Adafruit is open and shipping! Let's build back better, together!
0

Control white addressable LEDs with Fadecandy
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.

Control white addressable LEDs with Fadecandy

by mikelatiolais on Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:54 pm

Is there a way to control the white 5050 LEDs(item 682) via a Fadecandy board? I assume that I would need to create a board with a WS2812 or WS2813 controller chip. Would that work?

mikelatiolais
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Re: Control white addressable LEDs with Fadecandy

by adafruit_support_carter on Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:08 pm

Correct. That LED is just an LED (actually 3 LEDs), no smarts. See diagram at bottom of product page. So you would need to also add an appropriate controller IC. Something like this:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1378
And then maybe some minor software hacks to address all 3 LEDs via RGB addressing.

It'd be worth working up a prototype and verifying before making them in large quantities.

adafruit_support_carter
 
Posts: 18117
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:45 pm

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.