Nice project shared on our G+ Community, Makers, Hackers, Artists & Engineers by Jason Nichols. From Instructables:
When I first saw the IKEA FILLSTA lamp I knew I wanted to create some type of LED project with it. It has an interesting look and is a bargain for $13 (USD). I bought one and it sat unused for quite a while. I’ve finally gotten around to using it, and am pretty happy with it as a WI-FI controlled accent lamp and clock.
In this project, I will use an IKEA FILLSTA lamp to create an Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 controlled lamp with APA102-C LEDs for the light and a LED matrix time display.
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