September 24, 2014

Add stars to your ceiling with Arduino

After returning from a rural holiday, Instructables member enelson8 missed the starry skies that were uncluttered by light and air pollution - and turned to the world of Arduino and 3D printing to recreate the stars in his own room.

By fitting Arduino-controlled LEDs to foam roof tiles, which are held together and to the ceiliing with the aid of 3D-printed brackets, the user can create visual flickering and blinking effects with the LEDs. Doing so can also help with sleep and relaxation, realising another benefit from the project.

Getting started is simple, as there is detailed instructions and links to the files required to print the brackets and an Arduino housing from the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're interested in experimenting with Arduino and LEDs, get a pack of RGB LEDs. They're lots more fun than single-colour units - we're offering large and bright 8mm diameter RGB LEDs:

They're in the common-anode format and look great when lit up. Ideal for colour-mixing and creating displays of all sorts. For more information and to order, visit the product page

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