EPCOT NeoPixel Lamp

Build your own IoT NeoPixel lamp inspired by Disney's EPCOT Spaceship Earth! Use a QT Py ESP32 PICO, NeoPixel BFF Driver, and WLED (web-based LED control software) to make amazing lighting effects!

Mobile Device Control

Using the WLED firmware, the project controls LED animations using a mobile phone! You can pick from dozens of beautiful animations and use the Presets feature to create your own playlists.

3D Printed Geodesic Sphere

The geodesic sphere is split into two halves that are joined with neodymium magnets. A total of 156 NeoPixel LEDs are hot glued to the various points and connected via JST plugs. The parts are 3D printed without any support material.


Angled shot of purple square-shaped microcontroller.
This dev board is like when you're watching a super-hero movie and the protagonist shows up in a totally amazing costume in the third act and you're like 'OMG! That's...
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Video of a driver board lighting up an RGBW half-meter long LED strip.
Our QT Py boards are a great way to make very small microcontroller projects that pack a ton of power - and now we have a way for you to quickly add a
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Angled shot of a Adafruit USB Type C Breakout Board.
Throw out all those Mini and Micro B USB cables you have in a plastic bin - the next generation of USB connectors is here with USB C! You will start to see these...
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USB C to Micro B Cable. 1ft 0.3 meters.
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit! Rather than the regular USB A, this cable has USB C to Micro B plugs!USB C is the latest...
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Angled shot of a pink/purple woven USB cable plugged into a laptop port and a small dev board.
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also made for USB C for our modernized breakout boards, Feathers and more. 
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pack of five, 36-pin 0.1 inch Female header
Female header is like the duct tape of electronics. Its great for connecting things together, soldering to perf-boards, sockets for wires or break-away header, etc. We go through these...
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1 x 3-Pin JST PH Cable
STEMMA JST PH 2mm 3-Pin to Male Header Cable - 200mm
4 x Soft Flexible Wire NeoPixel Strand
4x Strands Needed. 50 NeoPixels each strand (156 NeoPixels Total Required)
8 x Neodymium Magnets
D42 - 1/4" dia. x 1/8" thick

Tools & Supplies

  • Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
  • Soldering Iron & Solder Wire
  • 2x M2.5 x 10mm nylon screws
  • 2x M2.5 hex nuts
  • CA Glue (a.k.a. Superglue)

This guide was first published on May 17, 2023. It was last updated on May 13, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on May 13, 2024.

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