I’m in the middle of a large lighting project using a Rapsberry Pi to control some LPD8806 LED strips and the original library post was actually created the same day I got started. It got things started nicely but I was already used to all the built in functions and animations from the Arduino library, so I decided to extend the library with more animations and some helper methods and classes to make using it easier.
Eventually this will be part of a network controlled lighting system but it’s quite usable for just about any application.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.