It's that time of the year again! And, what better way to enjoy the season than with the Adafruit MagTag and NeoPixel LEDs! You can light it up and display an image on the handy eInk display.
This project is a super simple way to turn your MagTag into a festive light display. There is no soldering required - the MagTag comes with a convenient JST port designed to work with 3-pin JST NeoPixel strips. You simply need to plug in the strip to get started. CircuitPython makes programming it really easy. Plug it into your computer, copy the libraries, edit the code, and you're all set to go.
This guide will show you how to assemble a light-up wreath using the Adafruit MagTag and a one meter NeoPixel strip. It will explain how to install CircuitPython and the necessary libraries. Finally, it will show you all of the customisable options available to you in the code so you can make the project your own.
This project requires more power than can be provided by a small lipoly battery, so it is suggested that you power it from a wall plug using an appropriate USB type C cable or adapter.
Alternately, instead of purchasing the MagTag and Mini Magnet Feet separately, you could purchase the MagTag starter kit, which includes the magnet feet. Either way, you still need to purchase the LED strip separately.
- Plug it into a wall plug using an appropriate cable or adapter. One possible combination is shown below.
- Wreath or other festive item to hold LEDs and MagTag. You can be creative here!
- Zip-ties or other appropriate mounting option to attach the LEDs and MagTag to the chosen festive item.