LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone Workshop

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LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone! workshop

This workshop will be given:
   Day 1: Friday, 12-July-2024, 10:30pm - 12:00am, in Tobin 219 (Hardware Workshop)

Materials cost:
     $40 for materials
     No charge to observe the workshop

NOTE: You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please show up early to ensure a seat at Tobin 219 (Hardware Workshop).


Abstract

Learn how to program LED strips.
It's super easy and fun to make your life trippy and beautiful.
For total beginners.

Making an LED strip do its thing


Learn how to light up LED strips with a cheap Arduino, and make your life trippy and beautiful! For total beginners -- no knowledge needed at all. LED strips have become really inexpensive. Lots of people have created inexpensive methods of controlling their color and brightness. This workshop shows one way to control LED strips, to make them do what you want. We will use a very cheap Arduino clone. I'll show you everything you need to know to use existing programs -- as-is, or to hack on -- to control the colors in your world with LED strips.


Presenter

Mitch Altman.







LED strip tunnel at 35C3, Leipzig, Germany


Full Description

LED strips have become really inexpensive. Lots of people have created inexpensive methods of controlling their color and brightness. This workshop shows one way to control LED strips, to make them do what you want. We will use a very cheap Arduino clone. I'll show you everything you need to know to use existing programs -- as-is, or to hack on -- to control the colors in your world with LED strips.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Intro to Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LEDs
  • Brief intro to Arduino
  • How to use an Arduino to control an LED strip
  • Some demos of programs you can download


Registration -- NOT required

You do not need to register in advance to take this workshop -- just show up early to ensure a seat.:


Required Software

Please download the free and open source Arduino software before the workshop -- Windows, Linux, or MacOS are all fine!:
Arduino software


Links

More info about the LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone! workshop
Ardiuno website