Talk:Light Patterns with LEDs and Microcontrollers

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== Dirt cheap arduinos ==
 
== Dirt cheap arduinos ==
 
  Search ebay for - arduino nano. Get a clone/compatible model on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=arduino+nano&LH_PrefLoc=1
 
  Search ebay for - arduino nano. Get a clone/compatible model on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=arduino+nano&LH_PrefLoc=1
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You can also use a small, cheap microcontroller like an [[http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-1-ATTiny-to-drive-addressable-RGB-LEDs/ ATTiny]] to drive some of these strips!
  
 
--Not the most user friendly microcontroller, but hella cheap!
 
--Not the most user friendly microcontroller, but hella cheap!
 
  
 
== Cheap LED strings ==
 
== Cheap LED strings ==
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--The WS2801 is the most commonly supported driver chipset, but the WS2811 are the up and coming new kids on the block and work just as well with the FASTSPI library.
 
--The WS2801 is the most commonly supported driver chipset, but the WS2811 are the up and coming new kids on the block and work just as well with the FASTSPI library.
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== Libraries ==
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* [https://code.google.com/p/fastspi/ FastSPI]
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* [https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-WS2801-Library Adafruit WS2801]
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* [https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel Adafruit Neopixel (WS2811)]
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* [https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoMatrix Adafruit Neopixel Matrix!!]
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* [http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_libs_OctoWS2811.html Teensy's OctoWS2811]
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== Patterns ==
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* [http://funkboxing.com/wordpress/?p=1366 Funkboxing patterns for FastSPI]
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* [https://github.com/philihp/Jubilee/blob/master/jubilee.pde Jubilee]
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* [https://github.com/stephenR/led_game_of_life FastSPI Game of Life!]
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* Noisebridge's [[LED Strip Pattern Collection]]
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* [https://github.com/fraguada/LPD8806_Strip_Patterns LPD8806 Patterns]
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* [https://github.com/edelooff/LPD8806-Miniprojects LPD8806 Projects/Patterns]
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== Controller software ==
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* [https://github.com/scottjgibson/PixelPi PixelPi]
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* [https://github.com/neophob/PixelController PixelController]
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* [http://openpixelcontrol.org/ Open Pixel Control]
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* [https://github.com/neophob/StripInvaders Strip Invaders]
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== PCB designs ==
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* [https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Flora-Smart-NeoPixel adafruit neopixel ]
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* [https://github.com/danasf/ws2812pixel dana's simple ws2812 pixel]

Latest revision as of 11:54, 11 September 2013

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[edit] Dirt cheap arduinos

Search ebay for - arduino nano. Get a clone/compatible model on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=arduino+nano&LH_PrefLoc=1

You can also use a small, cheap microcontroller like an [ATTiny] to drive some of these strips!

--Not the most user friendly microcontroller, but hella cheap!

[edit] Cheap LED strings

Again, Ebay is the cheapest, however provides no customer service..but that's why we're here anyway: 

WS2801 - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ws2811&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_PrefLoc=1&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1&_nkw=ws2801&_sacat=0
WS2811 - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ws2801&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_PrefLoc=1&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC2&_nkw=ws2811&_sacat=0


--The WS2801 is the most commonly supported driver chipset, but the WS2811 are the up and coming new kids on the block and work just as well with the FASTSPI library.

[edit] Libraries

[edit] Patterns

[edit] Controller software

[edit] PCB designs

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