Hi, I’m really new to this and about to work on a major LED project. I found some LED strips that I really like which are SMD3014, however I don’t see it listed as being compatible with pixelblaze v3. Can anyone confirm if that’s the case? And if so… is there another RGB strip of similar density that I can get which could work?
When you do a lot of this stuff, you start to recognize all the weird part codes and stuff. SMD3014 looks to me like “surface mount, individual chip size of 3 mm by 1.4 mm”. On the one I linked, it says “SK6812” - that’s a chip model spec that indicates the manufacturer (mostly; SK = China, likely Normand) and protocol (6812 = single data line, AKA “NeoPixel”)
It is possible to drive these with Pixelblaze (with the appropriate driver board), but the entire strip functions as a single pixel. As Jeff mentions, these kinds of LED strips only draw all the same color, they aren’t individually addressable.