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WS2812 Addressable LEDs: Arduino Quickstart Guide

This tutorial is aimed at getting some instant gratification from your WS2812 LEDs (trade name: NeoPixels). I'll briefly cover a bare-bones setup for Arduino. If you've never used an Arduino before, we've got you covered with our free, online Arduin...

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1 Sep 2017

WS2812 Addressable LEDs: Raspberry Pi Quickstart Guide

This tutorial is aimed at getting some instant gratification from your WS2812B LEDs (trade name: neopixels). I'll briefly cover a bare-bones setup for Raspberry Pi. If you've never used a Raspberry Pi before, we've got you covered with our free, onl...

Tags: addressable led leds neopixel neopixels ws2812 ws2812b

1 Sep 2017

WS2812 Addressable LEDs: Particle Quickstart Guide

This tutorial is aimed at getting some instant gratification from your WS2812B LEDs (trade name: NeoPixels). I'll briefly cover a bare-bones setup for the Particle Photon. If you've never used any Particle hardware before, learn how to get one set u...

Tags: addressable led leds neopixel neopixels ws2812 ws2812b

1 Sep 2017

Addressable RGB LED Controllers

Addressable RGB LED strips are one maker favourite that can really spruce up any project or even be the star attraction of one. These strips allow you to select the colour, brightness and state of any LED in a long strip and can make for some truly...

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27 Jun 2017

Pimoroni Blinkt: Setup and first script

Not quite sure how to get started with your Pimoroni Blinkt module? Let's set one up and have a play around! We'll guide you through the installation, open up some examples and try our hand at writing a simple program. You'll need: A Raspberry Pi...

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30 May 2017

PWM Expanders for Particle

Welcome, have you had a good day? Fantastic, unless of course, you haven’t had a good day so far, in which case don’t worry, it’s about to get better! Today we’re going to be learning about adding PWM channels to our microcont...

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20 Jan 2017

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...

Tags: dotstar led neopixel rgb

23 Nov 2016

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...

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22 Nov 2016

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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31 Oct 2016

Using NeoPixels with Particle

Life’s better in colour right? Then why are you still using boring old regular LEDs in your project, when you could be using addressable RGB LEDs. Now LEDS that have Red, Green, and Blue integrated in a single package are nothing new, however t...

Tags: electron led neopixel particle photon rgb

11 Oct 2016

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