Install the IR remote library http://www.arcfn.com/2009/08/multi-protocol-infrared-remote-library.html Open arduino. File > Examples > IRrecDemo (at this point I changed HEX to DEC in the void loop, if you want ...
Hello Instructables! Here is the new build of my Infared Led Rainbow Cloud. Super easy to build, all you need is leds, resistors and an infrared sensor.
Heres what's changed - Better code - Requires a remote with fewer buttons - Wall mount - Power supply (not usb) - More detailed instructions - Schematic
I'm leaving the old one up because it requires less parts and might be better suited for some. I would consider this a beginner/ intermediate project. You should be familiar with using arduino libraries, and you will also have to play around with the IR receive codes. Don't be discouraged if you've never done that before, as long as you're familiar with the basic arduino sketches you should be able to handle this! I'm making this instructable very indepth, anyone can follow along :]
Every color in individually controlled. Ive put up 3 pictures of different shades PURPLE :]
Supplies: -Light weight, transparent container. example -Mesh Spackle tape. example -Pollyfill stuffing -Fishing line or thread to hang -Arduino -LEDs, Wires, Resistors, Infrared sensor and Remote -Battery or power source for arduino -Breadboard or blank circuit board, I used this one from Radio Shack.
Tools: -Hot Glue -Soldering iron (optional) -Wire cutter, strippers