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Addressable LEDs vs Multiplexing for a Matrix

I would like to building a 8x64 RGB Matrix and connect it to my Arduino. As this form factor does not really exist I would need to build one myself but now I am wondering if I should use addressable ...
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Using 4-pin RGB LED strip connector with 3-pin RGB LED strip

Is it possible to use this type of connector down below to connect 2 addressable 5050+WS2812 5V RGB strips with each other? The connector has 4 pins which is probably for 12V 4pin RGB strips. My stip ...
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Arduino Nano Fried on Music Reactive Led Strip

I'm doing a project that involves an Arduino Nano, a sound detection microphone module and a RGB Led strip (individually adressable leds). I also bought an accumulator so I can connect everything ...
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NeoMatrix Button Troubles

I am creating a 20x15 LED Matrix using and Arduino Nano. My goal is to switch between different "scenes," if you will, using 4 buttons (I just need to run different code to make it display something ...
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Arduino-Controlled LED Matrix issues

I am making a 20 x 15 LED matrix, and am having some super annoying problems. I was hoping you all could help me find some answers. It is very important to note that I am following BitLuni's video ...
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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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Can an arduino Uno control led, sound and smoke?

I'm pretty new to this and I've not seen anyone answer this question yet - so I figured I would ask. I have a vape mod that is set up to expel smoke with a trigger. I want to merge this trigger to ...
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Arduino RGB IR Controller -> led always close to white

I use arduino nano. When i use this code the rgb light on the fan is showing the colors right int rossoPin = 11; int verdePin = 12; int bluPin = 10; void setup(){ pinMode(rossoPin, OUTPUT); ...
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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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RGB Matrix flickering every ~5 seconds when paired with SoftwareSerial

I'm running an RGB matrix through an Uno and trying to run it alongside SoftwareSerial so that I can integrate an ESP8266 into things. The trouble is, when I start introducing the SoftwareSerial into ...
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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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Join two rgb ledPanel 32x64 in order to get one 64x64 (How to)

Im making a project to make a pixelArt of 64x64 using two 64x32 RGB ledMatrix and Arduino MEGA This is the RGB Panel: https://es.aliexpress.com/item/32904852724.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0....
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APA106 random color when power applied

The APA106 RGB LED is usually blue when 5VDC is applied. Sometimes it is a random color when turning the power supply on and off. How to keep it a consistent color when power is applied? Normal: ...
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How to control 220V RGB Led Strip with Arduino/ESP32 [closed]

I need to control 220V RGB Led strip with Arduino/ESP32-wroom over internet. Single color led is easy (just with a relay), 12V RGB can be done with PWM and maybe external power source. But how can I ...
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MKR1000 disconnecting when hooked up to RGB 16x32 LED Matrix

This tutorial is from 2012, before the MKR1000 existed. The tutorial says the 16x32 LED Matrix panel is compatible with the Arduino Zero, which the MKR1000 is supposedly related to, so I'm thinking I ...
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LED brightness control problem

My first question here. As an example, I'm using https://howtomechatronics.com/tutorials/arduino/how-to-control-ws2812b-individually-addressable-leds-using-arduino/ code to control my lighting, which ...
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RGB LED Mode toggle - Trying to avoid using main loop()

I'd like to start by saying that I have only been dabbling in electronics (not just Arduino) for about 3 days now. I am trying to write a sketch which changes an RGB LED when a push switch is pressed....
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What type of Arduino to buy

I am doing a project for school to run 462 LEDs in 6 series (77 each) and a stepper motor altogether, I wanna know what model of Arduino I should buy (not so expensive)? I am using individually ...
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RGB LED circuit problem

I have written the following code for RGB LED:- const int RED =11; const int GREEN = 10; const int BLUE= 9; void setup() { pinMode(RED,OUTPUT); pinMode(GREEN,OUTPUT); pinMode(BLUE,OUTPUT); } ...
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Looking for some help with an RGB LED animation

I'm working on a project that is running off of a Sparkfun Pro Micro 5V. I'm trying to accomplish a color rainbow cycle animation which will have a function when triggered to fade the rainbow to black ...
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Unexplainable int behavior in encoder/LED project

I am trying to use a rotary encoder to cycle through the brightest versions of R, G & B. And it works! Red goes to blue just fine. Then G happens. For some reason, the int for green goes ...
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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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Using LDR and RGB Led to get R,G,B values [closed]

