Jan Mrázek
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Power Your NeoPixel Strips Properly!

We, makers, love WS2812B - the addressable LEDs; however, it is pain to power them. We will show you how to use RB0004 to power them easily!

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Power Your NeoPixel Strips Properly!

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Hardware components

WS2812 Addressable LED Strip
Digilent WS2812 Addressable LED Strip
We will demonstrate it using a 5m cheap Aliexpress strip (note that even the expensive strips suffer from the red tail)
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RB0004 - NeopixelBooster
You can use 5-10 modules for these strips - depending on the expected load. You can read more about it at: https://hackaday.io/project/176744-rb0004-neopixelbooster
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Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires

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The Booster sources

GitHub repository with everything

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Jan Mrázek

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