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Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express
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Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by kevinjwalters on Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:42 am

I didn't do a thorough literature review and ended up writing another flickering candle along the lines of
Phillip Burgess's Circuit Playground or Hallowing Jack-o'-Lantern.


Works well with a thin paper cone or cylinder placed on top of the CPX board to diffuse the light. Could be used inside a real pumpkin with a bit of care to avoid placing the CPX board on anything conductive like the moist pumpkin flesh.
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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 am

Nice! Thanks for sharing your code.

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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by macep23 on Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:39 am

This is a really simple and fun project to do with kids. My 8 year old daughter loved copying the code over to the board and getting the creepy laughter working - perfect for halloween and other spooky fun. I've uploaded a video of it working on YouTube. https://youtu.be/I3h5HD7npo0

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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by johnpark on Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:21 pm

That looks and sounds great!

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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by kevinjwalters on Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:37 pm

My idea for lighting a cone from below has been stolen and scaled up!

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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by johnpark on Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:48 pm

Ha! Time to for a rebuttal where you make it much smaller and much fancier!

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Re: Halloween candle for Circuit Playground Express

by kevinjwalters on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:55 am

Just found another candle example: Adafruit Learn: LED candles: simple, easy, cheap.

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