Tag Archives: WS2812B

Importing LEDs from China — Battle with customs follow-up

Behold, the stickers of DOOM… If you should find any of these on a shipment to you, prepare for battle!

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HZA — Won the battle, but not the war

I ordered a couple of WS2812B on Aliexpress more than THREE months ago. Boy what trouble that has conjured up! The seller on Aliexpress now probably thinks I’m a crook, because I missed an email that asked me to provide … Continue reading

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ISML + WiFi — ESP8266 finally tamed, but…

Preliminary testing of WiFi control using the ESP8266 module.

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Small project #12 ⅔ — IKEA Samtid mood-light BT firmware

A user of the “new” version of the lamp has undertaken the heroic task of writing the Bluetooth code for controlling it! Here’s a sneak-peak:

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WS2812B + ATmega168 breakout — a.k.a. RGB LED RING V3

No more software PWM, no more LED driver chips, just intelligent LED pixels. These things come with integrated controllers/drivers and support 24bit colors (8bit per R,G,B). This makes projects smaller and is much easier on the microcontroller, no more need … Continue reading

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