The Tiny, Arduino-enabled Digispark Supports CheerLights
Backers of the very popular Kickstarter project, Digispark, will love to hear that CheerLights will be supported right out of the box by plugging it into an open USB port and adding the $1 RGB shield. We will be getting our Digisparks soon, so we can’t wait to share more with you about this cool prototyping device. In the mean time, we recommend that you join their forum and interact with the growing community. As you can see, the Digispark team is swamped with putting together over 5000 Digisparks for their Kickstarter orders!
CheerLCD Displays the Latest CheerLights Color on your Desktop
Milwaukee Makerspace member, Pete, created a new desktop version of CheerLights. With CheerLCD, all you have to do is plug it into an open USB port. Once connected, CheerLCD displays the latest CheerLights color and messages on an embedded RGB LCD screen. The LCD screen is amplified by a 3D printed Christmas tree.
The results are beautiful as you can see! We also love that it has a little Perl programming to allow the CheerLCD display connect to the CheerLights API.
This is Ewen, the Cheerlights enabled ewok robot. He reacts to tweets made to #cheerlights, and lets us know how he feels about the colours you choose. Ewen is controlled using a Helion Microsystems USB interface board, and the twitter interface on thingspeak.com - Cheerlights is a project synchronising christmas lights all over the planet! Jump in!