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From the Forums: Arduino Controlled Christmas Tree – WS2812b RGB LED (NeoPixels) #NeoPixel

Arduino Controlled Christmas Tree - WS2812b RGB LED ("neopixels")

Adafruit forums user adavegetable  has been posting some great NeoPixel effects on the Adafruit Forums over time.

The latest is an Arduino controlled Christmas tree:

Three 50 pixel WS2812b RGB strands, multitasking three separate NeoPixel patterns from three digital output pins. This Candy Cane program is running on an Arduino TinkerKit LCD (a Leonardo clone) driving three separate 50 LED WS2812b strips. By lowering the intensity of all of the pixels (built in to the script) the entire display is powered by a 2.4A USB tablet charger through the USB input on the TinkerKit. By controlling the overall LED intensity, the onboard PTC “fuse” will not overheat nor shut down the processor.

See the Adafruit forum post for this and other creative displays with code.


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