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Breadboard-friendly RGB Smart NeoPixel - Pack of 4

SKU: ADA1312

$12.03 AUD, inc GST

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Breadboard-friendly RGB Smart NeoPixel - Pack of 4
12.03 AUD

SKU: ADA1312

$12.03 AUD, inc GST
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This is the easiest way possible to add small, bright RGB pixels to your project. Adafruit took the same technology from Adafruit's Flora NeoPixels and made them breadboard friendly, with two rows of 3 x 0.1" spaced header on each side for easy soldering, chaining and breadboarding. These ultra-bright LEDs have a constant-current driver cooked right into the LED package! The pixels are chainable - so you only need 1 pin/wire to control as many LEDs as you like. 

These pixels have full 24-bit color ability with PWM taken care of by the controller chip. Since the LED is so bright, you need less current/power to get the effects you want. The driver is constant current so its OK if your battery power changes or fluctuates a little. 

Each pixel draws as much as 60mA (all three RGB LEDs on for full brightness white). An Arduino can drive up to 500 pixels at 30 FPS (it will run out of RAM after that). Using ribbon cable you can string these up to 6" apart (after that, you might get power droops and data corruption) 

Each order comes with 4 individually controllable pixels. In the photos above Adafruit show the pixels with headers soldered on, but the pixels do not come with any headers. You can pick up some in the shop if you need 

Check out Adafruit's Arduino library at github which has some example code for driving the pixels at 800KHz

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 0.4" x 0.5" x 0.1" / 10.2mm x 12.7mm x 2.5mm
  • 0.5" (12.5mm) diameter circle PCB, 0.1" (2.5mm) total thickness
  • 800 KHz speed protocol
  • Chainable design
  • 5-9VDC power (can run at 3.5V but color will be dimmed), constant current 18.5mA per LED (~55mA max total per pixel)

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Documentation and Resources:
  • What Are NeoPixel LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digital...
  • What Are DotStar LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digitally address...
  • All About LEDs
  • Hello and welcome to our tutorial where we a look at all things LED. Now first of all, what is an LED? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is an electronic component used to convert electrical energy to light energy. This process is called electr...

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Documentation and Resources:
  • What Are NeoPixel LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digital...
  • What Are DotStar LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digitally address...
  • All About LEDs
  • Hello and welcome to our tutorial where we a look at all things LED. Now first of all, what is an LED? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is an electronic component used to convert electrical energy to light energy. This process is called electr...

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