This is the wiring I used to use the octosWS2811 with apa102 leds. note that the power is provided by a 5v power brick attached to the LEDs with a tap to the octoWS2811. The green and blue wires are used from the ethernet connector to provide the SPI connection. The black connector plugs into a socket on the LED's that was there from the factory (Ray Wu).
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Where do you find those blue screw terminal blocks, and what exactly are they called?Jun 16, 2015
- Search on Digikey for "Terminal Blocks - Wire to Board", and when you get to the list of 22921 matching parts, choose Pitch of "0.200 (5.08mm)" and "Positions Per Level" of 3 and "Number of Levels" of 1, and click "Apply Filters". That will give you a list of 321 parts. Many have pictures in the list, so you can easily see which type they are. Almost all of those 321 will work.Jun 16, 2015
- Thanks a million!Jun 16, 2015
- Hi Steve,
I want to put to same setup together do you have any code to share to help me get started?Jul 19, 2015
Have a look at the FastLED library. It comes with example programs, works brilliantly with the Teensy, and supports a whole range of LED types including APA102, WS2811/12 and many others (including support for the OctoWS2811 adapter).
http://fastled.io/Jul 19, 2015
- The idea of this connector is so helpful. Powering up Teensy from the same source save money(one less power supply), and make everything else way much easier.
I have applied the same idea powering up other projects . Thank you.Nov 28, 2015
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