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This tutorial from Alex Glow on Hackster.io has it ALL!
Whether you’re going to that thing in the desert, or just keeping safe and visible around town, you can definitely find an excuse to light some stuff up! This tutorial is going to focus on LED strip lights, but I’ll start with a bunch of options you might not be aware of. Then, we’ll cover:
Choosing your LED strip
Supplying power and (optionally) a smart controller
Designing your system
This tutorial is for general lighting purposes; if you’re building a huge LED installation or matrix, you’ll probably need a more specific tutorial for that.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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