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3 Posts authored by: CharlesGantt
  It’s no secret that lighting effects have been one of my major focuses in my career as a maker, and I wanted to share a pretty cool concept that I came up with a few years back. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of creating a pair of accent lights that that utilizes the popular WS2812B LED modules also known as Neopixels, and an open source library called fastLED. Within this tutorial you will learn how to increment a variable with the push of a button, and how t ...
Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, I teach a class at my local makerspace, theClubhou.se that centers on STEM Education. Youth between the ages of 8 and 17 attend the class and we strive to teach them how to create fun projects that will hopefully inspire them to embark onto larger projects in the future.   During our November and December sessions this past year, we decided that we would teach the YoungMakers how to index strands of LED Christmas lights using nothing but an A ...
I recently picked up a new hobby that involves custom building muti-rotor helicopters and during this journey I have found a strong desire to map the flights of my quad copter. Unfortunately, a full sized handheld GPS is much too heavy to add to the payload of the quad copter and still retain respectable flight times. So I began searching for a small, lightweight GPS data logging solution that I could build myself with readily available, off the shelf components.   After a few days of rese ...