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Automated Staircase RGB LED Lights

Create an awesome looking motion activated RGB lights for any staircase under $20!

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Automated Staircase RGB LED Lights

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano R3
×1
Individually Addressable LEDs WS2812
I'm going to use 26 LEDs - less than a half of the strip
×1
Motion Sensor HC-SR501
One for the bottom, one for the top of the stairs
×2
5V 1-2A Power Supply
×1
Cable Trunking (25mm x 16mm x 2m)
×2

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
10mm Drill bit
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hacksaw
Used to trim the cable trunking
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
You could use wider trunking to create the enclosure for PIR sensors instead

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

PIR Sensor case

Schematics

The connection diagram

Schematics that shows how to connect everything (replace the battery with the relevant 5V power source)
Untitled sketch bb 1myesc6she

Code

The Arduino Code

An excellent base code written by Dean Montgomery with lots of effects.

Credits

Mat

Mat

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I am passionate about technology, cycling and art. This would explain why my bike has more computing power than your average office.

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