Using an ATtiny85 to drive WS2812 (NeoPixel) LED strips #NeoPixels @MicroChipMakes
The FacelessTech blog looks into using NeoPixel RGB LEDs (WS2812) driven by Microtech ATtiny85 microcontrollers:
I’ve been playing around with ws2812 LEDs for years, I’ve been using them more and more lately. I have been using ATtiny85 to controller them because they are small and cheap but programing them was a pain. I also wanted a easy way to test out different patterns and with different strips. I decide to remedy that and build some hardware for testing. I’ve also thrown in a few other ws2812 projects for good measure.
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