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Controlling Neopixels from AIO with ESP8266
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Controlling Neopixels from AIO with ESP8266

by archieroques on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:39 pm

I have just read this tutorial:https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-io-basics-neopixel-controller/overview on how to control RGB Neopixels from Adafruit IO. However, this uses the fairly expensive CC3000 board.

Can I do this project with an ESP8266? Will I still need the Arduino, as the ESP8266 is a microcontroller? What changes need to be made? I am looking to use the RGBW Neopixels (PID 2757) - will this still work?

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Re: Controlling Neopixels from AIO with ESP8266

by jwcooper on Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:30 am

You should be able to do this with just an ESP8266 and the Neopixels. You'll want to likely try the following fork/pull request for the Neopixel library though: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel/pull/58

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Re: Controlling Neopixels from AIO with ESP8266

by archieroques on Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:17 pm

Thank you - that's very helpful.

I'm completely new to using the ESP8266, so is there any tutorials you'd recommend to help me start off with using this with the Neopixels?

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Re: Controlling Neopixels from AIO with ESP8266

by meloffbird on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:48 am

Would love an update to that tutorial! https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-io- ... r/overview

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