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Powering LED Strip at both ends shorts my psu?

I've got a 200 LEDs strip of sk9822's hooked up to a 5V 8A power supply. As expected, at full white, there's considerable voltage drop and the far end of the strip turns from white to amber. I wanted ...
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Dotstar strip goes nuts when connected to MIDI piano

I've got a Dotstar strip, a piano, and an UNO(w a usb host shield). I can get and properly translate data from the piano to the UNO, so I'm definitely getting the right information to the board. When ...
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ESP32 + Fastled + WS2801

I'm using the ESP32 DevkitC board with Fastlib and a WS2801 LED strip. The LED strips works fine, i connected it properly (sometimes all LEDs are on, no flickering). I Connected the light strip's ...
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Addressable RGB strip works fine individually but cannot set all LEDs to full white

I have a 5 meter strip of 12V digital RGB LEDs. The chip is WS2811 (see photo of IC). There are 50 addresses on the strip. Using the FastLED library, I am able to run the "FirstLight" example that ...
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FastLED library: How can I adjust the brightness of a single pixel on an absolute scale?

I'm using the FastLED library to control a digital RGB LED strip. While this library seems very comprehensive in capability and ease of use, I do not yet see a way to simply set the brightness value ...
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WS2812B not fully working with NodeMCUv2 [ESP8266]

I have a problem with my NodeMCU v2 board and my WS2812B led matrix with 256 (32x8) LEDs. The Board cannot be able to turn on the 191th led and stops working after the 190th without changing the ...
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ignoring potentiometer value variations

I've got a 50k potentiometer connected to an Arduino Uno. The user should adjust the hue of an Adafruit NeoPixelStrip. I've got the following code inside the loop function: int hue = analogRead(...
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What transformer should I get for 5050 10 m LED strips? [closed]

So I got these LED Strips, the user says that they consume 12 v per meter, I'm guessing the overall W is 120w so does that mean I can it use a 12 v 10A? Which one can I use for them? Thank you.
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How fast is flash reading compared to SRAM?

I'm working on a project that will eventually scale to 864 LEDs on WS2815 LED strips (three rows of 288 LEDs). I'm currently running it on an Arduino Uno with a single test strip of 144 LEDs. FastLED ...
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Using MOSI and MISO pins for multiple devices

For the device I am creating, I am hooking up an apa102 led strip to pins 11 and 13 to control each LED. But I would also like to hookup my NRF receiver to the arduino, but I also use pins 11 and 13. ...
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LED strip brightness decreases when using multiple strips

Newbie question here. I have bought a 5V, 40A power supply to externally power up some LED strips (WS2812B). The Arduino Nano is powered by a standard USB wall charger (5V). So far I have tested with ...
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Cycling through switch states

I'm making a desk lamp out of 2x WS2811 strips (attached to the triple ports at top right of board below). The brightness of the strips is controlled by a potentiometer, and the colour by a switch. ...
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LED fader function freezes and becomes unresponsive after a few cycles

My LED controller has a color fader mode that I am making. The controller's loop() function grabs incoming serial data to set the amount of colors, fade speed, mode, and other info then runs the ...
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What can I do to increase the amount of LEDs I can power with a pro micro?

I am new to arduino and have a sparkfun pro micro that I'm using to power a one meter (60 pixels) APA 102 strip. I currently power it via USB and have a program that sends lighting instructions to it. ...
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How to connect two LED strips (APA102/SK9822) to Arduino UNO?

