For my final project I would like to take the light up climbing wall to the next level by using a blue tooth device to interact with an App. I have not come up with a title quite yet, but it would be great to use the word light and interact in it.
The prototype will be on a 8 x 4′ piece of plywood as a start. I will use 2 or 3 kinds of holds. 1 large hold-like the one I made for the previous project- and 1 or two smaller holds that I will create and make multiples of. Total there will be up to 16 holds on the wall. The large holds have 3 LEDs in them, the smaller holds will only have one each.
The first thing I started doing is soldering the LEDs together:
Once I receive the rest of the parts from AdaFruit I will connect the circuit (using JST 3 pin connectors) to emulate and test the patterns before the “wall” is built. While the circuitry and code gets worked out, I am going to be molding and casting the additional holds, which will also have to be drilled and fitted to the “wall”.
Draft parts and tools list
- 12-16 holds total (resin casts, mold in silicone) I have to find out if the resin I am using is weight bearing, also I need the actual size bolts used in climbing gyms!
- about 25 LEDs – Neo Pixels or RGBW strip
- Arduino 1, and breadboard
- Blue Fruit, blue tooth device – borrowed from becky
- 3 pin JST connectors for easier install of LEDs in holds
- BlueFruit LE connect App
Functions I wish to explore
- 3 levels of climbing on the wall, programed in 3 different colors.
- Between climbs there could be a short light show
- If time allows, maybe something happens when you reach the top and tap the last hold.
Links to prior similar work and/or tutorials
- To read and understand: BlueTooth LE Micro page
- Go back to the NeoPixel strand test code in my library and test my circuit, make sure everything is properly attached.
- This Snow Flake Sweater tutorial will help me understand how use the BlueFruit LE App
- This pixel brain cap is so much fun! Can I just make this for my project? I want one. 😉
This list is something I will probably be referencing for the rest of the semester, thank you for making us do this Becky, it is a good way to collect information and get our thoughts in one place!