Lets get it on Lamp. (bringin the heat…all night long!)

So I got the code and circuitry to all work correctly for my "Let’s Get It On" Lamp.  I am so excited to get it working on the reals.

Yet, i’m still havin some issues with the pants circuitry.  Sometimes the fly signal works, others it doesn’t.

*Side note: there pants have enough batteries in them to melt through the crotch.  This concerns me a bit and it could probably be wired in a more optimal way, with less batteries, but I need a break from this.  FYI: Not for actual wearing!

Here’s some vid and pics of my progress. πŸ™‚

lamp_circuit from Lynn WasHere on Vimeo.

* BlinkColorFader — Example of how to select color & brightness
*                    with two pots
* For more info on how to use pots and analog inputs see:
* BlinkM connections to Arduino
* PWR – — gnd — black — Gnd
* PWR + — +5V — red   — 5V
* I2C d — SDA — green — Analog In 4
* I2C c — SCK — blue  — Analog In 5
* Note: This sketch sends to the I2C "broadcast" address of 0,
*       so all BlinkMs on the I2C bus will respond.

#include "Wire.h"
#include "BlinkM_funcs.h"

//address for BlinkM
#define blinkm_addr 0x00

// INPUT: Potentiometer should be connected to 5V and GND
int potPin = 0; // Potentiometer output connected to analog pin 0
#define potPin 0          // analog in pins from zipper signal to control LED fade color: white to red
#define ARRAY_SIZE 5     //this is the array size
int potNums[ARRAY_SIZE];  //this reads AND stores 10 numbers from the potentiometer input.
int pot_val;              //potentiometer value from zipper position on jeans

// OUTPUT: Use digital pins 9-11, the Pulse-width Modulation (PWM) pins
// LED’s cathodes should be connected to digital GND
int pPin = 7;    //PLAY, conncected to pin8

// Program variables
int currentPlace = 0;                    //this is the total value
int placeHolder = 0;                     //placehoder for each spot in the array
int ave = 0;                             //average pot input numbers (normalize/smooth the input signal)

void setup()
  BlinkM_stopScript(blinkm_addr);  // turn off startup script
  Serial.begin(9600);              // …set up the serial ouput in 0004 format

  for (int i = 0; ARRAY_SIZE < 5; i++)
    potNums[i] = 0;                       //fills all values in the array to 0
  pinMode(pPin, OUTPUT);

void loop()
  currentPlace -= potNums[placeHolder];       //subtract the last reading from array
  potNums[placeHolder] = analogRead(potPin);  // read the potentiometer value at the input pin
  currentPlace += potNums[placeHolder];       //add to the array
  placeHolder++;                              //add 1 to the placeHolder each loop

  if(placeHolder >= ARRAY_SIZE)
    placeHolder = 0;                         //if the placeHolder goes thru the whole array,
  }                                          //then loop back to the 1st spot in the array

  ave = currentPlace/ARRAY_SIZE;             //calc the average
  //Serial.println(ave);                     // send it to the computer (as ASCII digits)

  pot_val = analogRead(potPin);              // read the hue pot

//——————————————-LED LIGHT——————————————

    //light should fade from white when zipper is up to red when zipper is down                                                          
  BlinkM_fadeToRGB( blinkm_addr, 255, int(pot_val/3.5), int(pot_val/3.5));  // adjust the green and blue to decrease with pot values


  if (ave > 600)                    // Upper third of potentiometer"s range (600)
    digitalWrite(pPin, HIGH);       //keep digital pin open if zipper is near top


  else if (ave >= 200 && ave <= 500) // Middle third of potentiometer’s range (100 – 150)
    digitalWrite(pPin, HIGH);      //keep digital pin open if zipper is in middle

  else if (ave < 100)  // Lowest third of the potentiometer’s range (50 – 100)/turn on music here (< 100)
    digitalWrite(pPin, LOW);      //put digital pin to GROUND if zipper is at bottom



  delay(50);  // wait a bit because we don’t need to go fast