This tutorial will cover more advanced uses of the WS2812/NeoPixel LEDs with a PIC. For a different project (which itself is yet another nested sub-project… 😉 I was working on a variation of the mechanism I used to generate the WS2812 bitstream in Madison’s NeoClock. This new approach still uses the PWM and DSM modules as before but drives it with the PIC’s EUSART instead of the assembly-coded-bit-banged-PWM-edge-hopping contraption used in the clock.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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