Open Hardware MoodLamp

Long time ago I came across this page, where Toon Beerten created a Moodlamp using a PIC16F628 µC. I remember that back then I didn’t have much knowledge on µC’s programming, so the first thing I did was to buy a Arduino board, and since that time I have been learning a lot and making many different projects with it…

Time has passed, I’ve built the breadboard prototype, then the first version, using only one layer (which is a good version if you want to etch your own PCB). Always wanted to make the project public as an Open Hardware, but due my lack of time, I never did, until I arrive in Genova. I then decided to make a second version of the board, two layers, the ability to program the µC without removing it from the socket (for programing you will need an Arduino, FTDI or USB-to-serial cable) and some available pins for those who want’s to add more features to the board, like a temperature sensor or another kind of sensor.

Here you will find the information on how to build your own MoodLamp with simple electronic components. I am also planing on selling the MoodLamp kits, if you are interested, please leave a comment below (you can always make a Paypal donation so I can buy some beers!)



[Video 01] [Video 02] [Video 03]


Documentation and Files:

Board: v2_rev0.brd
Schematics: v2_rev0.sch
Assembly instructions: Soon
Programming instructions: Soon

Updated code @ Github

If you want to download the files for the v1.0 you can get the .brd and the .sch

Thanks for reading!
And remember to share your modifications…

…Keep hacking…

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