Dec.13, 2012

Imagine millions of lights connected together. CheerLights is an ioBridge Labs project that enables people all around the world to link lights and applications together based on social networking trends.

raster designed and made his small CheerLight device which he called the CheerLCD to work with the CheerLights project to display the same color of all the CheerLights around the world.

The CheerLCD consists of a USB + Serial Backpack Kit and LCD Display. A cute CheerTree was designed and printed out on a 3D printer to hold the LCD Display with hot glue.

We utilized Inkscape for the design of the front plate, and then brought that shape into OpenSCAD to add the base and create an STL file for printing. (It ended up warping a bit but that just adds to the charm and aesthetic of the overall device.)

With a little programming the CheerLCD can now display what color the CheerLights around the world are with color and words.

(images credit: raster)

Watch the video below the CheerLCD in action. You can find the code on github/CheerLCD, and the CheerTree files on Thingiverse, if you plan to make such a cute deco for Christmas.




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