I was looking for a ready to use library to control my SMD5050 color led strip, and I stumbled across FASTLED.IO library , but after reading trough their website I didn't find anywhere the support for SMD5050 color LED strip. Does anyone knows another "ready to use" animation library? Are FASTLED.IO suitable anyway? Thanks

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    SMD5050 is just a shape of LED. It's a surface mount 5mm x 5mm package. What actual LED strip do you have? – Majenko May 28 '17 at 10:44
  • @Majenko actually I forgot..I bought it one year ago...I looked on the strip but there's nothing writed on it...how can I understand it? – FabioEnne May 28 '17 at 10:47
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    Do you have 4 connections at the end: +12V/R/G/B ? Or do you have 3 connections: +5V/DAT/GND? – Majenko May 28 '17 at 10:48
  • @Majenko yep...four connections – FabioEnne May 28 '17 at 10:49
  • Then you can't animate it. You can just set the colour of the strip. – Majenko May 28 '17 at 10:49

No. FastLED is for addressable LEDs (like the WS2812B). Yours aren't addressable. You just need to set the colour you want with the PWM outputs of your Arduino. Changing the PWM values is not hard and you don't need a library to do it for you.

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  • you are right...changing PWM value is not hardthe hard..will be achieving some of this fade functions easings.net/it – FabioEnne May 28 '17 at 10:56
  • I am sure you are up to the task of writing the ones you want. If you have a mathematical formula you can easily calculate the colour to use at any one point in time. Otherwise simple CLUTs would be easy to implement. – Majenko May 28 '17 at 10:57

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