A couple weeks ago, I saw This Is Why I’m Broke post this motion activated bed light.
“Well I can make one of those”, I thought to myself. And I can have it change colors or limit when it comes on, and not be limited to however this manufacturer designed it.
As usual, I built it on the Particle platform. I had two objectives – a motion activated under-glow, and a relaxing scene I could play at night.
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