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Using the Accelerometer with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

At the heart of every Adafruit Circuit Playground Express lies a three-axis accelerometer. This allows us to write programs that take the orientation of the board into account. We can detect orientation and acceleration on any axis. With CircuitPytho...

Tags: accelerometer adafruit circuit playground express circuitpython lights motion neopixel

17 Apr 2018

Color Matching with the Light Sensor in MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an analog light sensor, but it can be used for much more than just sensing light or darkness! The light sensor has a similar spectral response to the human eye. Its connected to analog pin A...

Tags: adafruit circuit playground express color match light sensor makecode neopixel

27 Mar 2018

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...

Tags: addressable led leds neopixel neopixels ws2812 ws2812b

1 Sep 2017

WS2812 Addressable LEDs: Raspberry Pi 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 Raspberry Pi. If you've never used a Raspberry Pi before, we've got you covered with our free, onli...

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 WS2812 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 up...

Tags: addressable led leds neopixel neopixels ws2812 ws2812b

1 Sep 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 (APA102/SK98225)?

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...

Tags: dotstar led neopixel rgb

22 Nov 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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