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An RGB LED, when run in a strip, is individually addressable.

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5xWS2812B in parallel works fine in ESPHome but not in C code?

Facing a weird issue, that is probably something pretty simple, but I've went through ESPHome's code on Github and can't figure out. I've wired up 5 WS2812B controllers on an ESP8266 (Wemos D1 R1), ...
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Translating WS2812-LED-Strip-IDs when cutting up a strip to multiple parallel ones

Lets say i have 1 meter of WS2812 Strip at 60 LEDs per meter. Now i cut the strip up in to 6 single strips but keep the wiring the same and lay them out in parallel. So it would look something like ...
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CHSV arguments with FastLED

I'm trying to use CHSV with FastLED library and as I understand hue, value and saturation in the CHSV type are of type uint8_t, or 1 byte. My problem is with using variables: CHSV led = (hue, sat, ...
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wemos ESP8266 fastled webmaster slave copies the master

I have been searching for a solution and attempting to make a solution where that a wemos running an existing project consisting of using a web server to control ws2812b lights, the basic code allows ...
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5th Led wont turn on (ws2812)

I'm trying to re-use a piece of example code I found here: https://howtomechatronics.com/tutorials/arduino/how-to-control-ws2812b-individually-addressable-leds-using-arduino/ And I only have 5 LEDs ...
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Troubleshooting WS2812B LED strip

I am doing a project for my master thesis and I have 6 stripes of WS2812B LEDs each one containing 77 LEDs. I finished the design and now want to turn them on. I used an old power supply to power it, ...
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How can I make FastLED set every 2 LEDs to the same color?

I'm controlling an WS2812 LED strip in which every 2 leds is controlled together - they are setup as "eyes" in a prop. I'm looking to control hundreds of these, so in an effort to save RAM I'd like ...
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Schematic with Atmega32U4 and WS2812 Led (Smiley Shape). Does it work? [closed]

I'm new here and I'm a newbie in electronics. Since 1 year I'm playing around with Arduino (different types) and now I want to build my own thing: a smiley with WS2812D-F5 RGB leds. But I'm not sure ...
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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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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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How to make an animation with custom WS2812b?

I want to make a diy LED matrix with WS2812b (7x35). I have a difficulty to program the led animation. Is there some kind of program that has easy interface to custom the led display and generate the ...
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NodeMCU burned, did I something fundamental wrong?

I have a NodeMCU where I connected a LED strip (WS2812b, which operates at 5V). NodeMCU is powered via USB 5V. The used power adapter can supply 2.5A max. I don't have a separate power supply for ...
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WS2812 Matrix colour problem. Power?

I have 8 8x8 WS2812 Matrix LED boards connected together to make 2 16x16 matrices. I have them connected with Dupont wires. I also power the 2 16x16 with Dupont wires that are connected to a 5v 60Amp ...
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Running 5v and 12v strips together?

I want to run 5v and 12v strips and halos together, i read that with the 12v strips, give 12v to the strip but the data is always 5 volts, and tie the ground to the ground of the 5v controller? I use ...
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Methodology for designing/prototyping LED patterns

Several of my projects go through this time-consuming and tedious phase: design a LED pattern for a geometry of WS2812 LEDs implement it with e.g. FastLED write to Arduino and see results goto step 1 ...
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WS2812B LED Stripe going crazy with Arduino and External Power Supply

I have a simple connection here: A WS2812B 5m 300 leds strip 5V; A Power Supply MS-150-5 150W 5V; Arduino with a simple code to blink 10 first leds; TEST: If I connect my power supply to my LED ...
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Problem with html code in ESP8266 WebServer

Here I have a small problem: I have an ESP8266, to which I have connected a matrix of LEDs to move text (the array of LEDs is made with the tape of LEDs addressable ws2812); when you turn on the ...
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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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How to control Neopixel LEDs in parallel?

Imagine a collection of LEDs (Neopixel or otherwise) labeled 2 through 12. There may be more than 11 LEDs, so repeat numberings are allowed. I want a simple way to control them from a single Arduino ...
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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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How to deal with unusual neopixel grid

I have built a custom installation in my home with 896 WS2812 LED driven by an ArduinoMega 2560 and powered by several rails just fine. However, the installation is arranged in a checkerboard-like ...
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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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LED strip problem… getting red when expecting white with lots of pixels. Fine with 1 pixel

I have an Arduino Uno. I bought this LED strip: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019DYZNO6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Starting initially using FastLED library. When I tried ...
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Not getting pure color while using the FastLED with WS2812b

I am working with the LED strip WS2812b and FastLED library, currently I have only 3 LEDs connected in such a way that the first 2 receive a color (say green) and the last one receives another one (...
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WS2812 HELP. Need name of Unkown component [closed]

https://i.imgur.com/u5SIvLo.png I need to know what the little "thing" that i marked in blue is and how it works. Thanks. picture taken here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13282
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Do I have to wire up my WS2812 LED strip in “series”, if I want to address each LED individually?

Let's assume I want to make an asterisk (*) out of LED strips. I want to control each leg individually, while still being connected to only one GPIO pin. The layout I had in mind, looks like this: ...