Anyone in the JDM scene can inform you, spherical air vents are key real estate for round analog gauges. If you want a gauge but really don’t want to block your vent, you could take into account constructing these LED vent gauges from [ktanner] as an alternative.
The design and style is easy. It relies on 3D printing a replacement bezel for the Mazda Miata’s stock round air vents. This bezel is built to keep a NeoPixel ring from Adafruit. When built with the optional laser-slash diffuser, the parts have a around-stock look when the LEDs are turned off. It’s a elegant, stealthy mod – just the type of thing Miata owners require but in no way feel to have! (Creator Be aware: do not be mad, I was the moment 1 of you!)
With 24 addressable RGB LEDs, it is attainable to display screen all forms of details by turning the LEDs on and off and varying the shades. For illustration, you could readily develop a increase gauge that turns on a lot more LEDs at bigger increase tension. It could then be set up to flash crimson in the occasion that you surpass safe thresholds. [ktanner] has not specified any particular microcontroller for the setup — but just about any component you like can be utilized to travel NeoPixels, right after all.
If you are new to NeoPixels, you could come across a simulator valuable for producing your assignments. Meanwhile, if you are accomplishing identical function on other vehicles, be certain to strike us up on the tipsline!