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February 18, 2014 AT 7:00 am

From the Forums: Happy Birthday Light Painting with NeoPixel Painter Tutorial #arduino

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iBucky shared an excellent birthday light painting created using the Adafruit NeoPixel Painter tutorial on the Adafruit Forums!

I recently built the NeoPixel Painter and want to say that tutorial was great. I had no issues putting mine together. I made one modification, I used a 1 x 3/4″ x 42″ piece of wood which I routed out a groove for the NeoPixel strip to fit in flush to remove side light from the LEDs.

We had a blast with it over the weekend at my daughter’s birthday party, see sample below. In addition to the birthday wish banner we used it for a magical animal that appeared in the air to answer questions for a scavenger hunt. We anticipate more animals and objects to appear in the air in time!

Thank you for a great tutorial!
Having fun painting the night sky!

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