Thanks to Bob AKA thisoldgeek for sending in this project and sharing it on show and tell! Check out the full build on his blog here.
Nowadays, the go-to tools for signaling a change or alerting us to a condition are lights and noises. This is a project that explores the softer, calming side of electronics. The S2 in the title refers to “sights and sounds”. But here the sights are mellow, colorful patterns and the sounds are relaxing nature and environmental tracks. You can have four different sound tracks, all switchable at the press of a button, for whatever your mood. Just imagine yourself chillin’ in a warm bath, or daydreaming under blankets to peaceful sounds and slowly changing patterns of light.
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