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Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb
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Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb

by weasel79 on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 am

hey guys,
i designed this neopixel-like ws2812 LED Ring pcb, but based on the much smaller 2020 size to get a higher resolution, to be used with endless rotary encoders mostly.
Image

Youtube Demo Video

here's a forum thread with some more picture, videos and information:
midibox.org/forums

i was wondering what the adafruit community thinks of these and if there is any demand/interest to get in on the group buy or even convince adafruit to produce a refined version of this in bigger numbers.

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Re: Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:50 am

Nice looking rings! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb

by XRAD on Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:39 am

That is a sharp looking build! Read through your build thread, too. Nice work!

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Re: Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb

by siddacious on Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:43 pm

These are _really_ cool! It's great to see a fellow midibox person stop by the forum, especially with such a cool project!

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Re: Neopixel-ish high resolution 2020 WS2812 LED ring pcb

by weasel79 on Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:00 am

Thanks guys, glad you like.
I am currently considering reducing it to 32 LEDs on the same diameter to reduce crossbleed between the transparent 2020 LED enclosures. Matching light pipes are kinda hard to come by, so you need some kind of custom made masking/light pipes. Bleed is not that bad though so might leave as is in the end.
tbh my train of thought here was that if someone were to produce these in bigger numbers it would be easy to get a coated /lensed version of the 2020 made by world semi...

anyways, most likely i will go with 2812C in the end, more than bright enough at much less power consumption. any opinions here?

will send out for production in about a week, in time to grab a june discount from the manufacturer.


oh also siddacious NG FOR LIFE BROOO. THORSTEN UCAPPS IS THE OG!

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