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 […]

Clock Plays a Game of Pong with Itself to Pass the Time

Clock Plays a Game of Pong with Itself to Pass the Time

Would you play a recreation of Pong the place every set lasts precisely one minute and the fitting participant is assured to win 60 instances greater than the left participant? Of course not, however in the event you had been designing a clock that displays the time using a Pong motif, then maybe it might make […]

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. […]

General Purpose I/O: How to get more

General Purpose I/O: How to get extra

The first program anybody writes for a microcontroller is the blinking LED which entails toggling a general-purpose enter/output (GPIO) on and off. Consequently, the identical GPIO can be utilized to learn digital bits as properly. A standard microcontroller just like the 8051 is on the market in DIP packages starting from 20 pins to 40 […]

Perfect for that eureka moment: The best LED light bulbs to light up the night

Perfect for that eureka second: The greatest LED gentle bulbs to gentle up the night time

Today’s LED gentle bulbs showcase some vibrant concepts (pun supposed). Manufacturers design family LED bulbs which have the potential to final for many years, and when mixed with their reducing sticker worth, they’ve develop into extra reasonably priced and fashionable than ever. However, it’s not all because of the new know-how. Thanks to newly enacted effectivity […]

Simplifying Basic LED Effects

Simplifying Basic LED Effects

There was a time when having a blinking blue LED on a undertaking was all you wanted to be one of many cool youngsters. But now you want one thing extra complicated. LEDs mustn’t simply snap on, they need to fade out and in. And blinking? Today’s hotness is respiration LEDs. If that’s the form […]