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My wife and I help out at a llama ranch on the weekends. This last weekend we were helping to clean out the lofts in the main barn, and I ran across a big white jug. I was told it was an old chicken waterer but the base had broken so just throw it out. Instead, I threw it in my car. I designed and 3d printed a base that holds two 18650 batteries, an arduino nano, a TP4056 charging panel, a switch, and a piece of pvc pipe with 67 WS2812s wrapped around it. It started life as a 7 gallon chicken waterer, but now it's my giant jug of fire!

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Finally got a cube assembled out of 6 ULTiM8x8 (8x8 APA102) RGB LED panels by +Wyolum and +Maniacal Labs LLC! Got it 3D mapped and running on an ESP8266.

It's assembled using 3D printed corner brackets, hex nuts and bolts, and copper tape. The wires (5V, GND, DATA, CLK) run out of the bottom. Need to 3D print a base for it next.

Many thanks to +Justin Shaw and +Anool Mahidharia with Wyolum for the idea and all of the assistance!

Source Code:

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I just finished my Daft Punk Thomas helmet build. The helmet is 3D printed. The LEDs are WS8211D with 2 Neopixel rings for the ear lights. It is running +Jason Coon's Web server code on the 7x55 matrix (8x55 to run the ear lights) running off of a WeMos D1 Mini attached to Jason's LED board.

I really wanted to add text to his code using +Aaron Liddiment's LED matrix code, but I am not smart enough to get that to work with my matrix and have Jason's code work as well. I also tried using text and animations I created in Maximum Octopus's LEDMatrixStudio, but I cannot figure out how to add it to Jason's code so that they display. I tried and failed. I like what it does so far and it is still really cool. It will do for Halloween.

I would like to someday for it to run text and animations in addition to what it already does. I have a version of this helmet already printed for heads larger than my tiny one. It still needs a lot of work, but I am willing to trade it for coding to get text and/or animations going so they can be changed via Jason's web server code.

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Here is a test using both the MegaPixel controller and the receiver board. The receiver is 28 ft from the controller connected by cat6. I am using a pc to supply power to the receiver board . This allows 12v or 5v pixels to be easily terminated to the control. The controller hosts the powerful teensy 3.2 and octows2811 components. There are 100 12v ws2811 pixels in this test. The software is Vixen running around 25-33 fps according to status view. I have 32 universes being sent and received in this setup (but only a part of one is actually programmed and connected. The controller uses arduino IDE and treensyduino to program the controllers. This controller uses the powerful fastLED library to translate DMX RGB data using the fastLED version of Octows2811.

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NodeMCU WS2812b McLighting2
Project from :
Control 10 LED RGB WS2812b melalui wifi android dengan NodeMCU AMICA esp12 Ai thinker
5 VDC 2 A, ws2812b Buleet 12mm,NodeMCU,Software Arduino IDE

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For Halloween this year I am going as Dr. Stranger Things.

I found a version of one built using the Neopixels Library, I edited it for FastLED Added numbers and a space location. To edit it you just need to setup where each number/letter is on your LED strip. Just connect your BLE or Bluetooth chip to the arduino and connect to it through a bluetooth serial app, and send your message you want displayed.

Here is a demo version without the numbers on the cardboard, but they do work.

I will post with a more finalized version in the future but the code works fine and is easy to read and understand.

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First run of the Megapixel Controller powered by a teensy 3.2 receiving 32 universes of data (e1.31) and using fastLED version of octows2811 outputting to 8 pins. The green status led is indicating that it is framing (each time led show is called).

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My sculpture 'The Huntress' was created for the SWELL Sculpture Festival 2017, set on beautiful Currumbin Beach on Australia's Gold Coast.
I was fortunate enough to pick up the Jeanie Neumann Emerging Artist Award for this work.

This was my first exploration into Arduino & LED lighting & pages such as this were invaluable to me for understanding how to build this setup. A massive thank you to FastLED guru Andrew Tuline of BC Canada for the code! See links below for his repositories.

The setup uses a PIR Motion Detector to trigger different lighting states.
The default 'resting' state is the pulsing blue pattern that crawls from rear to front. When someone triggers the motion sensor it moves to a 'reactive' state and various more intense lighting patterns are looped through. As long as the sensor detects movement it will stay in this reactionary state.

The majority of the sculpture is made from mild steel, and the skeletal sub-frame is galvanized. The teeth are polished 316 stainless steel and the eyes are polished Apatite spheres.


My Work:

Swell Sculpture Festival:

Andrew Tuline:

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