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Dotstar add-on library for Matlab? Does it exist?
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Dotstar add-on library for Matlab? Does it exist?

by BeeZee on Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:54 pm

Hello,
I am starting my first-ever project using the Arduino. I would like to have a high-density LED strip (144 LEDs per meter), roughly 1.5 meters long, that is controllable through Matlab. I see online that there is a Neopixel add-on library for Matlab that should help me get up and running (link below). However, if I want to use DotStar strips instead, am I out of luck? Are there any add-on libraries or custom libraries that allow DotStar strips to be controlled through Matlab?

Thank you


https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral ... cts.Matlab

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Re: Dotstar add-on library for Matlab? Does it exist?

by mikeysklar on Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:43 am

I was unable to locate any MatLab DotStar libraries.

It might make more sense to use a NeoPixel strip since you have an existing NeoPixel library with Matlab.

If you really want to use DotStar you could make things more complicated by adding a microcontroller Arduino or CircuitPython based to send over your data from your PC to drive the DotStar strip. If you are comfortable with Python there is plenty of DotStar support so the microcontroller is not critical.

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