HackSpace Magazine Issue 50: Twinkling LEDs #NeoPixels #CircuitPython @HackSpaceMag

HackSpace magazine issue 50 demonstrates using NeoPixels for decorations like a twinkling Christmas tree.

In a given length of lights, he wanted individual LEDs to fade in and out in a random-looking pattern. He wanted the length of each flash to be independent of the others and to be a different colour. Since then, he’s reused this code quite a few times as he likes the effect it gives. While the code isn’t perfect, it’s quite battle-hardened, and it might be useful for other people working on Christmas lights.

The project uses CircuitPython to give nice effects.

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