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

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Manufacturer reference1426
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Best Sellers Rank 58,891 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012

Product Description

Make your own little LED strip arrangement with this stick of NeoPixel LEDs. There are 8 tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs crammed 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. 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 microcontroller such as an AVR, Arduino, PIC, mbed, etc. It cannot be used with a Linux-based microcomputer or interpreted microcontroller such as the netduino. As it requires hand-t

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By Mr. P. HAIGH VINE VOICE on 26 Feb. 2014
I bought a stack of these to build a clock. As they are made in the USA it wasn't possible to get a look at them in advance of buying but I wasn't disappointed!

First of all they are super-bright. Each pixel has separate red, blue and green LEDS, each taking up to 20ma, and boy are they bright. Turn everything on and you get eight white pixels using 0.5a of current - so you'll need to be careful with power consumption or buy a very hefty supply for your project.

The best thing about these though is that they can be daisy-chained and the packaging is designed to encourage it. Just lay a pair of these end to end upside down and you can see that the solder pads on each are designed to match up with other: ground to ground, power to power, and data out to data in.

Connecting them to an Arduino is also really easy. They are fed from a single digital serial line, which in turn is programmed by an Arduino library provided by Adafruit. Pretty much all you have to do is to tell it the length of the strip (112 pixels in my case) and then specify in RGB terms what colour each pixel should be.

NeoPixels are a great way to add colour-programmable LEDs to your project. NeoPixel strips allow you to construct long arrays of NeoPixels very, very easily.
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