Punching up “The Lab”

So, when I got to the lab today there was this…

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That’s right: a sign. Backlit by a fluorescent bulb – it says “the lab”.   No note, no invoice, no explanation.

While there is still mystery surrounding this strange, yet appropriate, object’s origin and meaning, my guess is some adoring co-worker (maybe from Finance, maybe from Design) found this at a garage sale and anonymously dropped this off before we got in.  Fanmail.

Anyways, we plug it in and it takes about 5 minutes for us to think of things we could *do* to it.

From there it doesn’t take long for Doug to whip out an Arduino board and coil of neo-pixel.

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Here it is in pictures…

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There you have it people.   Code and specs are here…

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