DIY Christmas tree star (NodeMCU, WS8212, FastLed)

DIY Christmas tree star (NodeMCU, WS8212, FastLed)

Hello, people!

I decided to do a very special Christmas tree star for my daughter. I was not inspired, with the Soviet Union, New year, stars were too bright, but really very nice.

So I found the stars that I bought in my local store, which is a year ago, very cheap, plastic and shiny, glued some pieces of WS8212 LED strip (39 LEDs in total), with the super-glue, soldered everything together, with some very thin wires, and this is how it turned out!

The board I use, is the NodeMCU with a 4-channel level Converter, the effect is presented on the video is an excerpt from a FastLED example (https://github.com/FastLED/FastLED/blob/master/examples/DemoReel100/DemoReel100.ino). Later I plan to write a custom firmware with some nice effects and with hatred.io integration, but even now I am very happy with the result!

Here are some close-UPS of the star: https://imgur.com/a/0pe9caP. Just in case someone wants to repeat. Sorry for the not-do not wash-everything after the soldering the proper fluid, the time of night.

Merry Christmas and a happy New year, guys!

Released on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:56:22 +0000

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