We connected 20 Sparkles and a Sparkle Baton together using croc-leads. We then wrapped these around the tree, with the Baton on the top. The croc-leads are almost a decoration in themselves!
The Crumble is connected to a Raspberry Pi, which is connected to our network, meaning we can remote-desktop in and change the lights! It’s pretty much an IoT Christmas tree.
We decided to add our big red button near the base of the tree, to allow the user to cycle through the light sequences. The code waits for the button to be pressed (in this case push to break), and then it starts a new sequence of lights until the button is pressed again – then it moves on to the next sequence.
We decided that the tree was a bit bland, especially during the day time, so we added a few more decorations to it.
And there we have it, our IoT Christmas tree, ready to be programmed by anyone in the office.