If you are searching for a new project to keep you busy this weekend you may be interested in creating your very own DIY programmable digital lava lamp. Created by Raspberry Pi enthusiast Julian Butler the unique project inspired by the original lava lamp from the sixties and seventies offers a fantastic alternative which is also much quicker to turn on and off. Check out the video below to see the digital lava lamp in action.
“I’ve owned lava lamps over the last 25 years and I really like them and this seemed like a really smart advancement. I was looking for a project that would force me to delve into addressable LEDs so I decided to make my own. What’s better than a lava lamp that can be every lava lamp?
I started a massive Evernote file filled with questions about how to build it, what hardware to choose, what functions it could/should have etc. I consulted with friends and pooled ideas about different modes and what they thought might be cool etc. “
“Showcasing the construction and display modes of my programmable digital lava lamp. Built with the help of Processing software, FadeCandy + Raspberry Pi hardware this lamp can respond to sound and other aspects of it’s environment via wifi etc. “
For more details on how to build your very own jump over to the official Julian Butler website by following the link below.
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