HO HO...Hold on a minute, are those RGB LEDs on that fancy tree over there?”
Yes, it’s finally here – an RGB version of our incredibly popular 3D Xmas tree!
Fantastic for Christmas making or as a superb stocking filler for the lucky geek in your life, our RGB Xmas Tree features 25 super-bright, individually addressable RGB LEDs to create your own festive frenzy of colourful blinkyness!
Control each LED individually with your code - change the colours, set the brightness, fade the light in and out or turn them on and off. Combine all of this to create an impressive light show limited only by your imagination.
Designed by Rachel Rayns, the RGB Xmas Tree works with any 40-pin Raspberry Pi and looks extra special sitting on top of a Raspberry Pi Zero!. The side ‘branches’ are push fit, sliding into the mainboard without needing a single drop of solder!
Eat the turkey, have yourself a cheeky nap then enjoy your evening coding your very own colourful light sequence. Merry Christmas!
How does it work?
The RGB Xmas Tree is super easy to program thanks to the available libraries and provided examples:
Assembly instructions available here (skip to step 8): https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/3d-xmas-tree-for-raspberry-pi-assembly-instructions.
The super-simple installation instructions are available on the dedicated GitHub page: https://github.com/ThePiHut/rgbxmastree
Orientation - make sure you don't place the Xmas Tree on your Raspberry Pi backwards! Power will go to the wrong places – and that’s just no fun at Christmas! See image below for header orientation: