I've seen a few people in this community make similar lamps,

I’ve seen a few people in this community make similar lamps, and finally decided to try making my own. I picked up a cheap lamp at IKEA and wired up an APA102 strip, a Teensy 3.1 and an infrared remote. I added a few patterns contributed by FastLED members, along with adjustable brightness and color.

Originally shared by Jason Coon

My latest project has been a remote controlled LED lamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNaRzPEzEGE

Source code: https://github.com/jasoncoon/APA102_Teensy_IR

That’s the Holmo lamp. I’ve got one and love it.

Which infrared sensor do you use? Any recommendations?

I just used this one from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/products/157. I’ve used them in several projects, very happy with them.

I was told that ir controllers and FasLED don’t play together… I ended up using a Pro Mini as an IR bridge.

Maybe on Arduinos, but I’ve never had any problems with IR on Teensy 3.1s.

I do think the Teensy has to be either underclocked at 48MHz or overclocked at 96MHz for IR to work properly. I don’t think it works at the default 72MHz. I usually overclock at 96MHz.

Yes, it does seem to be Arduinos… To do with timers/timing, I believe