Achi’s Final Project Ideas

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!

Idea 1

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.

Idea 2

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.

Idea 3

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Adafruit NeoPixel NeoMatrix 8×8 – 64 RGB LED Pixel Matrix- a third option! Any recommendations as for what I should use as the display?


  1. DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor + extras-
  2. Standalone Toggle Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout – AT42QT1012-

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  1. Fun ideas, Achi! I think you should use the same tiny matricies that Jaemin and I have (the project I passed around last week): (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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