So what I am trying to do is to connect two SK9822 LED strips to Arduino UNO. I am a bit confused about how to properly set this up so I can individualy control any led. So obviously 5V should go to ...
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Arduino is incorrectly reading serial input from C# program

I am trying to create a program to operate my arduino based LED controller. I'm pretty sure that my C# program is outputting to serial port correctly as I double checked the output in Debug.WriteLine()...
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How to read a text file line by line

I am making an LED controller that reads instructions from a text file on my computer. I need to get the arduino to read this text file line by line and put each line into the appropriate variables. I'...
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Connecting multiple led strips in parallel with arduino

I am making a led panel using led strips. Each of the two led strips are 5M long containing 300 LED SMD Striplights. I have cut each of the 2 strips into many small strips of lengths of about 38 cm ...
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Nth-Light LED Strip power connections

Based on this question https://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=140255&p=693992&hilit=nth#p693992 for Nth-Light Narrow LED Flexible Strip Light (https://www.adafruit.com/product/...
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Can't get fastled.h and remoteme.h to work together

I'm trying to make a Google Assistant controlled LED strip, but I'm stuck. I can control the on board LED of the nodemcu with Google Assistant, and I can control a LED strip too, but I can't combine ...
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Controlling a 5m LED strip with a Nano or Uno

I'm wanting to control a 12V LED strip (5m, 60 LEDs per meter) with a Nano or Uno. I know from Adafruit that I'll need some power transistors but I'm not sure that I have the right type. I have 6 ...
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Strange artifact in writing to serial while executing loop

Hope you can see this. https://gist.github.com/DevilWAH/60ad144d2858f53845ac2e80f84bb070 The main file in this is "morse-led-rfid" which is taking reading data of an RFID tag and then displaying ...
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Programming POV Display for Arduino

I can maybe work through a php/sql and css/html method of making a website to convert an image to code, but that is currently a time consuming method (which i will be taking the challenge if doing ...
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How to power Arduino nano and LED strip?

I am making a project that uses an Arduino nano and a sound detector module to power a 1m LED strip. I got the idea from this video and I am not sure how to power it. My LED strip flashes for a split ...
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Using 18650 batteries with a 3.7v to 5v boost converter [closed]

I'm looking to set up a 1-meter strip of WS2812B LEDs (60 LEDs) with an off-the-shelf RF LED controller with a remote. The LEDs want a 5V supply - I've tried running them off 3.7v but the colour ...
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WifiClient and aREST on esp32 - loop until new instructions recieved?

I've created a simple sketch for an esp32 that hosts a REST API that can be accessed via HTTP. Based on the instructions received from the client, the esp32 controls some neopixels with some various ...
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MIDI keyboard controlled LED strip

My objective is to light a led on a strip corresponding to a keyboard note. I have Arduino Uno with MIDI in module hooked up to a serial port. Piano is hooked with a standart midi cable, Led Strip is ...
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FastLED Rainbow Wheel Fade on an 8 Pin RGB Matrix

So, I have an RGB matrix (using PL9823 LEDs) that's 32 x 8 that I'm trying to run a circular spinning rainbow pattern across in a continuous loop. Now, there's lots of code online for different ways ...
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Audio Signal to LED Lights Code Speed Improvement

I wrote this code that inputs audio from a jack (DC offset at 2.5V), performs the fft on a portion of the data, and then outputs a signal to an LED light strip dependent upon which frequency has the ...
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Arduino Uno and FastLED WS2812B Glitching

I’m using an Arduino Uno and a fastLed WS2812B. I have the leds set up correctly. Every 2 seconds, the lights pause of about a second and display seemingly random colors. Does anyone know what's ...
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WS2812B LED strip + Arduino First Pixel keeps dying/breaking

I am trying too hook up a WS2812B LED strip to an arduino nano. The current strip consists of 6 pixels, and the whole thing is powered via a 5.26V Pc power supply. The problem is that the first pixel ...
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Stacks on arrays on arrays

I am trying to find a "vanilla" way of writing several arrays into one. I spent a lot of time searching for how to do this but everything that comes up is either a tutorial that doesn't cover ...
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Do I need the Ground and 5 V pin connect to Led?

