The PiGlow neatly circumvents the current expense and supply problems with RGB LEDs, its 18 LEDs are discrete colours, fanning out from a central point in 3 spokes of white, blue, green, yellow orange and red triplets. Because the PiGlow has Red, Blue and Green LEDs it’s capable of producing a whole range of colours when combined with a suitable diffuser. I decided to repurpose a table-top, spherical glass lamp, which we’d been wanting to put an RGB LED bulb in for quite some time. If you want to achieve similar results, it’s the FADO mouth blown glass lamp from Ikea it’s a perfect enclosure for an RGB lighting project, and fits a Pi easily.
Pimoroni PiGlow – Get visual feedback from your Pi! The PiGlow is a small add on board for the Raspberry Pi that provides 18 individually controllable LEDs. You can use it for all sorts of things! And of course, it fits inside a Pibow! (read more)
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.