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NeoPixel Stick - 8 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers

NeoPixel Stick - 8 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
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NeoPixel Stick - 8 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated DriversNeoPixel Stick - 8 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
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SKU:  PPADA1426
Part Number:  1426
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Make your own little LED strip arrangement with this stick of NeoPixel LEDs. We crammed 8 of the tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a PCB with mounting holes and a chainable design. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together! Each LED is addressable as the driver chip is inside the LED. Each one has ~18mA constant current drive so the color will be very consistent even if the voltage varies, and no external choke resistors are required making the design slim. Power the whole thing with 5VDC (4-7V works) and you're ready to rock.

The LEDs are 'chainable' by connecting the output of one stick into the input of another - see the photo above. There is a single data line with a very timing-specific protocol. Since the protocol is very sensitive to timing, it requires a real-time microconroller such as an AVR, Arduino, PIC, mbed, etc. It cannot be used with a Linux-based microcomputer or interpreted microcontroller such as the netduino or Basic Stamp. Our wonderfully-written Neopixel library for Arduino supports these pixels! As it requires hand-tuned assembly it is only for AVR cores but others may have ported this chip driver code so please google around. An 8MHz or faster processor is required.

Comes as a single stick with 8 individually addressable RGB LEDs assembled and tested. We have a ready-to-go component for this in the Adafruit EAGLE library


WS2812 Datasheet
  • Dimensions: 51.10mm / 2" x 10.22mm / 0.4" x 3.19mm / 0.12"
  • Weight: 2.57g

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Amazing
Monday, 2 February 2015  |  Manne

Amazingly bright and colourful. Connects to a single pin on the arduino. You'll be up and running in seconds with the great libraries from adafruit. This stuff is pure magic.

 

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Brillant and loads of coding opportunities
Friday, 4 April 2014  |  Anthony

This is a wonderful component and ‘brilliant’ fails to describe how brightly and colourfully it glows. It is so much better than a set of ‘normal’ RGB LEDs and so much easier to set up and drive. It uses only one data pin to control the whole strip!

 

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Fiddly but fun
Tuesday, 28 January 2014  |  Neil

Soldering header pins to the stick requires a certain amount of patience and good fortune, and it's best to heed the advice on the Adafruit Neopixel web page about using resistors to prevent blowing out the first pixel,

 

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