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product advice

by mengler on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:34 pm

I want to create a star backdrop for a theatrical production. Your Flora Smart NeoPixel seems like a great solution for my project. I'd like some advice on what would be the best controller and power solution. I'd be looking at 100+ pixels on a backdrop 30' wide and 15' tall. Ideally the lights would twinkle and possibly change color but I could settle for just on or off. The ability to program it remotely via bluetooth would be fun but not necessary.

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Re: product advice

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:02 pm

These can be controlled by a Flora or most any Arduino compatible microcontroller. The Flora can easily handle several hundred pixels. One potential issue might be the spacing of them on the backdrop. 6-12" between pixels is generally no problem. Longer than that and you have to be careful with your wiring. 3' is probably the practical limit to go without additional signal buffering.

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