NEW GUIDE: Cheerlights Holiday Wreath with Animations #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit #CircuitPython @Adafruit

Cheerlights is a project created by Hans Scharler that allows folks to sychronise LEDs across the world to one color using Twitter. It’s an IoT project that listens for the word “cheerlights” on Twitter in real-time, and if there’s a color name in the tweet, all of the projects connected to Cheerlights change to that color.

CircuitPython makes working with LEDs very simple. The Adafruit MagTag makes it easy to connect a strip of LED and connect to the Internet at the same time. Combined, they make doing WiFi-controlled LED projects a breeze, and the basic Cheerlights concept was no exception. However, why stop there. Instead of simply lighting up the LEDs to the particular color, why not display an LED animation in that color? CircuitPython LED Animations turns Cheerlights into animated LED fun! Whether you’re new to Cheerlights, or you’ve already got it running, this new take on it will dazzle!

The Cheerlights Holiday Wreath with Animations guide shows you how to get your MagTag set up with CircuitPython, and has a step-by-step on building the wreath. Then there’s a detailed walk through of the code, and finally, a set of short clips to show an example of each animation including info on what colors are associated with each animation.

Check out the full guide: Cheerlights Holiday Wreath with Animations!

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