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    Default Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Been looking at some of the terrific Xmas light displays on the net and fancy having a go at this. So need to buy sufficient individually addressible LED strings ( recommendations on what or what not to buy ) and already have a Rapberry Pi3B so has anyone here anyone done any of this or have any recommendations or links for idiot proof anim software for the Pi or Arduino board to create an anination or lighting displaty sequence ?.

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    I've had play with this used 2812b addressable strips and Wled, take a look at Dr zzzs on you tube, I just didn't get the time to spend on it in the end....

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    It would be cool to have an LED net that could be controlled to play basic animations, could put it on the front of the house and run festive scenes. I’ve never looked into anything like this though, will let you know if I see anything online.


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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Id be interested in a play about with this too, for next year

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Have a look at the WLED project on github. Arduino controlled and has android and iphone apps to go along with it.

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Yep, I've been looking into this as well, primarily to make an Ambilight system for my TV as well as crimbo lights for next year.

    If you don't want to go down the DIY route then Twinkly do some interesting stuff

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Yes looked at the Twinkly stuff and they have some really good lighting effects and movement but unfortunately at quite a price

    "With 210 LEDs illuminating the ten 2.1m drops of lights, the Twinkly curtain light is a dazzling display feature for your home - 129.99"

    or 5m 190 LED icicle lights 119.99

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Quote Originally Posted by MHP View Post
    Yep, I've been looking into this as well, primarily to make an Ambilight system for my TV as well as crimbo lights for next year.

    If you don't want to go down the DIY route then Twinkly do some interesting stuff

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    I've made the bias lighting, I used a pi, and Hyperion works well

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathz29 View Post
    I've made the bias lighting, I used a pi, and Hyperion works well

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    Did you use individually addressable LED's and does it work with Netflix / Prime video etc?

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Used a ws2812b strip and only works with external TV sources as it uses an hdmi capture device with a usb loop. I use a shield for Netflix but TV based apps it doesn't work for.

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    Looks interesting.
    I might have to make one of these myself.
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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    I'm a bit late to the party, but I watched this today on YouTube, it doesn't go into massive amounts of detail regarding the tech, but it might give you some other ideas on how to use it?
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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    just watched the video and he had me completely lost after a couple of minutes, this maths it totally out of my league

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    I have the parts on the way to me to do a similar project using LED panels. As per here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Individually Addressible LED Display - Help

    I thought LED panels would be good, Where did you get your panels and how many are you using ?

    Had to laugh at the YouTube guy, 8:40 into it he opens up his folders and theres a XXX_Mature one sitting bottom right

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