Nov 252011

Hexascroller ? LEDs

Adam and I upgraded Hexascroller to control 5 m of Adafruit RGB LED strip through a spare serial port connected to a Teensy 2.0 that drives the strip via SPI. Now when a new message is displayed, the accent lights switch to a bright flashing mode to attract attention, then they will return to soothing, slow color changing mode.

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RGB LED strip accent lighting

Teensy driving RGB LED strip

Hack Friday

ribbon of color

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  • ericskiff

    This is so freaking awesome.

  • ericskiff

    This is so freaking awesome.

  • JesusM

    i know its a little late but… im trying to make a sign, somewhat like the ones on the gas stations but for a money exchange rate in my country, i have 20m of WS2801 led strips and the T1000S controller but i want to change it on a daily basis and i dont want to have to write the SD card each time, i also own an arduino mega 2560 and i tryed to connect it to GLEDIATOR but i couldnt make them work together. How are you sending the information to the strips?

    P.S. my strips are connected in the following order