A model lighthouse using an Adafruit NeoPixel ring
Wonderful project and write-up from Jeremy Lindsay up on Hackster.io.
I had a little time last Saturday afternoon, and I decided to build a model of a lighthouse for my baby daughter’s play area. And rather than just 3d printing a model, I decided to make it a bit more engaging – I’ve been playing with Adafruit Neopixel rings recently, and thought that they’d be really good to make a working lantern part of the lighthouse, without needing any to construct any moving parts.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.