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NeoPixel Stick - 8 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers

NeoPixel Stick - 8 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers - If you're looking for an affordable stick form programmable RGB LED, this item is for you. The NeoPixel Stick has eight 5050 WS2812 RGB programmable LEDs. These LEDs come with their own driver chip, all addressable via two digital pins to a microcontroller. Along with the chip is a constant current driver that ensures the LED's color and brightness stay the same even if the voltage fluctuates. The board is compatible with microcontrollers with 8MHz or faster processors such as Arduino, AVR, ARM, PIC, mBed, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions AboutNeoPixel Stick - 8 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers


Q1: What is a NeoPixel Stick?


A NeoPixel Stick is a compact circuit board that has 8 independently controllable RGB LEDs (5050 sizes) and integrated drivers. Any color, brightness, and animation pattern may be programmed into these LEDs. The NeoPixel Stick is intended to be utilized in a variety of projects, including wearables, decorations, and modest lighting applications.

Q2: What is a NeoPixel Stick's power source?


By connecting a 5V power supply to the board's VCC and GND pins, a power source may be used to operate the NeoPixel Stick. The number of LEDs that are switched on and the brightness setting that they are set to will determine how much current is needed. At maximum brightness, the NeoPixel Stick generally uses 60mA per LED.

Q3: I'm not sure how to operate the NeoPixel Stick.


A microcontroller, such as an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other similar boards, can be used to control the NeoPixel Stick. A single data line may be used to operate each individual LED because they are all individually addressable. The NeoPixel Stick receives data on the color and brightness levels for each LED via this data line. For various microcontrollers, there are a variety of libraries that make programming easier.

Q4: Can I link several NeoPixel Sticks together?


Yes, you can join many NeoPixel Sticks together to make a long strip of LEDs. The first NeoPixel Stick's input may be linked to the data line from the microcontroller, and the first stick's output can be connected to the input of the second stick, and so on. It's crucial to keep in mind that if more LEDs are incorporated into the circuit, a stronger power source could be necessary.

Q5: Is it possible to shorten the NeoPixel Stick?


It is possible to reduce the length of the NeoPixel Stick using a pair of scissors or a sharp knife. A cut line divides each LED on the stick, and this cut line may be simply cut to make a bespoke length. It's crucial to remember that each cut will result in the removal of the integrated driver for that particular LED. The remaining LEDs following the cut will thus require reprogramming to take into account the lost driver.

Q6: What are some common uses for the NeoPixel Stick?


The NeoPixel Stick can be used in a variety of projects, such as wearable technology, stage lighting, holiday decorations, and more. Some examples include creating a light-up jacket, designing a custom lamp, or adding accent lighting to a costume or prop. The versatility of the NeoPixel Stick makes it a popular choice for DIY projects and small-scale lighting applications.

Specifications: 
  • Input: 4-7 VDC
  • Colors: Red, Green, Blue, and White
  • Dimensions: 10.2mm x 51.1mm x 3.2mm / 0.4" x 2.0" x 0.13"
Library: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel
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