Tag Archives: RGB

How to use an RGB LED – Arduino Tutorial

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by codebender_cc @ instructables.com:

An RGB LED has 4 pins, one for each color (Red, Green, Blue) and a common cathode. It has tree different color-emitting diodes that can be combined to create all sorts of color! Any color is possible depending on how bright each diode is.

How to use an RGB LED – Arduino Tutorial – [Link]

10×5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins

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by Ole_L @ instructables.com:

If you wanna build a fancy led matrix display with only a few pixels, this is exactly what YOU need!

You need:
-An Arduino
-WS2812(B) LED strip
-A piece wood
-7 jumper wires
-7 female pin headers
-some capacitors
-some wires

10×5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins – [Link]

DIY FPGA-based HDMI ambient lighting

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by  Scarab Hardware :

Ambient lighting is a technique that creates light effects around the television that correspond to the video content. It has been pioneered by Philips under the brand Ambilight. In this project we will create a basic FPGA-based ambient lighting system that reads the video signal over HDMI. This means we are not limited to computer output. We can use it together with DVD players, video game consoles, etc.

DIY FPGA-based HDMI ambient lighting – [Link]

Hacking a LAMPAN IKEA lamp to add RGB light and BT

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by Jesus Echavarria:

This project starts a few weeks ago. My six years old daughter usually sleeps with a light on in her bedroom. Talking with her, we decide to hack her LAMPAN Ikea lamp to make some improvements, including a manual RGB controller to set the light colour, a timeout to turn off the light after 30 minutes without changes and a bluetooth connection to control the lamp with a smartphone or tablet. So, if you continue reading the post, you’ll see what we develop!

Hacking a LAMPAN IKEA lamp to add RGB light and BT – [Link]

Smart RGB Strip with BLEduino DIY Guide

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by dany @ elecfreaks.com:

Smart RGB LED Strip is based on the development of our BLEduino, using the Bluetooth 4.0, and the sample code written by EF men, by mobile phone APP, to control the switch of RGB LED strip, and the RGB LED color changing. The main principle is that using BLEduino mega328P chip three PWM pins respectively to control the RGB LED strip of R G B three colors. When the phone APP and BLEduino bluetooth pairing connection succeed, phone APP can control mega328P chip three PWM pins output value, then control the the color of the RGB LED strip

Smart RGB Strip with BLEduino DIY Guide – [Link]

Arduino Shields from Infineon

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by elektor.com:

Infineon have announced two shields for the Arduino development environment. The RGB LED Lighting Shield (shown left) provides three independent output channels with a DC/DC LED driver stage to give flicker-free control of multicolor LEDs. It is fitted with an XMC1202 microcontroller using a Brightness Color Control Unit (BCCU) to help off-load time-critical events from the Arduino processor. The Shield can be expanded by adding an optional isolated DMX512 interface for stage lighting control and audio nodes or a 24 GHz radar sensor for motion detection.

Arduino Shields from Infineon – [Link]

Building a 3-channel, high power RGB LED driver

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Francesco Truzzi published a new build, a 3-channel (RGB) LED driver:

I built another board, which is a 3-channel (RGB) LED driver based on an inexpensive chipset called PT4115 (you can find them on eBay or Aliexpress).
The circuit is very simple and looks like Sparkfun’s PicoBuck. However, I used beefier components and a different chip. You may say it’s pretty much the same thing, but I made it to learn some more about PCB design.
Datasheet here. LED current is set through a sense resistor. The output current I is equal to 0.1/Rs. I wanted ~300mA for each channel so I chose a 0.33 ohm resistor. If you want 350mA, choose a 0.27ohm resistor.
Each channel can be controlled via PWM (you can solder male/female headers on the board), for example with an Arduino.

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Building a 3-channel, high power RGB LED driver – [Link]

RGB LED Disco Lights

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RGB LED disco light is a simple project designed around PIC16F72 microcontroller.

This firmware is a RGB driver, as name suggests it is used to derive or light red, green and blue LEDs in particular fashion. Its main feature is the pattern shown on LEDs. It is quite difficult to describe pattern in words but we want to specify that first it will derive red then green then blue three times and then a particular pattern is shown on LEDs and again the three LEDs light.

RGB LED Disco Lights – [Link]