Automated StairLights…the easy way with an Arduino Pro Mini

There are numerous examples online for how to do stairwell lights. Some are expensive, some are complicated, some are well done, but still too much for my taste. You can buy a system ready-made, which can be very expensive or DIY. If you’re reading this, like me, you’d probably rather DIY.

I first read through Erica Kane’s project which is very well done, but a bit too much to simply light a few LEDs. Surely there has to be a simpler way to accomplish the same effect. Her code is rather long and involves more than what’s needed….for me. Continue reading