0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2014 12:52 PM by ryoshu

    Moon Fish

    ryoshu

       

      Background

      I have a 2 year old who is fascinated by the moon. Good Night Moon, Moon Moon Moon, going out every night right before bed to find the moon. As the weather doesn't always permit him to see the moon, I decided to bring the moon to him and build a moon nightlight. As this project progresses it will also serve as a sensor platform for monitoring enivronmental conditions in his room. An IoT night light.

       

      Inspired by the Sunfish

       

      Parts

      1x Intel Galileo

      1x Amazon.com: Uncle Milton Moon In My Room: Toys & Games

      1x FadeCandy - Dithering USB-Controlled Driver for NeoPixels ID: 1689 - $24.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY elec…

      2x Breadboard-friendly RGB Smart NeoPixel - Pack of 4 ID: 1312 - $7.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics …

      Wire wrap wire - 30ga solid core

       

      Github repo

      ryoshu/moon-fish · GitHub


      Classification

      Nodebot

       

      Build

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      The night light in its box.

       

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      Looks simple enough.

       

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      Cover taken off. 6 diffused white LEDs control the moon phases. NeoPixels will be a bit of an upgrade

       

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      Might have to remove the battery compartment.

       

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      The LED's soldering is holding the circuit board on.

       

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      Let's desolder those.

       

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      An IR remote controlled board with 6 states could come in handy for another project.

       

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      Galileo board mounting stand by kwoeltje - Thingiverse

      Print out a mount for the Galileo.

       

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      Yep. Need to remove the battery compartment.

       

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      Everything fits.

       

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      NeoPixels will fit just fine.

       

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      Battery compartment removed.

       

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      Drill out holes for the mount and hot glue it to the back side.

       

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      Bolted in and wired up.

       

      Initial test looks good. Might need better diffusion.

       

       

      Next steps

      • Add a motion sensor to detect motion
      • Add more NeoPixels
      • Add effects for moon types (blood moon, blue moon, party moon, etc.)
      • Add CO sensor
      • Add temp sensor
      • Build web dashboard