Upgrading a flame lamp design

Chris Greening built a lamp with a simulated flame back in 2020. It died at some point and Chris decided to build a new, improved version.

Flexible WS2812 LED panels have become pretty popular over the past few years. The ones I’m using for this project are these 32×8 pixel panels.

To drive the display I’m using the same (ESP32) PCB I used for the Crystal Balls project. You can find the KiCad project for this board here on GitHub.

The final result is pretty good. Using the WLED software we can use all the build in effects – including the very nice fire effect.

See the video below and more in the post here.


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