It has been some time since my last update on Making at Seeed. Today after a long relaxing CNY holiday, I would like to share the light-up projects that we made for the Seeed10 Annual Party on Jan 26th, 2018.
It has been a tradition for us at Seeed to make a light-up project to get our entry pass to our annual party. It sounds not so good, but I do personally love this “rule” as it always pushes us to think and make something.
Interactive Greeting Display by Lakshantha
How would you greet someone at a party or event? Just say “Hello, nice to meet you. Have a great evening!”. But how can you make this greeting more interesting? Well….The Digital Greeting Display is the solution. It can light up and show a greeting message when you give a handshake or high five to someone you meet. The touch sensor attached to the palm of your hand can trigger the display when it comes in contact with the other person’s palm. Pretty cool hah!
- Seeeduino Lotus V1.1
- Grove – LCD RGB Backlight
- Grove – Touch Sensor
- Grove – RGB LED Matrix w/Driver
- Grove cables
Mac and Earl – Chinese (and Christmassy) Lion Dance Lions by Carmen
Meet Mac and Earl, together they make MacEarl – Maker. They are what I consider my debut project as a Maker! The heads are PCB boards designed using KiCad and the SVG2SZ plug-in, then decorated with cotton wool and a pair of rainbow LEDs. Mac’s body is actually an old Christmas hat that you can wear like a puppet with an Arduino nano controlling two WS2812 LED strips
- Software & Materials:
- SVG2SZ plug-in
- Arduino Nano
- WS2812 LED Strip
Magic Ball by Milo He
I used an Arduino to control the Wiimote 3-Axis Accelerometer module ADXL330 and the WS2812B Digital GRB LED Strip. Then I attached the LED strip into a pre-3d-printed ball, and put the other electronics into the ball as well. When I shake the ball, the lighting pattern will change accordingly.
An Owl with Light up Eyes by Lily
I signed up to be a macrame workshop tutor to teach
- Arduino UNO &
- Seeed Base Shield V2
- Seeed Grove – RGB LED Ring (20 – WS2813 Mini)
- Seeed Grove – I2C Hub
- Seeed Grove – Button
x.factory Sensing Light by Anson He
This is a simple light-up project with the help of using Seeed’s Grove sensors. In this case, I have chosen an Ultrasonic Ranger as my input and a RGB LED strip as my output. At first, a certain distance range is pre-set in the Arduino, and LED strip remains light up at a lower brightness. Once an object is in front of the Ultrasonic sensor (i.e. Detecting a distance), the LED strip brights up. All of the components including an Ultrasonic Ranger, a LED strip, an Arduino Nano, and a portable charger can fitted in a laser-cut wooden box.
A Dance-with-Voice Lamp by K
This is a lamp that could change the lighting patterns with the voice. As the collected voice gets stronger, the brightness and the color of the lamp will be stronger as well. A microphone ADMP401 MEMS Microphone, an Arduino and a LED RGB strip were applied to power up the lamp, while a recycled Ikea glass tube was turned into the lampshade. Thanks to the code shared by Hansjny, K saved time in coding from scratch. And here is the link to Hansjny’s code on
A Light-up Swan by Jenkin Lu
It’s a really graceful swan decorated with
Lighting Goggles by Jack Shao
Chaihuo Logo Bag by Alison Yang
It’s a knitted bag, with yellow and red yarn knitted as a Chaihuo logo. The technology that makes that bag light up is very simple. An Arduino to control one LED strip, and pre-program the Arduino to control the lighting pattern.
Apart from the
Last but not least, as a special celebration for our