Color-controlled lighting has become increasingly popular, and, although sometimes it is purely ornamental, there is enough scientific evidence to show that the color of the light in your environment has a direct impact on your circadian rhythm.
There are multiple options in the market to buy off-the-shelf “Smart” lightbulbs and LED strips, that you can control with your mobile phone. However, wouldn’t it be fun to build your own with Simulink?
In this post, we’ll show you how you can do just that using Simulink, a Raspberry Pi with a Sense HAT add-on board, and your iPhone.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.