I wrote a short page about the snowflake project from the end of 2017. On the page, you will find a summary of the project and the link to the repository with all the required files.
Everything is open-source, including the design files for the hardware and a base version of the firmware for the project.
You need some experience if you plan to produce your own snowflake boards, but this is a beautiful and very rewarding decoration.
Click on the following link to visit the project page:
If you have questions, miss some information or just have any feedback, feel free to add a comment below.
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