Share this post:When Stranger Things was first released on Netflix, it felt that everyone was talking about it. It was easy to get lost in the story as a horror or sci-fi fan or simply because you loved 1980s nostalgia. Winona Ryder’s Joyce, a character played by Winona Ryder, used a string lights to communicate with her missing son Will. This was one of the most memorable moments of the show.
ITProTV’s IT guy Nate Copeland decided to make a Halloween tribute to the show this year. Instead of talking to children upside down, our lights talk with an Arduino. With a little code, they can be programmed to spell out anything we want, such as ITProTV. We thought it would be a good idea to pass on what we had learned to our members so that they could create their own versions at-home.
This video will show you how to do it quickly.

Here’s how to make your lights.

The video mentions a code library we used as a starting point called “FastLED.” They have a GitHub repository at which has parameters for how to control the lights.
The code Nate created can be used as a template. Here’s the PDF. You’ll need to convert it into a Markdown file. Stranger Things- ITProTV
That’s all. You now have a Stranger Things-themed decoration that you can program to say whatever you want. We would love to see yours, so comment below or post a photo on social media with the hashtag #STD. Let us know if there are any problems.
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