LEDs Make An “Analog” Wristwatch

LEDs Make An “Analog” Wristwatch

If you simply got here down within the final bathe, you’re most likely used to dwelling in a world the place LEDs are low-cost, superior, and virtually all over the place. Spare a thought for these of us who lived earlier than the invention of excessive brightness LEDs – these items nonetheless amaze us! A […]

Wireless Ring Light For SMD Microscope

Wireless Ring Light For SMD Microscope

When [Felix Rusu], maker of the favored Moteino boards which began life as wi-fi Arduino compatibles, says he’s made a wi-fi ring mild for his SMD microscope, we redirect our keystrokes to take a look. Of course, it’s a little bit of wordplay on his half. What he’s finished is made a new ring light […]

After The Sun Set On San Mateo, LED Takes Over Hackaday’s BAMF Meetup

After The Sun Set On San Mateo, LED Takes Over Hackaday’s BAMF Meetup

After this Spring’s Bay Area Maker Faire closed down for Saturday evening and kicked all people out, the enjoyable moved on to O’Neill’s Irish Pub the place Hackaday and Tindie held our fifth annual meetup for fellow Maker Faire attendees. How do we discover like-minded hackers in a crowded bar? It’s simple: search for tables lit […]

An Artsy and Functional LED Filament Lamp

An Artsy and Functional LED Filament Lamp

Some tasks find yourself being extra objet d’artwork than objet d’utile, and we’re positive with that — hacks will be stunning too. Some hacks handle each, although, like this examine in silicon and gallium beneath glass that serves as a bright and beautiful desk lamp. There’s no accounting for style, in fact, however we actually […]

A YouTube Subscriber Counter With A Tetris Twist

A YouTube Subscriber Counter With A Tetris Twist

When it involves YouTube subscriber counters, there’s not a lot wiggle room for creativity. Sure, you possibly can go together with Nixies or much more unique shows, however in the long run a counter is only a bunch of numbers. But [Brian Lough] discovered a method to jazz issues up with this Tetris-playing YouTube sub counter. […]

Buttery Smooth Fades with the Power of HSV

Buttery Smooth Fades with the Power of HSV

In firmware-land we often refer to colours utilizing RGB. This is intuitively pleasing with a bit of background on coloration idea and an understanding of how multicolor LEDs work. Most of the colourful LEDs we’re use not truly a single diode. They are crimson, inexperienced, and blue diodes shoved collectively in tight quarters. (Though curiously […]

Definitely-Not-Neopixel Rings, From Scratch!

Definitely-Not-Neopixel Rings, From Scratch!

The WS2812 addressable LED is a marvellous element. Any color mild you need, all underneath the management of your favorite microcontroller, and daisy-chainable to your coronary heart’s content material. Unsurprisingly they’ve turn out to be extraordinarily fashionable, and will be present in a major variety of the challenge s you may examine in these pages. […]

Ambient Lighting for Baby with the ESP8266

Ambient Lighting for Baby with the ESP8266

There are loads of nice causes to have a baby. Perhaps you discover the concept of being harshly criticized by a tiny particular person very interesting, or perhaps you get pleasure from someone screaming nonsense at you when you’re attempting to work on one thing. But for us, we expect the most effective cause for […]

Illuminated Bread for a Cookie Cutter World

Illuminated Bread for a Cookie Cutter World

Just in case you thought your eyes have been enjoying tips on you, we’d like to verify proper from the beginning that what you’re looking at is a loaf of bread with inner LED lighting. Why has this bread been internally lit? We can’t actually say. But what we can do is move on the fascinating […]