Addressable LED strings have created it a lot easier than at any time to build enjoyable glowable assignments with all kinds of enjoyable animations. Nonetheless, if you are not going with a simple grid structure, it can be a small challenging to map your strings out in code. Panic not, for [Jason Coon] has furnished a resource to enable out with just that!
[Jason]’s website application, available below. is utilised for mapping out irregular layouts when performing with addressable LED strings like the WS2812B and other people that do the job with libraries like FastLED and Pixelblaze. If you are earning some kind of LED world, mad LED tree, or other non-gridular shape, this resource can support.
The initially move is to produce a format of your LEDs in a Google Sheets desk, which can then be pasted into the world wide web application. Then, the app handles building the necessary code to handle the LEDs in an buy corresponding to the bodily layout.
[Jason] does a wonderful career of detailing how the tool works, and demonstrates it doing the job with a bowtie-like serpentine format with rainbow animations. The tool can even provide visual previews of the layout so you can validate what you’ve typed in will make feeling.
It’s a terrific instrument that we not long ago noticed set to use on [Geeky Faye’s] outstanding necklace task. Video after the split.
My LED Mapper application now supports gradient shade palettes! Also has interactively editable pseudo #FastLED code for the sample designs. Supports conversion to/from grid structure, XY coordinates, #Pixelblaze maps, etcetera.
Code: https://t.co/riPnnRhFSF pic.twitter.com/gXgTS0L6UN
— Jason Coon (@jasoncoon_) February 10, 2022