Tag: led lights

…because everything is better with LEDs!

This will be a quick one.

Coloured lights are a hint of heavenly glitter. They add awesomeness to everything.

Some examples:

  1. Robots (I have to list these first, sorry): PAL’s PMB2ValkyrieAMIGOIIT WALKMAN
  2. They transform pine trees into Christmas trees.
  3. They can make number display so that people on TV know how much is left for the bomb to explode.
  4. My coffee table to which I added a 12$ colour LED strip:

Clay skull figure with electronics inside! Part 2

Last time we made a clay figure with electronics embedded. This post includes the wiring layout to animate the figure with an Arduino + code.

The idea

So since the skull I made in part 1 had electronics inside but without any means of actual control, I had to do something about that. Needless to say, this skull needs some effects. Let’s see what we can cook with:

Outputs: left eye LED, right eye LED

Inputs: micro pushbutton, potentiometer

Not much…

What should this skull do?

  1. LEDs glow with fixed intensity (intensity should be configurable)
  2. LEDs fade in and out (speed and max intensity should be configurable)
  3. LEDs blink in an  alternating fashion (speed and max intensity should be configurable)

How about something like this?