Thanks so much to Dougal for sending in this project writeup. You can check out the full project here. Dougal writes:
I actually managed to complete a Halloween project in time
for Halloween this year. 😉
Rather than trying to find time to wire and solder a dozen LED throwies, I am using some LED strips to create the illusion of glowing creature eyes, lurking in the shadows around my house. I am currently using a Particle Core and 2 meters of WS2812B LED strips. I have another Core, a Photon, and a few more meters of LEDs, so I can probably put some in the shrubs, some under my porch, and maybe some in a tree. In a recent battery test, a “lipstick” style 2600 mAh portable USB battery powered 2 meters with 8 pairs of eyes for nearly 8 hours.
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