Check out our how to solder tutorial for help, if this is you first time soldering. If you’ve done anything with Arduino before, you’ll be prepared to work with the WS2812.
If you’re not exactly sure what this “Arduino” thing is, or if you’re not familiar with the topics below, consider reading their tutorials: Note: Make sure to not confuse the WS2812-based IC with the APA102 addressable LEDs.
You could use a combination of male headers and breadboard. In order to get a good, solid, electrically-sound connection to the breakout boards, you’ll need to solder to the pins.
That means you’ll need at least a basic soldering iron as well as solder.
Plus they’re chain-able – the output of one LED can be connected to the input of another to create strips of hundreds of LEDs.
The more boards you have linked together, the fancier your animations can be!
In this tutorial we’re going to get you familiar with the workings of the WS2812 and WS2812B.
We’ll go over some of the ways you might want to hook up to the breakout board, Lily Pad, or strips.
What makes the WS2812B really special is the way its controlled.The APA102 LEDs are very similar to WS2812s with a few caveats: APA102s can be controlled with a standard SPI interface, and they have an extremely high PWM frequency.The APA102 requires the Fast LED library to control.We felt the need to create a dating site specific to BBW dating because we found out that there are a lot of BBW around that are very, very sexy but don’t have the confidence to meet their sexiness.Some have a lack of self-confidence, some got pestered when they were young and some just can’t be bothered to visit club after club or pub after pub just to meet the right guy.