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.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.