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Have some fun with the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH and the CheerLight project. Originally created by Hans Scharler, CheerLights allows people’s lights all over the world to synchronize to one color set by a specific Twitter feed. In this interpretation, Marc de Vinck creates a WiFi enable CheerLight using the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH, Neopixels, and some clever code.
How do you make a pair of Macetech RGB Neopixel LED Shades even better? Custom hardware, sensors, and bluetooth from Adafruit of course! Read on to learn how to turn a pair of "Hacker Edition" Macetech Shades into fully controllable "smart shades" with the Adafruit Bluefruit app for iOS and Android and some clever Arduino programming!
Bring some delightful 8-bit flair to your Christmas tree (or any other holiday foliage) with this Super Mario star power-up, the Starduino! 3D print the custom-designed model, made to lovingly nestle a 16 LED NeoPixel ring and Arduino Gemma in its belly. Then, program the GEMMA with a super fancy blinky pattern of goodness and light.
Livestream Studio is an incredibly robust streaming software. Regular keyboards and mice work, but for fast action and ease of use, you can't beat a dedicated piece of switching hardware with arcade buttons. Bluetooth and LiPo-battery powered, have access to everything you need to get your show switching with gusto.
Candles are a fire hazard and blow out. Inexpensive LED candles are either just a constant light, or have little flicker. Using NeoPixels and an Arduino-compatible, we can create a more animated Jack-o-lantern. This very quick project uses multiple NeoPixels for each "flame" to create more color resolution and smooth out color transitions.
NeoPixels are plenty bright, suuuure. BUT ARE THEY 3 WATTS BRIGHT? No! They are not! That's why you need a Pixie. These chainable smart LEDs are not only super-smart, they are ridonkulously bright with 3W total, compared to 0.2W of a 'standard' NeoPixel. Designed by Ytai Ben-Tsvi, these are the ultimate in LEDs.
Light-up Frisbee-like discs have been on the market for quite a while, by now, and that's all well and good, but what fun is a blinkenlight if you can't write programs for it? And why would you stop at one blinkenlight? With these questions firmly in mind, we'll explore adding a Gemma-controlled 24-LED NeoPixel ring and a vibration sensor to the Flashflight Disc-O.
Incorporating Bluetooth in a project no longer requires the most advanced microcontroller or lots of code…our Bluefruit LE UART Friend and accompanying app for iOS and Android make it easy! Building upon our popular "Kaleidoscope Eyes" NeoPixel goggles project, this guide shows how Bluetooth LE can be used even with the most modest setup.
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.