The NeoPixel Ring has been out for 2 weeks and we’re already starting to see some great projects that use it! Here’s one from pixelfl0w:
A glimpse at the led ring segment by adafruit and some clock code I wrote to blend overlapping colors
Download the source code here and try it out yourself!
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I’ve been playing with a clock design for my NeoPixel Ring for past few days. I’ve figured a way to break the 16 LEDs down into 12 relevant sections, am using the RTC from Ultimate GPS Shield, and just need to get down and finish the code!
Also have a few ideas involving stacking a few rings on top of each other…. 😉
I really dig these things, and think I need to order about a dozen more!