I’ve been having a hard time finding what to do for my final project but I’ve finally found three ideas that I actually like. If anyone reads this, feel free to comment of give me any feedback!
Keith Haring inspired wall lamp- The lamp uses an array of LEDs to portray different colors and patterns. It would include a touch sensor to shut on and off.
Emoji Thermometer- The thermometer is supposed to inform the user of the outside temperature at any time but is specially intended know the temperature as soon as you wake up.
Old Timey Arduino Camera- The camera is supposed to resemble an 1800’s camera but with a raw, simple tech twist. Users would be able to stand in front of the object, take a picture, and watch how it appears on the E-ink screen (if it’s possible).
Let me know what you guys think! for now I think I’m more inclined to the thermometer idea but I am open to any suggestion.
Shopping list for the Arduino Thermometer
- Adafruit Bicolor LED Square Pixel Matrix with I2C Backpack- Not sure if I can array these to make a bigger display. Maybe its not the right one for the project. https://www.adafruit.com/product/902
- Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi Mini Kit- maybe this matrix is more suitable for the project but I don’t know whether or not I need another program to work with it. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2345
- Adafruit NeoPixel NeoMatrix 8×8 – 64 RGB LED Pixel Matrix- a third option! Any recommendations as for what I should use as the display?https://www.adafruit.com/product/1487
- DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor + extras- https://www.adafruit.com/product/374
- Standalone Toggle Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout – AT42QT1012-https://www.adafruit.com/product/1375
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Fun ideas, Achi! I think you should use the same tiny matricies that Jaemin and I have (the project I passed around last week): https://www.adafruit.com/product/3444 (maybe Jaemin will sell you the ones he has). You could use 4x to make a 16×16 screen for your emoji thermometer. I don’t know how many pixels are required to display the real emojis (looks it up: 32×32), but you could make some pixel art equivalent if needed.
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