LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone!

A workshop from EMF 2022 by Mitch Altman

On Friday June 3, 2022 at in Workshop 3

Learn how to program LED strips.

It's super easy and fun to make your life trippy.

For total beginners.


Learn how to light up LED strips with a cheap Arduino, and make your life trippy.

For total beginners -- no knowledge needed at all.

Full Description

LED strips have become really inexpensive. Lots of people have created inexpensive methods of controlling their color and brightness. This workshop shows one way to control LED strips, and to make them do what you want. We will use a very inexpensive Arduino clone. I'll show you everything you need to know to use existing programs -- as-is, or to hack on -- to control the colors in your world with LED strips.

Workshop Itinerary

* Intro to Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LEDs

* Brief intro to Arduino

* How to use an Arduino to control an LED strip

* Some demos of programs you can download

Attendees take the kit home at the end of the workshop.