June 2, 2014 AT 5:00 am

Programmable LED Firefly Jar – As Seen on Adafruit Show & Tell!

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Dana Sniezko shared this LED Jar project on the Adafruit Show & Tell last week. Check out the Instructable for how to make it!

This is a fun, beautiful and inexpensive project that makes a great gift! I first started making these over a year ago and my original prototype (and many others) are still running strong.

Building a firefly jar only requires an hour or two of your time, and ever the fan of creative re-use, many of the parts can be recycled from old electronics and things around the house.

To do this project it’s helpful to have some Arduino and soldering experience….

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