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Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by zekekoch on Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:42 pm

Here's a link to the halloween costumes we made for our kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LzzHAldR5U

They had matching cloud costumes (a trinket, some neopixels/ws2811's, a super simple rf radio and a USB battery). My wife had an umbrella with neopixels playing raindrop animations. I couldn't use the trinket since I used 112 lights.

The code for the umbrella uses AdaFruit's NeoPixel library and is posted here: https://github.com/zekekoch/Raindrops

I'll post the clouds (which use the FastSPI library) later. I'm having a little git issue that I need to sort out.

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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by The Compiler on Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:56 am

Whoa, that looks great and very well done! :)

What are the clouds made of? I'm planning to make a room light setup with a WS2811 strip, but still searching something to diffuse them so my eyes don't bleed ;)

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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:00 am

Awesome! Well done. :D
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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by zekekoch on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:30 am

The clouds are paper mache (tissue paper, water and flour). Selina's thinking about making a cloud chandelier and so she's looking for something more permanent. That said, it diffuses the light really well.

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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by zekekoch on Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:38 am

Here is the code for the clouds. I forgot that it's also using AdaFruit's NeoPixel library

https://github.com/zekekoch/CloudLight
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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by adafruit on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:31 pm

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Re: Fluffy little clouds (trinket + neopixels)

by zekekoch on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:55 pm

Man that takes me back. The Orb (along with Cabaret Voltaire) served to pull me away from music made from instruments. It's scary to think that they're now as far in the past as Janis Joplin and the rest of the 60's was when I was in high school.

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