NeoPixel LED Holiday Tree

Build an animated LED holiday tree project using Adafruit Feather RP2040 Scorpio and NeoPixel LEDs. Use the NEOPIX8L library for CircuitPython to create advanced animations with buttery smooth frame rates.

3D print and assemble a tree structure that is adorned with NeoPixel LED strips. The Feather RP2040 Scorpio and a Perma-Proto board are housed in snap-fit enclosures. 

Prerequisite Guides

Take a moment to review the following guides.

 

Parts

Angled video of eight LED strips fanned like a curtain emitting red fiery shades.
If there is one thing Adafruit is known for, its mega-blinky-fun-rainbow-LEDs. We just love sticking NeoPixels anywhere and...
$14.50
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Top view of a small Altoids breath mint case with two Adafruit Perma-Proto Small Mint Tin Size Breadboard PCBs.
Making a project that will fit into an "Altoids Smalls" Mint Tin? Or maybe you just need a small amount of prototyping space and a larger breadboard size is too big? Put down...
$7.95
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16-pin Ribbon Cable 2x8 IDC Cable
Connect this to that! If you want to bridge those contacts out onto another PCB, you'll want this GPIO Ribbon Cable! Comes in a classic Adafruit Black, has a nice...
$1.95
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Top view shot of a red and black JST PH 2-Pin Cable to Female Connector - 100mm.
Red and black tinned wires with a 2-pin JST PH connector on the end. 4" / 100mm long. Matches up nicely with our Lipoly chargers!
$0.75
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Top view shot of JST PH 2-Pin Cable - Male Header - 200mm.
For a really long time we assumed that the JST PH didn't have a free-hanging male header version. But then we found this JST-PH 2-pin Male Cable, and we were...
$0.75
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Opened box showing many nylon screws
Totaling 420 pieces, this M3 Screw Set is a must-have for your workstation. You'll have enough screws, nuts, and hex standoffs to fuel...
$16.95
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8 x NeoPixel LED Strip
30x NeoPixel LED Strip with 3-pin JST PH 2mm Connector
8 x 3-Pin JST PH Cable
JST PH 2mm 3-Pin Socket to Color Coded Cable - 200mm
1 x M2.5 Nylon Hardware Kit
Black Nylon Machine Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
1 x USB-C Cable 2 meter long
Pink and Purple Woven USB A to USB C Cable - 2 meters long
1 x 5V 2A USB Power Supply
5V 2A Switching Power Supply w/ USB-A Connector
1 x 5V 10A switching power supply
5V 10A switching power supply
1 x DC Power Jack
Female DC Power adapter - 2.1mm jack to screw terminal block
24 x Nylon Zip Ties
6in white zip ties - 200 Qt pack

This guide was first published on Jan 31, 2023. It was last updated on Feb 21, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jan 27, 2023.

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