Christmas Lights on the Raspberry Pi

DRAFT********** TBC Tuesday 4th December     A simple guide to connecting WS2812B strips to a Raspberry Pi You can control a strip of individually controllable RGB LEDs using a Raspberry Pi. The lights The lights are called WS2812B. Adafruit calls them Neopixels. They are individually controllable red, green, blue lights. Here is a strip … Continue reading Christmas Lights on the Raspberry Pi

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Guest Blogger: Phil Underwood hacking the Bareables Badge

Pimoroni are selling very cute flashing badges in a range called Bareables (get it??). You can wear them as a badge that flashes a number of patterns or connect it to a motion or light sensor. After buying one and showing it off on Twitter the conversation quickly turned to how we could hack it. … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Phil Underwood hacking the Bareables Badge

MAKE: PROJECT HANOVER – Let there be light

In my previous post I described by online solution to planning in our house: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/make-ordering-chaos/ This post is about the hardware side of the project. The Adafruit RGB Pixel Grid and the Adafruit Tiny Thermal Receipt Printer FAIL - First Attempt In Learning This has been a long hard journey! Some major problems: The pixel … Continue reading MAKE: PROJECT HANOVER – Let there be light