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Merry Boxes & LEDs

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You might recall my issues with power when it came to powering a motion sensor with a Wemos, from the xmas challenge: Connected Christmas Trees   So I've created a little splitter for the power-in part to make it easy to grab the power straight from the input, bypassing any onboard wemos circuitry.   I used a micro usb tip, and a micro usb input module, soldered the power and gnd from one part to the other part, and hot glued it together into this:   The pieces are on the lef ...
neuromodulator

Caustic XMAS

Posted by neuromodulator Jan 15, 2019
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   1 The Inspiration 2 The Design 2.1 Layout 2.2 Illumination 2.3 Liquid surface agitation 2.4 The Circuit 2.5 Getting everything together 3 Results 3.1 Standing waves 3.2 Chaotic stationary wa ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   1. Introduction In this post I want to describe a Christmas Magic Advent Calendar project I have been working on recently (with some awesome help from the family). This project is best described as my take/dream on Advent C ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Intro. On the run up to Christmas this year, we had a works lunch which involved playing some party games. One of the games involved each of us having a bell and trying to play tunes. After many mistakes we finally managed t ...
The Raspberry Pi 3 comes with BLE which can be used in a number of ways. The finished project at Holiday Lights and Music Festival With Love and Cheer uses BLE connected LED Lights and though a number of other things could be connected as well.   In this small post, I am going to add some details to the BLE python code for the project and allow the users to reuse the code as much as possible.   Starting off with BLE and Linux in Python  Notwithstanding the fact that there are ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   During Christmas 2016 I stared in awe at a neighbour's fabulous Christmas light display. They had moving trains, characters, music, it was amazing. There was an ice cream van.   I resolved that next year we would build a ...
I wanted to make it as a proof of concept that we can have not just boring lights that are given by the monochrome LEDs and in the same position in the Christmas tree we can have as many colors as we want. for more details enter the link below https://www.hackster.io/kemfic/simple-lane-detection-c3db2f   ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   And now... time to unveil the finished project!       The last step was to hide the electronics from the trees in a semi-festive manner. Using the little paper box imitations of Altoids tins that I created i ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Albero di(Gi) Natale is my first project made using Arduino. "Albero di Natale" means Christmas Tree in Italian. So the name has been created by the combination between "Albero digitale" and "Albero di Natale" and can be write ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Video The Python Server Working Dollar stuff BBC Micro bit remotes Working Model Construction (on a budget) The code Conclusion Christmas is a very special time of year for me and my fa ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I was having trouble finding suitable enclosures for the electronic bits of my Connected Xmas Trees project. I have lots of Altoids tins, but being metal they would not be ideal, likely blocking the WiFi signal of the Wemos c ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having completed adding the sound in my last Blog I decided to improve the LED part a little bit. I took three of the LEDs white wooden snowflakes shapes and fixed them to the front and sides of the box. Rather than just these ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having added a few LEDs to the Jack in the Box I decided to see about providing some festive sound track. As I indicated in the first Blog I did find a recordable birthday tag which I hoped to use, so I located this and remove ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Hooray!   I've made some real progress today, thank goodness!   You might recall the saga of motion sensors constantly sensing motion. That saga continued over the weekend and it was driving me nuts. I finally dec ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I spent a fair bit of time today trying to figure out what was going on with the motion sensor on Tree 1.   I tried a few things, starting with switching the Wemos itself, and it turns out that when I use the Wemos from ...