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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.
A PIC is used as a SPI Master to create a simple interface to up to 21845 NeoPixels. After being configured with the number of attached NeoPixels the Pixif continuously retrieves the RGB values via SPI and generates the NeoPixel GRB bitstream. The update rate may be throttled via a synchronization input. This approach frees the host processor to concentrate on its algorithms especially when its SPI Slave has DMA support.
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.