Microbit + Micro:pixel reacting to music

This post discusses a simple way to get the Micropixel-Micro:Bit combination to change the Neopixels based on the music. Using the accelerometer on the Micro:Bit to provide x,y,z values to provide colour values for the neopixels; the micropixel sits over the speaker and vibrations are picked up. 

Simple but it roughly works (see the video at the end of the post).


Code
from microbit import *
import neopixel, random

# Setup the Neopixel strip on pin0 with a length of 2 pixels
np = neopixel.NeoPixel(pin0, 32)

while True:
    pxl=11
    rd=int(abs(accelerometer.get_x())/20)
    gr=int(abs(accelerometer.get_y())/20)
    bl=int(abs(accelerometer.get_z())/20)
    t1=10
    np[pxl] = (0, 0, bl)
    np[pxl-1] = (rd, gr, 0)
    np[pxl+1] = (0, gr, rd)
    np[pxl-2] = (rd, 0, 0)
    np[pxl+2] = (0, gr,0)
    np.show()
    sleep(t1)
    np[pxl] = (0, 0, 0)
    np[pxl+1] = (0, 0, 0)
    np[pxl-1] = (0, 0, 0)
    np[pxl+2] = (0, 0, 0)
    np[pxl-2] = (0, 0, 0)


Video of it action using Revolve by cinematrix available under Creative Commons Licence (http://ccmixter.org/files/hisboyelroy/430 ).





Always obey the safety advice provided by Micro:bit https://microbit0.blob.core.windows.net/pub/jedfednb/Parent-and-Teacher-micro-bit-safety-guide.pdf 



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