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Safe to power LED strip via ESP32 GPIO

I want to rewire a battery powered LED strip (as shown in the picture below) to power via an ESP32's GPIO pin. I have a ESP32 NodeMCU Development Board, powered via USB. The LED strip has specified 3,...
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Issue with bluetooth and a large number LED strip

I want to be able to control multiple LED strip via bluetooth with one arduino. I coded my own android app and everything work fine with one or two led strip with few pixel. But as soon as I had to ...
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My LED display fails with MSGEQ7 output stuck

I have an Arduino setup with a pro-mini, a MSGEQ7, and a auto-gain mic. Even if I remove the audio input to the MSGEQ7 remains the same in the 890s (out of 1024). It's the same on each of two new ...
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Create a 7 segment display out of controllable LED strips to display digits

Highschool newbie here I'm trying to create a 7 segment two-digit display (88 shaped) to display the number of times a distance sensor detects something passing in front of it Here's what I've done so ...
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LED Music Visualiser

I am trying to create my own LED music visualiser for a university project but I can't seem to find anything I am looking for in terms of circuitry that I need for the project. I am using a teensy ...
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Troubleshooting WS2812b LED strip with toggle on/off button

I have a very rudimentary setup with an arduino nano, an LED strip, a pushbutton and a resistor. I was trying to use the pushbutton as a toggle, using this code #include <stdio.h> #include <...
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ESP32 light strips showing incorrect colours

I bought some individually addressable LED strips (a large reel). To keep the cost down they are WS2811 and it's one chip per 6 leds. I don't know the cheapness or LED styl makes any difference to the ...
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Is this a feasible circuit?

The last couple months I’ve been working on this project, I’m nearing its end and I’m getting really excited! However, this is still pretty new to me and so I was hoping my electrical diagram/...
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Adafruit Neopixel Individual Addressable LEDs issue - Any and every code make LEDs go "crazy"

Hi everyone I have an issue with getting these LEDs to cooperate. I'm using a 470ohm resistor on the data port and a capacitor for the power. I complied and uploaded the "strandtest"(I ...
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How to test continuity on signal wire?

I’m reassembling an LED strip, SK6812, that I had cut into smaller lengths. I don’t have a lot of faith in the connectors I’m using or my ability to solder, so I’d like to test it before I put power ...
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Pass Color to a function without using a specific Adafruit_NeoPixel

I'm initializing my strips as an array: // Declare NeoPixel strip array: Adafruit_NeoPixel strip[] = { Adafruit_NeoPixel(LED_COUNT[0], LED_PIN[0], NEO_RGBW + NEO_KHZ800), Adafruit_NeoPixel(...
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I want to create 10 levels with one button but this code shows only level 1?

#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h> const int PIN = 4; const int NUMPIXELS = 10; const int BUTTONPIN = 6; int buttonState = 0; int PINState = 0; int level = 1; int dt = 100; Adafruit_NeoPixel pixels(...
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Animation of led strip with ESP32 does not work when WiFi is in use

I am using the ESP32 for a simple project. I know how to animate an led strip using atmega328p with arduino but when I animate it on the ESP32 it does not work that great. It will be nice if I can use ...
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WS2812B LEDs start flickering after some time

I've built a WordClock with a NodeMcu and some ws2812b LEDs some time ago and it worked really well for like half a year but now the LEDs are starting to flicker when the WordClock runs longer than ...
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Why does my Arduino/Ledstrip combi not work?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am using an Arduino Uno, and WS2813 led strip (60 leds). It seems like a default schematics (except I did use a 470 uF (...
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Bicycle Tail Light project [closed]

For my college course we currently have to carry out a project of our own choice. I chose to make a Tail light system, with strobing indicators, fog-light and brake-light. The lighting uses Neopixel ...
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Pca9685 & WS2818B, 1 Nano

Arduino n00b here. I currently have an Arduino Nano set up to run 6 servos from a PCA9685 board. I'm looking to add 6 switches and 6 LED indicators to switch servo positions. What I'm curious about is ...
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First time arduino attempt. 4 switch inputs controlling 8 LED outputs

This is my first venture into Arduino. I am unsure which one to use even for this. As this will be a dedicated unit, and size is a small priority, the smaller the better. Here is more info on the ...
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Which libraries for DS1302 real time clock and WS2811 LED strip do not conflict?

I am making a custom wall-clock, and need the Arduino (Uno or Nano) to connect to a DS1302 real time clock module and a WS2811 LED chain. So I’m using DS1302 for the clock, and FastLED for the lights....
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7-Segment Display with WS2312B and FastLED

I thought of the idea of using the WS2312B LED strip to drive a custom 7-Segment display. The project will require a large number of these displays, and driving them with a single Arduino (I'm ...
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WS2811 strip not working on NodeMCU, works fine on Nano

Sorry if this is something simple, but im scratching my head over this for a while and there are a few things that have me super confused. I have two WS2811 strips lighting up my outdoor stairs Both ...
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Control LED strip via serial monitor

I've been struggling with writing a code for Arduino UNO so that I could use my phone and change the colour of the LED strip via terminal. #include <FastLED.h> #include <SoftwareSerial.h> ...
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Continous running light with fading trail

In examples of FastLED library, there's the animation of a dot sweeping back and forth, with fading trails (file "DemoReel100", animation "sinelon"). How can I alter the code so instead of moving back,...
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ESP-01S + Fastled

I am trying to control a WS2812B Led Strip with my ESP-01S board. It works fine with my ESP32 DevKit board, but the ESP-01S won't do anything :/ I couldn't figure out which 2 GPIO the ESP-01S is using ...
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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 on the Adafruit forum for Nth-Light Narrow LED Flexible Strip Light (https://www.adafruit.com/product/3683) and the image below is it safe to connect from the 12v source + a ...
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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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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 ...