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NeoPixel Ring - 16 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers

SKU: ADA1463

$18.06 AUD, inc GST

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NeoPixel Ring - 16 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
18.056 AUD

SKU: ADA1463

$18.06 AUD, inc GST
4 reviews 0 5 5
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Round and round and round they go! 16 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 1.75" (44.5mm) outer diameter. The rings are 'chainable' - connect the output pin of one to the input pin of another. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together! Each LED is addressable as the driver chip is inside the LED. Each one has ~18mA constant current drive so the color will be very consistent even if the voltage varies, and no external choke resistors are required making the design slim. Power the whole thing with 5VDC (4-7V works) and you're ready to rock.

There is a single data line with a very timing-specific protocol. Since the protocol is very sensitive to timing, it requires a real-time microconroller such as an AVR, Arduino, PIC, mbed, etc. It cannot be used with a Linux-based microcomputer or interpreted microcontroller such as the netduino or Basic Stamp. Adafruit's wonderfully-written Neopixel library for Arduino supports these pixels! As it requires hand-tuned assembly it is only for AVR cores but others may have ported this chip driver code so please google around. An 8MHz or faster processor is required.

Comes as a single ring with 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs assembled and tested.

Technical Details

WS2812 Datasheet

  • Dimensions: 44.5mm / 1.75" outer diameter. 31.75mm / 1.25" inner diameter. 25mm / 0.1" thick.
  • Weight: 3.03g

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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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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Neil - Bright and fun verified purchaser

    These rings are very bright and I dont suggest staring at them at full power. As with all Adafruit products they are easy to use and very fun to experiment with. Please do read the Uber guide to neopixel products on the Adafruit website as there is some valuable tips on how not to fry them. Things like adding a capacitor to smooth out power spikes etc. Overall excellent value for money as one of these RGB led cost almost $10 at a famous brick and mortar shop I wont mention. (Posted on 15/02/2015)

  2. Review by David - Excellent and very easy to use verified purchaser

    Previously I needed to make a glowing rings, and spent hours with various boards etc to do then. Then Adafruit came out with the Neopixel range. These are brilliant and so easy to use with their libraries.
    Although I have brought the rings, I have also brought from other sources their individual LED's with the WS2812 chip embedded into the actual LED package.
    All in all - I'll never look back on hand wiring LED arrays again.

    Also - one project I have in mind.. A LED Cube using their individual LED's. Building this and controlling it will be a dream. (Posted on 30/07/2014)

  3. Review by Rex - Very Bright, Very Easy verified purchaser

    We usually ran these at 10% power, they are that bright at full power. They are easy to solder to, easy to program using the arduino adafruit library. Be aware, as it says on the description, a raspberry PI can't run these.

    If you want, say a camera light, that is programmable with serious special effects this is an ideal product. Christmas tree decorations, bling up your computer. (Posted on 2/03/2014)

  4. Review by Rodney - Brilliant product! verified purchaser

    These rings are Brilliant! Seriously they are super bright!
    A 3 wire connection to an Arduino and a bit of code and your up and running.
    Great bling!
    (Posted on 20/12/2013)

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