when it comes to raspberry pi There’s nothing quite like the creative spark that comes each holiday season. Today, creator Zatagado presents an exciting Christmas project with a Pi. With the help of our favorite his SBC, Zatagad can control their lights. Christmas tree Use a custom web server.
This project is built around a Raspberry Pi 4, but you can easily reproduce the concept using a Pi 3 or Pi Zero W. The Pi needs GPIO to control the Christmas lights. In this case it’s a strip of individually addressable WS2812b. Internet connection to help host the LEDs, and the web server interface.
The Pi is connected to LED strips and can be controlled with custom effects. These sequences are stored on the Pi and can be accessed from any device with a web browser thanks to a server running on the Pi. Users can connect to her web interface, select different light animations, and control the effects in real time.
their reddit thread (opens in new tab), Zatagado explains how the web interfaces work together, based on his experience with the CS course he took in college. The backend relies on Flask and uses React to create the frontend interface.
According to Zatagado, plans are already underway to add even more features to next year’s project. Upgrades include the ability to choose colors, change the strips to traditional string lights, and more.