So, most christmas decorations are kind of lame. Let's be honest here. It's usually just a random assortment of mis-matched baubles and fairy lights with less symmetry than the leaning tower of pisa. Not to mention the christmas tree up against the wall with tinsel only draped accross the visable side to save time. Yes it's true, there has been little innovation in the niche that is Christmas decorations. Until now.
The good people over at The Pi Hut in the UK have released a 3D Christmas Tree circuit board kit, and it looks awesome. You simply solder some LEDs onto the PCb cut-outs, solder the resistors and headers on, and it plugs straight into the header pins on your Raspberry Pi. Such a simple, yet glorious mesh of creativity and fun. While we won't be able to stock them in time for Christmas, it'll be good to see more kits like these which find creative ways to engage kids and adults alike with simple electronic projects.
You can download their sample code to turn the LEDs on in various ways, or write your own!
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