Sparkling LED strip is not just for your Magic Mirror
I felt like 5 years old boy looking at the Christmas tree(full of gifts, of course), when I managed to turn on LED strip from my Raspberry pi. I was cheering, clapping and felt excited. It’s extremely fun to see the physical result of your work. As developers, we sometimes work on very technical stuff like transactions, infrastructure or architecture, which is, yes, extremely interesting. Just the only visual result of them is a scheme on the paper. So, programming magic mirror with LEDs, gives you different effect.
I won’t get into too much details about physics here. I am going to tell how to attach LED strip to your Raspberry pi. Then you can use your LEDs for your magic mirror or… Christmas, disco lights or anything you can think of.