Community Corner – October 31, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week


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We loved Bruce Lowther‘s Blinky Light Pumpkin Project! Cool idea to keep in mind for next year!

Finished installing my +attiny84 blinky light into a pumpkin for Halloween this year. –Spade bit to the side, Spade bit for the eye holes, Kitchen knife eyebrows, nose and mouth. I used the nose wedge as a wedge to keep the led mounted craft stick positioned.

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Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

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A big thank you to Marina Mellado Mendieta for sharing her project LUZ on the Adafruit Forums:

Based on open source technology and programming, LUZ is a self-made lighting project designed in northern Europe for all those who are physically and psychologically affected by the lack of sun or daylight. This mesmerizing luminaire is connected to a light and temperature color sensor which modifies the light-colors of the lamp depending on weather conditions. A new internet platform will be created uploading the IDE Arduino code so that people worldwide may share their emotional opinions about light and chromaticism….(read more)


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