Inspired by Star Fragments from video games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, this fully 3D printed star shaped lamp uses a QT Py ESP32-S2 and NeoPixel LEDs to turn on when the sun rises and off when it sets.

The CircuitPython code uses the Open-Meteo weather API to get location data for requesting the sunrise and sunset times. This IoT project knows when to light up and turn off, effectively automating a nightstand lamp.

The core of the star fragment is a dodecahedron that has 12 hollow spikes that snap fit together and are 3D printed without any support material.

A 3D printed mount houses two NeoPixel stick PCBs and snap fits into the bottom of the dodecahedron.

Parts from Adafruit

Following parts are used in this project.

  • QT Py ESP32-S2
  • NeoPixel Driver BFF
  • 2x NeoPixel Sticks
  • 3-pin JST cable
Angled shot of small square purple dev board.
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Video of a driver board lighting up an RGBW half-meter long LED strip.
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Angled shot of JST PH 3-pin Plug-Plug Cable - 100mm long.
This cable is a little over 100mm / 4" long and fitted with JST-PH 3-pin connectors on either end. We dig the solid and compact nature of these connectors and the...
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10 wire Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable
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USB C Round Panel Mount Extension Cable - 30 cm
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2x NeoPixel Sticks

This project requires two 8x NeoPixel LED sticks.

NeoPixel Stick with 8 x 5050 RGB LED
Make your own little LED strip arrangement with this stick of NeoPixel LEDs. We crammed 8 of the tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a PCB with mounting holes and a chainable...
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1 x M2 Hardware Kit
M2 Male Female Nylon Hex Spacer Standoff Screw Nut Assorted Assortment Kit
3 x M3 x 6mm pan head machine screws
M3 pan head screws
1 x Heat Shrink Pack
Multi-Colored Heat Shrink Pack - 3/32" + 1/8" + 3/16" Diameters

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2023. It was last updated on Jul 23, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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