Today, we build us an animated and programmable mood lamp that can be nicely used as a functional decoration. This tutorial is understood only as a suggestion, especially the design of course is always in the eye of the beholder.
Mood lamp with an Olimexino-32U4 (Arduino Leonardo compatible) and a digital RGB LED Strip (5050 LEDs with WS2811 controller) – unfortunately, the beautiful color effect is not so good to see in the photo
Sensors, like the DHT11, are virtually the senses in the world of microcontrollers. With them you can observe, for example, environmental influences, and possibly respond. In this case we deal with the temperature and humidity measurement and therefore we have almost a small weather station.
Temperature & humidity measurements with the DHT11
The Olimexino-32U4 is an Arduino Leonardo like development board with an Atmel ATmega32U4 processor, that also takes over the USB communication. The manufacturer is the company OLIMEX Ltd. from Bulgaria.