Because they both have exacting timings, so the solution is to use the built in hardware peripherals of the microcontroller.
Which perifpheral? The built in PWM's of course!
With a few firmware tweaks you can use the standard neopixel code with servos together without having timing issues.
Next was the American flag, I downloaded a nice big vibrant one, mounted it to a shish kabob skewer and used what I call "Engineers Tape" aka hot glue, to mount it to the servo.
It is memorial day weekend, so we are firing up the bbq, so I just so happens to have some shish kabobs skewers. :)
Next I made a 3D printed box (using a 3d printer like this) which disperses the lights a bit better then the box you see above. It's still hard to see the colors but in person its looks really great as it cycles through Red, White & Blue!
After showing it off a bit, people loved it and asked if they could buy one or two for the upcoming 4th of July.
So, I decided to make it into a kit. Easy to build, easy to modify and all yours!
So what do you think?
I will be shipping this June 2018 just in time to celebrate the 4th of July!
Since it's so close, I'm only making 25 units.
I want to make sure I can get it to you before the 4th of July.
The kit will include:
Assembly instructions (video based)
Container for the entire project, Still working out this piece of it! So stay tuned