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I'm attempting to fade a strip of ws2812 7 pixels in length. Below I am using a for loop to increment the color red. I can fade it to red (from blue) but it will do it one pixel at a time or it just stays blue, depending where I move my r for-loop to. I need it to fade from color to color all 7 LEDs at once.

I get no errors.

I don't understand the process of getting NUM_LEDS leds all into x then proceeding with my color changing. Seems like I'm grabbing one pixel, fading it to red, then another...

fastLeds 3.03 library, arduino 1.0.6

#include <FastLED.h>
#define DATA_PIN 6
#define NUM_LEDS 7

#define BRIGHTNESS 45
#define COLOR_ORDER GRB
#define g 50
#define b 100
int r;
CRGB leds[NUM_LEDS];

void setup(){
  FastLED.addLeds<WS2811, DATA_PIN, GRB>(leds, NUM_LEDS);
}

void loop(){
  for(int x = 0; x < NUM_LEDS; x++){
    delay(10);
    leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
  }
  FastLED.show();
  delay(10); 

  //-------------------------

  for(int x = 0; x < NUM_LEDS; x++){
    for(int r = 0; r < 254; r++) {

if NUM_LEDS is holding the number 7 why can't I just do it like this below: leds[NUM_LEDS]?

      leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      FastLED.show();
      delay(100);
    }
  }
}
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If you want to fade all the LEDs form blue to red at the same time, I think you want code like this (explanatory comments embedded)...

#include <FastLED.h>
#define DATA_PIN 6
#define NUM_LEDS 7

#define COLOR_ORDER GRB

CRGB leds[NUM_LEDS];

void setup(){
  FastLED.addLeds<WS2811, DATA_PIN, GRB>(leds, NUM_LEDS);

}
void loop(){

  // Let's take 256 steps to get from blue to red
  // (the most possible with an LED with 8 bit RGB values)

  for( int colorStep=0; colorStep<256; colorStep++ ) {

      int r = colorStep;  // Redness starts at zero and goes up to full
      int b = 255-colorStep;  // Blue starts at full and goes down to zero
      int g = 0;              // No green needed to go from blue to red

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color

      for(int x = 0; x < NUM_LEDS; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }



      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
      FastLED.show();

      delay(10); 
  }

}
  • Hi bigjosh. Thank you for taking the time to look over and edit my code. But it isnt working. It just lights up red. no blue. no fading. was I suppose to add anything or is it complete above? – user28025 Jul 4 '15 at 4:15
  • Doh! Misplaced parenthesis. Edited- should work now. Sorry! – bigjosh Jul 4 '15 at 4:25
  • AHHH! Thank you bigjosh. Im embarrassed to say how long ive been trying to fade my led strip. Thanks again man, Youve been a big help. – user28025 Jul 4 '15 at 4:39
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Here is the initial 0-255 rainbow. I dunno if this is what you are trying to achieve but i took initiative from @bigjosh's answer. This just cycles thru each rgb from 0-255. @bigjosh does start red at 0-255 allowing for more for red colors.

void loop(){

//start from red
  for( int colorStep=0; colorStep <= 255; colorStep++ ) {

  int r = 255;
  int g = 0;
  int b = colorStep;

  // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
  for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
      leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
  }

  // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
      delay(10); 
      FastLED.show();
      }

    //into blue
      for( int colorStep=255; colorStep >= 0; colorStep-- ) {

      int r = colorStep;
      int g = 0;
      int b = 255;

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
      for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }

      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
  delay(10); 
  FastLED.show();
  }

//start from blue
  for( int colorStep=0; colorStep <= 255; colorStep++ ) {

      int r = 0;
      int g = colorStep;
      int b = 255; 

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
      for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }

      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
  delay(10); 
  FastLED.show();
  }

//into green
  for( int colorStep=255; colorStep >= 0; colorStep-- ) {

      int r = 0;
      int g = 255;
      int b = colorStep; 

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
      for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }

      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
  delay(wait_time); 
  LEDS.show();
  }

//start from green
  for( int colorStep=0; colorStep <= 255; colorStep++ ) {

      int r = colorStep;
      int g = 255;
      int b = 0;

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
      for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }

      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
  delay(wait_time); 
  LEDS.show();
  }

//into yellow
  for( int colorStep=255; colorStep >= 0; colorStep-- ) {

      int r = 255;
      int g = colorStep;
      int b = 0;

      // Now loop though each of the LEDs and set each one to the current color
      for(int x = 0; x < LED_COUNT; x++){
          leds[x] = CRGB(r,g,b);
      }

      // Display the colors we just set on the actual LEDs
  delay(wait_time); 
  LEDS.show();
  }


} //end main loop

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