.
Resistance is futile! The Borg are among Star Trek's most iconic and terrifying villains. Whether its for Halloween or your next Sci-Fi con, this guide will show how can easily put together a great looking Borg costume. By assimilating and adapting some other projects on the site it can really stand out.
Once you have mastered the basic blinking leds, simple sensors and buzzing motors, it’s time to move on to bigger and better projects. That usually involves combining bits and pieces of simpler sketches and trying to make them work together. The first thing you will discover is that some of those sketches that ran perfectly by themselves, just don’t play well with others. There are ways to effectively juggle multiple tasks on an Arduino. This series of guides will show you how.
Ever wanted to create your own game show environment. Hack a Duo Pop Game infrared (IR) receiver so you can create your own game show system using wireless poppers with a PC or Mac computer. This modification allows the IR receiver to interface with both PC and Mac game show software via the USB. This project leverages lessons learned from previous tutorials at adafruit.com involving 1) IR decoding and 2) the virtual USB library. This is a great weekend project for learning about wireless IR protocols and USB communication using the Pro Trinket.
The Close Encounters hat is a nod to the incredible movie -- with lights and sounds that mimic the mother ship, all stowed under the brim. A vibration sensor triggers the action, while the NeoPixels and Piezo buzzer provide the show. Get ready to change up that next kiss or rock a quiet movie theater.