Well, it could just as well have been any other color of the 256*256*256 colors these RGB LEDs can produce, but since today is Koninginnedag, Orange was the most appropriate color I could think of for today.
The last 2 days I started with putting these RGB LEDs in the ground, under the gazebo.
Removing the stones to get the 20 meters of cable under the terrace, grit around the poles and putting everything back in place took me 2 days and I’m still not completely done yet; I think I need another afternoon for the ‘finishing touch’.
Just for fun I made a small beginning with controlling these LEDs from my system by using scenarios or lighting sequences; here’s what the “random” color scenario looks like:
I’m also going to use a remote for these RGB LEDs; I still have an old 433 MHz remote with 8 buttons that can be re-used to select the different scenarios. This remote will be attached to one of the poles of the gazebo so we won’t need to go inside to change the lighting.
With the Arduino acting as web-interface to the hardware, my domotica system and this remote I think we can really enjoy these RGB LEDs during those many upcoming long, hot summer nights!