Nice project using Adafruit.io from Mohan Palanisamy.
Ever since I saw these LED Candles I wanted to pick them up and connect them to a WiFi enabled micro controller to make an IoT LED Candle. Recently while browsing through the local Walmart I noticed one of these with the “Try Me” button. I had no choice but to pick it up and get my IoT itch over with. In the end it was pretty straight forward with the help of the awesome Adafruit IO.
See the full build here!
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