NEW GUIDE: CircuitPython LED Animations #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit #CircuitPython #NeoPixels @Adafruit
LED animations made super simple, and yet, easily complex!
Creating a beautiful animated display on RGB LEDs, like NeoPixels and DotStars, is simple using the Adafruit CircuitPython LED Animation helper library. It enables you to display a number of animations including comet, theatre chase, pulse, blink, color cycle, rainbow, sparkle and more. The library also includes pixel mapping and animation group helpers. The pixel mapping helper allows you to work with strips of LEDs arranged in a grid or other shape to display animations across the grid or shape horizontally and vertically. It also allows you to combine multiple sets of LEDs, e.g. two matrices, and treat them as one for animation purposes.
This guide will walk you through the key features of each animation, such as timing and and other animation-specific customisations, as well as the basics of pixel mapping and animation grouping. Time to get animating!
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