Jazz up your Christmas Tree

Christmas is fast approaching, and to spruce up the office we decided to get a tree. However, this tree is a little bit different. Are they massive flexible Sparkles or is the tree really small?

Sadly, it is the latter. We picked up the tiniest little Christmas tree, and decided it needed a bit of a Crumble makeover. 

We snipped 10 lights off of our Flexible Sparkle Strip and soldered them together. If you don’t feel confident enough doing this, you could use the whole flexible strip and wrap that around your tree, or if you want to use big Sparkles, you can croc-clip them together like we did a couple of years ago.

After decorating, you can then program your own custom light sequences! We decided that we wanted a fairly classic light sequence, lighting up random colours between red, orange, yellow, green and blue. To achieve this, we are taking inspiration from our ‘Random Colour Picker’ blog

The program is simpler than it looks. Assign a variable a number, which will define what colour our Sparkle will light up. Then set a random Sparkle between 0 and 9, to the chosen colour. Wait 10ms before doing it all again!

This is not only way way of running your lights – you could have them fading through RGB, pulsing on and off, chasing up and down the tree, or you could even make your tree interactive!

Our lovely bit of festive cheer, to brighten up the office.

Thank you all for making this our best year yet. We have many exciting things planned for next year, and we are excited to share them with you soon. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year! See you in 2020.

If you have a go at this project, or any other, we’d love to see! Get in contact with us via emailFacebookTwitter or our Forum, and we may feature your work!

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