Addressable LED strips are connected to a Micro:bit, which is connected to a laptop through USB. The LED strips were coded using the Micro:bit MakeCode program with the NeoPixel extension. Once the code was uploaded to the Micro:bit, the programmed LED strips were used in art installations created by students. For use in the art installations, each Micro:bit was attached to a battery pack and connected to an LED strip in order to power and control them.
This is an interactive art installation created by a student made to resemble the rear of a car. The tail lights blink yellow when a button is pressed. There is a separate button for the left and right tail lights.
The students learned how to address individual LEDs, which led to creating their own LED animations to be used in their art installations.
A switch was incorporated into this circuit to control the LED animation modes.