Tindie Weblog | ClockAThing, A Huge Round RGB LED Show



Addressable RGB LEDs are commonplace nowadays however whenever you see a stack of them in a pleasant association they’re nonetheless a factor of marvel! The ClockAThing, which measures in at 188mm in diameter with 660 WS2812B LEDs, is not any exception. Whether or not it’s a clock or some other round design, the ClockAThing might definitely type the premise of some lovely animated LED initiatives.

It’s equipped absolutely assembled and makes use of the SEEED XIAO SAMD21 board as its brains. You’ll be able to program the XIAO platform utilizing the the Arduino IDE, or you’ll be able to go together with CircuitPython. If wanted, there are many libraries and examples for each platforms. The ClockAThing is pre-flashed with the favored FastLED Pride2015 demo which provides a superb demonstration of its capabilities on arrival.

The board has a few push buttons linked to GPIO pins 7 and eight that are helpful for constructing interactions into your show. We will think about utilizing these for enter capabilities comparable to setting the time if you happen to do create a clock show, or advancing by completely different patterns and colors when issues get a bit extra summary. You’ll be able to individually energy the XIAO by way of the USB C connector if you end up flashing and tinkering with code, however a separate barrel jack connector is  rated for as much as 9 amps at 5V and is required to energy all of the LEDs when operating. Add a little bit of aptitude to your workspace or add an interactive ornament to your own home with the ClockAThing!



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