New Guide! IoT Canary Night Light #3DPrinting #3DThursday
You can build an IoT night light that changes colors based on the time of day. This canary nightlight is 3D printed and uses NeoPixel LEDs to light up blue when you’re awake and turns red when you’re ready to sleep.
You can put this canary in the outlet by the light switch where it can watch over you!
Powered by a QT Py ESP32 S3, this has a 5×5 neopixel grid BFF soldered to the back for a low-profile build. This QT Py features the ESP32 S3, 8MB of flash and 13 GPIO for making IoT projects with CircuitPython or Arduino.
The circuit python code uses Adafruit IO to get the current time and sets the neopixels to be either blue or red depending on the time of day. It also has a Network Down detection feature that will make the neopixels blink red to let you know if your internet is down.
Check out the guide on the Adafruit learning system for a full step by step tutorial on building this project.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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