Wow this will come in handy when I get around to configuring the Imp to send I2C commands to the Adafruit 8×8 LED matrix backpack. Hopefully I can map the LED addresses easily so I can make an icon library to drive the matrix. Continue reading

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Electric Imp project.

I am working on using the Electric Imp I got from Adafruit to make a WiFi enabled Emoticon avatar. Basically it will receive code from a website and display the icon for that code on a small 8×8 LED matrix accompanied by a notification sound. This will also provide feedback through a button on the avatar to acknowledge the emoticon, and a motion detector to tell when someone is near the avatar.

So far I have gotten the Imp to receive data from a webpage and turn LEDs on or off from three independent I/O pins. The LEDs are red, green, and blue so they make different colors depending on which ones are on. Continue reading