Yes, it’s past Halloween, and so it’s time to start thinking about the winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or merely use the holidays to see friends and family, almost every culture decorates, and with modern decorations comes plenty of LEDs! Recently added to Tindie are these Arduino-based LED Christmas Trees which come in both pre-assembled and kit form. All you need is an Arduino Uno or Mini Pro and their provided firmware.
If you want something a bit more non-denominational, check out these gorgeous LED Light-up Snowflakes from Breadstick Innovations. With LEDs in the center and around the edge, the entire snowflake will gently glow and fade, giving a nice white glow that will add ambiance to any room!
You can even decorate yourself! California STEAM has these very festive Green Wreath Earrings! They are brightly coloured and controlled by an ATtiny202 — one of the smallest microcontrollers around! This means you can reprogram them to flash, fade, or blink in just about any manner you want.
If you want even more ideas, be sure to check out the Tindie frontpage over the coming weeks. Every year we see more cool decorations and kits for the holidays!