Has anyone tried using a setup of RGB LED directed to cuvette and the LDR on the opposite side? using arduino to and get the RGB values.. Currently having problems with calibration... I was able to ...
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Strange behaviour with WS2812B RGB LED Strip

I tried to use a RGB LED strip, following a guide. I connected the voltage pin to the Arduino UNO 5v pin, the ground pin to the GRN pin and I used the pin 5 for DIN. I used this image as reference: ...
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Trying to measure change in light levels over time [closed]

I have two LDR's attached to my Arduino Uno and an RGB LED as an output component. The two LDR's are at different offboard heights in order to see the change in light between them. I want to code on ...
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WS2812B only works while I measure the voltage

I'm going crazy, there is clearly something I'm missing here. I have a NodeMCU V3.0 and a 5V LED strip WS2812B with 10 diodes. I tested this first with a 5V 0.3A power supply, only powering 3 diodes, ...
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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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RGB LED lights and Arduino [closed]

I am doing my thesis project which is a kinetic light/sound sculpture. My first step is to learn how to work with RGB LED lights and how to choose them and what other kinds of equipment I need. I ...
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Arduino RGB LED not working all the time?

I was creating an RGB LED System with one 1 RGB LED controlled by an IR Remote. I wanted to assign a button to trigger a mood-light which cycles through the rainbow, and that works fine. But when I ...
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Addressable RGB LED Strip

I am looking to create an addressable RGB LED strip circuit with my NodeMCU v3 Wi-Fi. I am looking at a strip of 150 RGB LEDs, 5 meters long, so 30 LED/m. But I am only going to use about 50 LEDs for ...
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How would I go about powering addressable RGB LED light strip? [Arduino Nano] [closed]

The addressable RGB LED I have is WS2812B. I plan on controlling the LEDs via an Arduino nano. I have a total of 188 LEDs to supply power to. Would I require anything between the addressable RGB LED ...
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FastLED: Can't address led individually

I'm unable to access the first led in my strip with this code: void loop() { leds[0] = CRGB::White; FastLED.show(); delay(100); leds[0] = CRGB::Black; FastLED.show(); delay(100); } Instead, it ...
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Arduino with using Adafruit NeoPixel library set one color, fade random pixels in strip on and off [closed]

So I am trying to get random pixels to fade on and off at one color. I want to create a power moving inside an item effect. I have several examples of the whole strip fading in and out, but cant seem ...
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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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ATTINY85 with RGB LED

I'm trying to DIY about a dozen BlinkSticks (discontinued, Adafruit) pictured here I'm thinking to use a Digispark ATTINY85 to control a single RGB LED to show the status of some program running ...
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NodeMcu pins and an RGB LED

I'm using a NodeMcu for my project and am running out of pins to use. I have a MFRC522 Module, IR Receiver, Buzzer and RGB LED connected. I am facing the problem that whenever I start scanning for ...
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Multiple RGB led strips with Uno - options? [duplicate]

I know there's quite a few threads with similar answers already, but I hope you won't mind me asking anyways. One thread has what looks like a good solution but it's old and thought it may be better ...
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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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Looking to blink entire led strip

I am fairly new to FASTLED programming and am looking to make my entire LED strip blink at the same time. Similar to the Example Sketch "Blink" however all 30 of my LEDS. I might just be having a ...
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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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Fade effect analog RGB strip and NodeMCU

I have an analog or dumb RGB strip that I control with HTTP commands. I want to be able to make the strip fade between different colours when I call http://XX.X.X.XXX/fade. I want it to do this ...
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Problem with incrementing values of an RGB LED

I'm trying to use a remote control to control the red/green/blue values of an RGB LED using an Arduino Uno. Here's what I've got so far: #include <IRremote.h> #define IRPin 7 #define bluePin 9 #...
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How does an LED in an LED-strip like WS2811 know when it should be on or off [duplicate]

I was experimenting with an Arduino board and an LEDstrip WS2811 it works all perfect, but I do not understand how a particular led knows when it is called or adressed. Does every led have a unique ...
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Need help in connecting 64x32 LED Matrix

I recently got a 64x32 LED Matrix. However, I'm not sure how to connect it to an arduino uno. I tried following the docs here: https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/32x16-32x32-rgb-led-matrix....