Alex GlowMoheeb Zara
Published © GPL3+

Prometheus Lamp

This little lightbulb turns on when you have a EUREKA moment! Ft. the new TinyCircuits accelerometer and NeoPixel-compatible LED.

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Prometheus Lamp

Things used in this project

Hardware components

TinyLily Mini Processor
TinyCircuits TinyLily Mini Processor
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TinyCircuits TinyLily RGB LED
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TinyCircuits TinyLily Accelerometer
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Slide Switch
Slide Switch
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Glass lightbulb container
From the Neon Museum in Las Vegas!
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Coin Cell Battery CR2032
Coin Cell Battery CR2032
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Battery Holder, Lithium CR2032
Battery Holder, Lithium CR2032
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Code

TinyIdea.ino (final sketch)

Arduino
The final sketch: flickers low while upside-down; burns bright when held high!
/*
TinyDuino Accelerometer Demo
  
Updated 15 August 2016 to use the correct serial monitor interface for
TinyDuino or TinyScreen+
This example code is in the public domain.
http://www.tinycircuits.com
*/

#include <Wire.h>
#include "BMA250.h"
#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h>
#ifdef __AVR__
  #include <avr/power.h>
#endif


#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
#define SerialMonitorInterface SerialUSB
#else
#define SerialMonitorInterface Serial
#endif

BMA250 accel;

#define PIN 3  // tinylily pwm pin 3
Adafruit_NeoPixel strip = Adafruit_NeoPixel(1, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);
int magni = 0;
int tude = 0;
int grn = 0;

void setup()
{
  SerialMonitorInterface.begin(9600);
  Wire.begin();
  accel.begin(BMA250_range_2g, BMA250_update_time_64ms); //This sets up the BMA250 accelerometer
  strip.begin();
  strip.show(); 
}

void loop()
{
  accel.read();//This function gets new data from the accelerometer
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("X = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.X);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Y = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Y);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Z = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Z);
//  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Temperature(C) = ");
//  SerialMonitorInterface.println((accel.rawTemp*0.5)+24.0,1);
  delay(150);//We'll make sure we're over the 64ms update time set on the BMA250
  
// Find the absolute magnitude of the vector of motion (shake detect)
  magni = (sq(accel.X) + sq(accel.Y) + sq(accel.Z));
  tude = sqrt(magni);
  magni = map(tude,0,180,5,60);
  if (accel.X > 190) {
    magni = accel.X;
  }
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Brightness = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.println(magni);
  colorWipe(strip.Color(magni, magni, 0), 10);
}

void colorWipe(uint32_t c, uint8_t wait) {
  for(uint16_t i=0; i<strip.numPixels(); i++) {
    strip.setPixelColor(i, c);
    strip.show();
    delay(wait);
  }
}

BMA250.cpp

C/C++
C++ library file
#include "BMA250.h"
#include <inttypes.h>
#include "Arduino.h"
#include <Wire.h>

BMA250::BMA250()
{
}

void BMA250::begin(uint8_t range, uint8_t bw)
{
  //Setup the range measurement setting
  Wire.beginTransmission(BMA250_I2CADDR);
  Wire.write(0x0F); 
  Wire.write(range);
  Wire.endTransmission();
  //Setup the bandwidth
  Wire.beginTransmission(BMA250_I2CADDR);
  Wire.write(0x10);
  Wire.write(bw);
  Wire.endTransmission();
}


void BMA250::read()
{
  //Set register index
  Wire.beginTransmission(BMA250_I2CADDR);
  Wire.write(0x02);
  Wire.endTransmission();
  //Request seven data bytes
  Wire.requestFrom(BMA250_I2CADDR,7);
  //Receive acceleration measurements as 16 bit integers
  X = (int16_t)Wire.read();
  X |= (int16_t)Wire.read()<<8;
  Y = (int16_t)Wire.read();
  Y |= (int16_t)Wire.read()<<8;
  Z = (int16_t)Wire.read();
  Z |= (int16_t)Wire.read()<<8;
  //Only use the 10 significant bits
  X >>= 6; Y >>= 6; Z >>= 6;
  //Receive temperature measurement
  rawTemp = Wire.read();
}