I am building an ambilight. So I bought a 3 pin LED Strip which I power with the USB hub from my TV. Next step is to connect it to the Arduino Nano. Is it OK when I only use the dataport from the ...
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RGB LED strip 100m [closed]

Hello all, I'm working on RGB LED strip SMD 5050 5m This all setup is working on 12v 2A with about diagram. I want to use same connection with 100m of LED strip using Arduino. Please support ...
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FastLED fill_rainbow - Unexpected red pixel

I'm using FastLEDs builtin fill_rainbow function for generating a rainbow spectrum on an LED strip. The issue is, I get a random red pixel midway through the yellow region. I've tried it on 3 ...
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Powering Arduino and LED strips from one adapter

My project has my Arduino controlling 10 led strips. I'm going with a plan by @gre_gor that is posted here: Setting 10 RGB Strips Independently from Single Arduino ...where each strip is controlled by ...
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for() loop doesn't seem to break?

So I'm quite new to the whole Arduino coding but constructed a sketch that does work, but I think it doesn't work properly. So I'd love to get some advice on how to improve it. This script is ...
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RGB LED strip controlled through PySerial only somewhat functional

I am trying to set up an LED-strip of 30 RGB LEDs (model WS2801). The strip is connected to an Arduino Uno and an external power supply and the goal is to send colors to the arduino using PySerial ...
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How to connect an addressable (ws2811) led-strip with long cable to an adruino?

I set up a light show on my Arduino and it worked perfect when I tested it. I connected the the data line of my 1 meters (3.2ft) of addressable ws2811 ledstrip direct on the breadboard next to the ...
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Is there any problem in running Arduino logic to 12V LEDs?

I want to run a strip of 300 12V LEDs (Adafruit Neopixels with WS2811), with my Arduino. Is it safe to connect a follows, or is there some "separation" between voltage levels needed? 5V voltage/out ...
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How to measure room light without LEDs interfering?

I'm trying to measure the light in a room with a simple circuit: a phototransistor connected in series with a resistor. An LED strip changes brightness according to the brightness level in the room. ...
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RGB LED strip inverted PWM

This bug/stupidity-of-myself/problem is killing me: I'm have created an RGB strip controller that cycles through the additive-rgb-color spectrum while turning a potentiometer. I have a pot hooked up ...
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FastLed LED Strip Output Checksum

I am wondering if anyone has ever connected the output of their LED strip back to the Arduino to read and make sure the strip is functioning correctly, kinda like checksum functionality. I am using ...
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Setting 10 RGB Strips Independently from Single Arduino

I want to control 10 different 12V RGB LED strips independently from a single Arduino. As a clarification - I've setup a bunch of NeoPixels and understand how to wire and control them independently. ...
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RGB led strip is too dim

I'm following this tutorial to build an Arduino powered RGB led strip controller but I'm facing two problems: When I use digitalOutput the lights are too dim. When I use PWM the leds change so ...
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Control multiple WS2812B strips with different leds count

First of all, my English is not that good so sorry if I made any mistake. I'm using the WS2812FX, an awesome WS2812 effect library base on Adafruit NeoPixel library to make a small controller for the ...
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Lighting up long led strip no longer works when my code grows

I have a 144 LED strip - Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip 144 LED, link here: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1507 If I create a simple project, eg turning pixels on off from the serial ...
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Run 5V LED Matrix and LED Strip on one Arduino [closed]

I am fairly new to the Arduino community but have electronics and programming experience. I was able to connect and run a 5V RGB 8x32 LED matrix on my Arduino displaying some running text. Now I would ...
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RGB LED strip green LEDs cannot be dimmed to less than 50%

I have an RGB LED strip which I want to control with my arduino uno, everything works fine, except for the green LEDs. They cannot be dimmed to less than 50%, because they will simply turn off. I ...
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Attiny13 project with leds and electret microphone

I want to make a project similar to this Turn Signal Biking Jacket . But, instead of using Arduino Lilypad I want to use an 8 pin attiny13A-SH and want to use one electret microphone instead of the ...