RasPiO Night Light – gently lights your way in the dark


RasPiO Night Light is motion-activated RGB light that lights your way in the dark. It’s a lovely build-it-yourself kit designed to be gorgeous to look at and fun to build, use and tweak.

RasPiO Night Light – gently lights your way in the dark

  • enjoy making it
  • enjoy tweaking it to your requirements
  • enjoy being greeted by it when you walk past in the dark

It’s great for providing a bit of automatic nocturnal illumination in places like your…

  • hall
  • garage
  • landing
  • workshop
  • shed

What’s in the Kit?

  • a beautiful PCB
  • a laser cut, Polar White frosted acrylic case with 4-way mounting holes
  • an Arduino nano clone
  • a PIR motion sensor
  • all the through-hole components (surface-mount components pre-soldered for you)
  • nylon nuts, bolts and standoffs
  • USB to mini-USB cable

It’s fully programmable so you can customise it to your own requirements by tweaking the Arduino sketch provided. You could also add any additional sensors or components you want, as all the Arduino ports are broken out to a second set of through-holes (labelled on underside of PCB).

Custom Engrave – Lovely Gift Idea

Add a custom engraving of your choice (optional extra) to the front to make it extra special. This would make a wonderful gift for someone special.

(Maximum engraving area 30mm height x 42mm width. Your text or graphic must ‘work’ in monochrome.) If you like this idea, a couple of the rewards include custom engraving.

Stretch Goal #1

If we hit and maintain a funding level of £10,000 the case will have two additional diffusing strips covering the long sides.

What Else do I Need?

To assemble the kit you’ll need a soldering iron, solder and snippers. You’ll also need a 5V power source, which can either be attached to the mini-USB on the arduino nano clone or 5V/GND on the PCB.

You’ll also need a computer if you want to be able to flash the software to the Arduino nano clone. (We can do this for you as a ‘power-up’ but it costs a little extra.)

There will be a “RasPi.TV-style” assembly video and full step-by-step instructions as for other RasPiO KickStarter projects.

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About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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