BMA250.h

C Header File
Library header file
#ifndef BMA250_h
#define BMA250_h

#define BMA250_I2CADDR 0x18
#define BMA250_update_time_64ms 0x08
#define BMA250_update_time_32ms 0x09
#define BMA250_update_time_16ms 0x0A
#define BMA250_update_time_8ms 0x0B
#define BMA250_update_time_4ms 0x0C
#define BMA250_update_time_2ms 0x0D
#define BMA250_update_time_1ms 0x0E
#define BMA250_update_time_05ms 0xF
#define BMA250_range_2g 0x03
#define BMA250_range_4g 0x05
#define BMA250_range_8g 0x08
#define BMA250_range_16g 0x0C

#include <inttypes.h>

class BMA250 {
public:
BMA250();
void begin(uint8_t, uint8_t);
void read();
int16_t X,Y,Z,rawTemp;
};
#endif

TinyShield_Accel.ino

Arduino
Arduino sketch
/*
TinyDuino Accelerometer Demo
  
Updated 15 August 2016 to use the correct serial monitor interface for
TinyDuino or TinyScreen+
This example code is in the public domain.
http://www.tinycircuits.com
*/

#include <Wire.h>
#include "BMA250.h"


#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
#define SerialMonitorInterface SerialUSB
#else
#define SerialMonitorInterface Serial
#endif

BMA250 accel;


void setup()
{
  SerialMonitorInterface.begin(9600);
  Wire.begin();
  accel.begin(BMA250_range_2g, BMA250_update_time_64ms); //This sets up the BMA250 accelerometer
}

void loop()
{
  accel.read();//This function gets new data from the accelerometer
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("X = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.X);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("Y = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Y);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("Z = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Z);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Temperature(C) = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.println((accel.rawTemp*0.5)+24.0,1);
  delay(250);//We'll make sure we're over the 64ms update time set on the BMA250
}

TinyFirefly.ino

Arduino
Firefly code! Glows dimly unless shaken with vigor. Uses "absolute magnitude of vector" of acceleration (h/t Nick Pisarro!).
/*
TinyDuino Accelerometer Demo
  
Updated 15 August 2016 to use the correct serial monitor interface for
TinyDuino or TinyScreen+
This example code is in the public domain.
http://www.tinycircuits.com
*/

#include <Wire.h>
#include "BMA250.h"
#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h>
#ifdef __AVR__
  #include <avr/power.h>
#endif


#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
#define SerialMonitorInterface SerialUSB
#else
#define SerialMonitorInterface Serial
#endif

BMA250 accel;

#define PIN 3  // tinylily pwm pin 3
Adafruit_NeoPixel strip = Adafruit_NeoPixel(1, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);
int magni = 0;
int tude = 0;
int grn = 0;

void setup()
{
  SerialMonitorInterface.begin(9600);
  Wire.begin();
  accel.begin(BMA250_range_2g, BMA250_update_time_64ms); //This sets up the BMA250 accelerometer
  strip.begin();
  strip.show(); 
}

void loop()
{
  accel.read();//This function gets new data from the accelerometer
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("X = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.X);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Y = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Y);
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Z = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.print(accel.Z);
//  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Temperature(C) = ");
//  SerialMonitorInterface.println((accel.rawTemp*0.5)+24.0,1);
  delay(250);//We'll make sure we're over the 64ms update time set on the BMA250
  magni = sq(accel.X) + sq(accel.Y) + sq(accel.Z);
  tude = sqrt(magni);
  magni = map(tude,0,180,25,255);
  grn = magni * 0.75;
  SerialMonitorInterface.print("  Brightness = ");
  SerialMonitorInterface.println(magni);
  colorWipe(strip.Color(magni, grn, 0), 10);
}

void colorWipe(uint32_t c, uint8_t wait) {
  for(uint16_t i=0; i<strip.numPixels(); i++) {
    strip.setPixelColor(i, c);
    strip.show();
    delay(wait);
  }
}

Credits

Alex Glow

Alex Glow

96 projects • 954 followers
The Hackster team's resident Hardware Nerd. I like robots, music, EEG, wearables, and languages. FIRST Robotics kid.
Moheeb Zara

Moheeb Zara

29 projects • 109 followers
Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services - . Co-founder - South West Maker Festival. Hardware hacker, artist, robots, HeatSync Labs

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