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

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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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How to run a Mega 2560 and 300 WS2812b battery?

I have 300 LEDs (WS2812b) which form an interactive tabletop of a coffee table. Everything is running on an Arduino Mega. For testing, I'm running all of those from a power outlet and it works really ...
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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: ...