Raspberry Pi plus Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2
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Raspberry Pi plus Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2

by Snakin on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:04 pm

Hey folks. Quick compatibility question for you: Can I use Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2 with my Raspberry Pi? I've been at the research for a few days and I'm not quite getting my head around the communication aspects of this. I'm going to use a Flora too; I'd just like to be able to diversify with all of these awesome products as much as I can. Please advise.'.
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Re: Raspberry Pi plus Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2

by pburgess on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:59 pm

Not directly from the Pi, no. The NeoPixels require super tight timing that the Raspberry Pi can't provide (due to being a multitasking system). But what you can do is connect a simpler microcontroller (Flora, Arduino Uno, etc.) to one of the USB ports and have the Pi issue data to it, then have that microcontroller forward the data to the pixels or strip with the required timing.
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Re: Raspberry Pi plus Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2

by Snakin on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:18 am

Thanks for that.'.
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