Rainbow Trail Lights

I wanted to make something for the #RainbowTrail which is a hashtag on Twitter to share positive cheer and happiness at this difficult time. Pimoroni sell a whopping 16cm 60 LED neopixel ring which can be used to make any colour on each LED as they are fully addressable. The ring is sold in 4…

ESP8266 Sensor Node

Mike has recently been adding some more sensors to his sensor network around the house. To add to the Weather Station sensors that are out in the garden, plus the Environmental Monitoring Station sensors and CO2 sensor node, a BME280 temperature and humidity sensor node has been added to the network. Data from this sensor…

Giant RGB LED Display + ESP8266

I’ve been working on a giant RGB LED Display recently. The video above shows you some test animations running through the display. Currently the display is 25 x 17 in size and will be expanded to be 25 x 25 LEDs in total. The display is made up of WS2812 Neopixel strips powered by a…

Air Quality Monitoring Station

I’ve started a new project recently to build an air quality monitoring station. This really came about after me being curious as to how bad the air quality was during my daily commute into London. There are parts of that commute where I can literally taste the car fumes and so was curious exactly how…

Minecraft Ore Lamp

So we started a little fun project recently to make some RGB Mood Lamps. We chose a Minecraft Ore block as the basis for the lamp itself. I found the STL files to 3D Print the block on Thingiverse. A few were printed out using black filament and several were done in matt grey. The…