NeoPixel Digital Led strip with Arduino Mega ADK (beginner questions)
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NeoPixel Digital Led strip with Arduino Mega ADK (beginner questions)

by ArthurWulf on Thu May 23, 2013 7:26 am

Hi,
(completely new to electronics and boards)
My project goal is to set up a t-shirt with a neopixel digital led strip based display.
I would like to have a resolution of 16 * 16 and I read the regular Arduino cannot support that (only works up to ~135 leds?)

I have two questions:

Question A. Basically, I'm asking if the things I think I should purchase will serve my plan:

Plan: t-shirt with boobatron style display (16 * 16) that responds to an Android device.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2IgrGe3iHA

Planning to use:
1. Arduino Mega with ADK
2. 5 meter of Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED

Is there anything else I need? How do I power this kind of setup on the go?
Any help would be much appreciated.

Question B. Where do I read guides that will help me set up a neopixel led strip with a Arduino Mega?

Thanks!
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Re: NeoPixel Digital Led strip with Arduino Mega ADK (beginner questions)

by adafruit_support_mike on Thu May 23, 2013 12:34 pm

Using a Mega to drive the LED strips will be pretty much the same as using a regular Arduino: connect the LED strip to the appropriate pins and off you go. For your purposes, the Mega is just another Arduino that has more RAM.

For a general discussion on how to get LED strips up and blinking with an Arduino, see this tutorial: http://learn.adafruit.com/digital-led-strip
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