An Arduino nightlight that looks like a bunny.
I was inspired by [this blog post] on Sparkfun. However, I wanted to do something more complex in terms of lightning. The bunny shape was laser cut from acrylic and a simple board was assembled to host two RGB LEDs that connected, along with a button to an Arduno Nano board.
There are three modes for this nighlight:
- solid color (five colors pre-loaded; those can be rotated through by a short button press) The single button press controls the light mode:
- pulsating color (same five colors; those can also be rotated through by a short button press)
- crossfading light (uses the same five colors).
The long button press activates one of the sleep mode durations (turning the light off after 15 / 30 / 60 minutes). A short button press after the sleep mode was activated will cancel it.
- Eagle schematics for the board1
- Arduino sketch
What's Not Included
- The bunny shape vector was not included; you can purchase one from a variery of sites, and it does not even have to be a bunny!
1 Funny story. I only had a chance to make two iterations of the board and it was my very first time manufacturing a PCB. Being a lengthy and expensive process, I never had the patience to wait for the last iteration of the board to arrive and instead made the LED circuit using a piece of prototyping board. I also used an Arduino Nano instead of a standalone controller that's present in the circuit diagram. Long story short - the circuit included here is about right, but I am not sure if the PCB actually works since it was not untested. ↩ [this blog post]:https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/elasto-nightlight