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February 21, 2017 AT 1:37 pm

From the Forums: Flower-Shaped Nightlight Carved from Apple Tree Wood, with Embedded Trinket + NeoPixel Ring!

Thanks to forums user Firlefanz for sending this in – it’s wonderful!

I built a night light for my daughter in the shape of a flower made by wood from an old apple tree. A Trinket Pro is inserted in the base. In the top sits a 12x Neopixel ring. The colors can be changed via IR remote.


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