Kilauea Cove: Raspberry Pi-controlled Active Volcano!
Check out the volcano video above, to see the Raspberry Pi-controlled volcano feature now active in my basement tiki nook, Kilauea Cove! (Or click through to YouTube to see the video in glorious 4K.)
Here is the complete list of behind-the-scenes articles on the building of Kilauea Cove:
- Part 1: History & Planning
- Part 2: Raspberry Pi LED Control
- Part 3: Paint, Reed & Bamboo
- Part 4: Shelves, Trim & Decor
- Part 5: Smoke & Lights
Previously, we decided between Arduino and Raspberry Pi, controlling a cheap DJ smoke machine and we learned how to control both Adafruit Neopixels and their older WS2801 addressable RGB pixels with the Raspberry Pi. Since then, I’ve built out the space to have a more classic tiki look, and completed what I’m calling “Stage One” of the volcano feature. This includes animated LEDs, other controlled lights, and sound effects.
I guess I wouldn’t call it animatronics, since here’s no robotics involved (…yet), only animated lights and smoke. What would you call this kind of feature?
What’s Next for the Volcano?
Phase One is finished! See the links at the top of this post for all of the making-of blog posts. Phase Two is planned for later in 2017. Keep an eye on this blog to see what I’ve got in store for the Cove.