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Control NeoPixels Like a DJ

Use an ESP8266 to control NeoPixels over Wi-Fi like a lightning technician with only free software.

BeginnerFull instructions provided1 hour1,653

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Wemos D1 Mini
Espressif Wemos D1 Mini
ESP8266_Artnet_Node works only on ESP8266, but the code could probably be ported to ESP32.
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WS2812b Matrix 8x8
Jinx require a Led Matrix of at least 4x4. It will still work fine with even 1 led.
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Resistor 475 ohm
Resistor 475 ohm
Need for the data pin (Between 300/500 ohm)
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Capacitor 1000 µF
Capacitor 1000 µF
It is recommended if you are using a large power source.
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
If you know how to use ESPTool, it isn't really required as the binary firmware is available.
Jinx

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

11Led circle

20x5 Matrix

Schematics

Wemos D1 Mini Neopixels Wiring

Code

ESP8266 Firmware

Credits

labsud

labsud

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madnerd

madnerd

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