Let dream a baby

Low cost project to give some light effects to a sky

Sensor hacks

Sensor hacks

I am using many sensors in this project and I am not really happy with the sensitivity of them. TEMT6000 Problem: This sensor should get the value of the light similar to the human eye. The output goes from 0V (night) to 5V (direct sun light). In a room, if some clouds are present, the outputRead more about Sensor hacks[…]

Sky 99%

Sky 99%

After 2 weeks of vacation in Kreta and soldering the last LEDs, I am glad to say: “all 60 LEDs are connected!”. Here a video of the current sky with the 3 programmed animations: night, day/rainbow, rain. The app to control the sky is on the Windows Store: Download App There are 10 LEDs reservedRead more about Sky 99%[…]

Some tests

Some tests

After soldering over 30 SMD LEDs for the sky and the first platine, I made some tests to see if everything was connected right. Yes! Everything is perfect! I can hear the music and I am able to connect to the BT device with my phone! Now I need only to wait for the lastRead more about Some tests[…]

MP3 and BT modules

MP3 and BT modules

MP3 and BT Modules DFPlayer mini & HC-05 Components: 10pin connector to Arduino 2pin connector to Speaker1 2pin connector to Speaker2 (optionally, if you want 2 speakers) Logic level adapter TXS0108E DFPlayer mini– MP3 player HC-05 – Bluetooth module MOSFET (RFP30N06LE – logic MOSFET) Diode Resistor The DF player is able to drive up toRead more about MP3 and BT modules[…]

The cloud (the real one, not the virtual one) – step 1

The cloud (the real one, not the virtual one) – step 1

How to create a lighted cloud? The net can help and once you search for it you find some fantastic projects! Simple one: http://en.zockme.com/how-to-make-a-diy-cloud-lamp-with-stuff-you-can-find-in-your-house/ or: http://doityourselfhub.com/do-it-yourself-lamp-in-the-form-of-a-cloud-video/ A better one: http://www.ufunk.net/design/the-cloud/ I will try to create something like this one. Should not be impossible 😀 1. Create the framework Take a PET water bottle, cut both sides toRead more about The cloud (the real one, not the virtual one) – step 1[…]

The project

The project

After playing a lot with Arduino and  LED strips (WS2812b) I decided to create a sky plate for my baby. Arduino is now the BEST microcontroller you can find on the market to drive simple sensors. So what can I ask to do at my 10$-Arduino? Attach 4-5 clouds on the sky, each with 60Read more about The project[…]

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