I have some projects in mind where a strip is not ideal - single LEDs are more appropriate - even due to their physical ‘height’ in some cases compared to a strip.
I want to understand how I could ‘address’ one or more of these, treating them as separate ‘pixels’ as we do with PB an properly addressable strips.
The chip I linked…can it only address one ‘pixel’, where I could hook 50 LEDs up to a chip that could power 50 (as per your power ceiling advice earlier), where all 50 would be seen as pixel 1, as far as pixelblaze can see? Therefore I’d need one of these for every little ‘bulb’ I wanna use?
Or can such chips+PB address each ‘bulb’ as a ‘pixel’, the same way that we can do with a properly addressable strip+PB…up to the ceiling of bulbs/pixels that they can power?
Oh and a slightly different one @wizard - I thought this justified it’s own separate reply, but not its own post.
I have a lot of these teeny two-pin bulbs that have some form of internal chip that cycles them on a pretty garish cycle. I have read on Reddit that they can be addressed by 'pulsing the voltage to the ground very (ms-level) rapidly…I don’t know how to even test this on Arduino or whatever, so I am not sure if this is even true, but assuming it could be, is this something PB could handle (any differently than whatever asnwer you have for my last Qs.
Oh and WRT you selling them @wizard , and I’d love to support you…down here in aus, both price and currency make it a hard sell…and all the PBs I have ordered have arrived at my door within 2 days, often 1…no way I can get that from the US…
I have bought all my PB stuff via Mouser AU… (as far as I can recall…definitely them but maybe other big, faceless, multinational sellers, too…)
Do you make any money off what I hope are ‘resellers’?
Is there any reason I can get both types of PB and the output expander, but not the sensor board here in Aus directly?