Making a light-up NeoPixel and disco ball birthday cake #Arduino #NeoPixels @element14_Avnet @TechnoChic_
Natasha wanted to make a lit-up animated Birthday cake. She turned to using NeoPixel color LEDs, inside the cake!!
What’s better than birthday candles? LED animations of course! In this video we’ll tackle the age old question: can you embed LEDs into a birthday cake? Using flexible LED matrixes and an Arduino, Natasha explores how to incorporate the matrixes into a cake and drapes fondant icing over them to diffuse the light. It’s an exciting use case for LEDs and a spectacular birthday cake!
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