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Nuts & Volts Magazine (March 2017)

Readdressing Smart Pixels

By Jon McPhalen    View In Digital Edition  


Most of us take smart pixels like the WS2812 for granted, but it wasn't too many years ago when such a beast didn't exist. Today, smart LEDs are everywhere, and come in a variety of styles. Improvements have been made on the WS2812, and another offering called the SK6812 series is becoming more abundant. There is a variant of the SK6812 called the SK6812RGBW that includes a fourth (white) LED in the package. It just might be time to have a look at my pixel driver and bring it up-to-date with new choices.

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