This morning I gave a talk at PyCon AU in Sydney about how I built a lighting solution for my macro photography.
I want to give the resources so other people can use my code and build their own light rig.
The code is here: https://github.com/geekgirlbeta/MacroLighting/blob/master/code.py
The hardware I used for this project:
(I am in no way being paid to promote these items. Everything listed here was paid for by me and I have not received any form of compensation for any of the following products.)
Microcontroller: Adafruit Feather M4 Express – https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857
LEDs: NeoPixel Jewel RGBW (RGBW means you have RGB LED and a White LED). With this choice you can also pick cool white, natural white, or warm white. Be mindful of the type of photography you are going to be doing and make a choice that will best fit your needs. The great part here, is you have choices!
Cool White NeoPixel Jewel – https://www.adafruit.com/product/2860
Natural White NeoPixel Jewel – https://www.adafruit.com/product/2859
Warm White NeoPixel Jewel – https://www.adafruit.com/product/2858
IR (Infrared) Receiver Sensor – https://www.adafruit.com/product/157
Mini Remote Control – https://www.adafruit.com/product/389
I also used a proto-board to hold all these elements together. I can not remember where I bought this, so any proto-board which is compatible size wise will work.
I will update this blog post to include assembly and soldering schematics.