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A handful of administrivia things:

* Because of a recent death in our family, +Mark Kriegsman and myself are going to be stepping back from FastLED for a little bit. One of the things we love about this community is how helpful all of you are with each other, and we're extra thankful for that right now. There's more in Mark's post here: https://plus.google.com/112916219338292742137/posts/5h1K2DSGd9w?sfc=true

* In light of the above, +Jason Coon offered to help out with moderation here, so I've bumped him up to moderator to help out with when g+ decides to auto-moderate posts.

* Also - I believe I have discovered what it is that's causing g+ to auto-moderate posts - it appears to do so when folks use pastebin for posting code. In that case, please use gist.github.com, not pastebin for posting code - I've updated the faq at http://fastled.io/faq to reflect this.

I'm going to pin this post, and will update it as we figure out more things (we haven't decided yet whether or not to add another admin to the FastLED github yet, for example).

Thank you again, everyone, for your support, for being a fantastic community, and for all the light.

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ULTiM8x8 is now available on CrowdSupply! Please help us reach our goal!

https://www.crowdsupply.com/maniacal-labs-wyolum/ultim8x8

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I little something we cooked up with FastLED users in mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYNyK__wYmM

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Just created a font library to use with FastLED. Download and enjoy.

https://github.com/wyolum/PixelFont

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Here is a comparison between a strip of WS2812s and some strips of the APA102 2020s in both 5mm spacing and 10mm spacing. The APA102s actually appear to be brighter because of the quantity of the LEDs, 200/meter and 100/meter.

https://youtu.be/9BHby5Nmtm0

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There's a slight difference in size with these new APA102 2020 strips. 

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If someone here wants to join the KINETICA 10th anniversary exhibition in LONDON, I'll be there with my recent piece "Window to Infinity" (Arduino, WS2812B and FastLed):

https://youtu.be/8lThJxKdzMI

If you are interested, send me a message, I can get you special discount tickets!!!
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Lately I've been having to approve a large amount of posts before they show up here. It doesn't seem to be a G+ setting we have any control of. I haven't noticed any pattern whatsoever, it happens even on posts with no links. I don't always get a notification when new posts require approval. I'm checking as often as I can, but please be patient if your post doesn't show up right away.

I'm going to try to contact G+ support. I personally would rather have to remove a spam post every once in a while. I'm having to approve far more good posts than remove bad ones.

Thoughts?

hy to every one.

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I use +Mark Kriegsman's XYmap code for the RGB Shades, and recently a few people have asked me how to adapt it for other arrays with irregular shapes or internal gaps. Manually arranging these takes a LOT of time and it's easy to make mistakes: so here is a generator that lets you create a rectangular array, remove certain pixels, and automatically create a mapping function. https://macetech.github.io/FastLED-XY-Map-Generator/
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