Myself, I’m against consumption-as-entertainment, but I do buy things and when I do, I’d rather not give more money to a big company than I have to. SO if you find any good deals that might be relevant to the FastLED, please feel free to share them here – especially if they’re online and/or available worldwide. We’ve got quite an international community here!
5-port USB power adapter, 2 amps per port (up to 8A total), normally US$26, now US$19 with code BFDEALS5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GTGETFG/
I can’t tell you how many things I have powered off of USB on my workbench right now, but that might just be because of the cable mess.
Adafruit is 15% off your entire purchase today.
Thanks, Jon. Adafruit page on their sale is https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/11/28/welcome-to-the-black-friday-sale-15-off-plus-all-the-free-items-as-you-shop-blackfriday/
PJRC is selling the Teensy 3.1, Audio board, and 2 headers for $18. http://www.pjrc.com/store/blackfriday2014.html
I’d really like to see some awesome FastLED + Audio projects! If you get this and make something with the audio board and FastLED, please post it.
With a price like that, I hope some new people jump on it! Thanks, Paul – you know we really like the T3/3.1 and the audio board is just plain cool.
Adafruit’s roundup of #MakerDeals : https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/11/28/black-friday-deals-for-makers-our-picks-blackfriday-makerdeals/
BlinkinLabs is offering 15% off their BlinkyTape and Blinky Xmas Lights with code CM5CJ5HI1LFA.
Each is driven by a truly tiny and unobtrusive ATmega32u4 (“Leonardo”) -based board. Power is 5v, and comes in via a convenient USB connector. Easy to plug into the wall with a phone charger adapter; easy to run from batteries if you prefer. I really like the tiny, inline form factor. (And of course, like all great products, these MCUs and lights run FastLED!)