Tutorial: Jellyfish Umbrella with Wifi and WLED

Jellyfish Umbrella

We’ve got a new tutorial from Erin St Blaine: Make an LED jellyfish umbrella with NeoPixels and a QT Py Pico W. It’s easy to add lots of complex animations and color changes using WLED, a free LED control software that works over your wifi network. Create presets and playlists of animations in your software and they will run automatically, even when you’re not near Wifi.

Full tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/jellyfish-umbrella-with-easy-wled-wifi-control/

Make a jellyfish umbrella with animated lights, with no coding required. This is an intermediate project that gives you advanced results. The software is simple to load and use. Hundreds of animations and color combinations are available right through your fingertips, using any web browser or the free WLED app on your phone.  The trickiest part of this tutorial is the wiring. There are a lot of connections to make and some challenging soldering to do, but the rest of the build is fairly easy. Make your jellyfish dance and flow with lights, tentacles, and iridescence.  This project would make a great camp “totem” for festivals, or a wonderful costume if it’s built onto an umbrella hat. It’s also easy to synch two or more jellyfish together over wifi using WLED.

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