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Author Topic: LEDBlinky control of WS2812 through an Arduino  (Read 1879 times)

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LEDBlinky control of WS2812 through an Arduino
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:47:34 pm »
I've just uploaded project code to Hackaday IO which allows LEDBlinky control of WS2812 LEDs by replacing the ledwiz.dll and talking to an Arduino Pro Micro (Leonardo) over a USB serial link.
https://hackaday.io/project/16395-ledblinky-control-of-ws2812-with-arduino-spi-port

I think the WS2812 puts out too much heat to embed within a button.  However I think it may be good for backlighting, or perhaps a ring of them around a joystick?

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Re: LEDBlinky control of WS2812 through an Arduino
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 10:07:13 pm »
Does this work with an Uno and a long strip APA102 (150 LEDs) for backlighting?

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Re: LEDBlinky control of WS2812 through an Arduino
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 02:00:57 am »
Cool idea.  Just a fyi... mamehooker supports serial communication... might be a better fit for some people as you don't have to lose ledwiz functionality.