Besides looking damned good on an otherwise bland and ordinary desk, this project is about more than just being attention grabbing eye candy. It’s about demonstrating a small portion of our single board computer capabilities by hooking up a color sensor, RGB light strip, and enclosing it in a nice looking wooden enclosure. We’re dubbing it the “aurora boxealis”, and it’s made to stand out from the crowd at trade shows and provide a fun, interactive way to professionally demonstrate an interesting sensor, in this case a color sensor. Grabbing a color swatch from the table and placing it on the top of the box will trigger the lights to mirror that color.
The Aurora Boxealis – A Color Sensing and Mirroring Project – [Link]