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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Christmas Tree LED Pixel - WS2811 / T-1000S / Arduino Nano





I decided in 2015 to develop a few light effects for my outside Christmas Tree running on a T-1000S controller with WS2811 pixel leds. I wanted to produce some effects that were more pretty and less tacky and these were the result of a few evenings work.

The tree was setup on a 5ft tree using 150 leds. This version is no longer used since I have no moved to using an Arduino Nano v3 allowing me to generate more effects dynamically in realtime with 400 or less pixel leds @ 20fps. The Arduino source code will hopefully be shared soon.

I have decided to share the source files for the T-1000S. These are limited to the WS2811 based string lights with a maximum of 256 leds connected running @ 20fps.

Please give credit where you use these light effects.

Download Zip - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByRHiM8cmgLtc3ZEVno4Uk14YWs/view?usp=sharing

11 comments:

  1. hello
    thank you very much for the sharing! Question: what power supply do you use? it it possible to get wiring schematics? thks

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    1. Thank you!

      I use a 5v 30a switching power supply. The wiring schematics are available on Google. +5v to +5v and grounds together and then wire signal and you are done.

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    2. thanks
      you don't need to suppy each 50leds strip? (lost of luminosity?)

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  2. Fantastic sparkling effect, like a burning fuse - amazing! Any chance you would share your arduino sketches? I would love to understand how you did this.

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    1. Thank you Martin!

      I am sorting out the arduino version and will share its code soon. I have it running on a Nano v3 running 150 leds due to some of the complexity of the newer effects but it runs realtime @ 20fps and it fits my needs... with a cycling mode and effect selection and ability to enable/disable effects from running when in cycle mode.

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  3. Hi, great job..do you finish arduino code until christmas? Thamks

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    1. I will be uploading a video to YouTube shortly with the version of my code running from the Christmas just gone which runs on an Arduino Mega2560 up to 400 lights or on an Arduino Nano up to 150 lights.

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  4. These effects are beautiful! Awesome work! I would love to use these effects on my tree this year. Are you going to provide the sources to these effects? Either way, great work!

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    1. I will at some point during the year be releasing the code for the Arduino but in the mean time the files for use on the T-1000S are available above.

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  5. very nice effects. I look forward to seeing how you achieved themon the arduino!

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  6. Video will be coming soon on YouTube showing effects running directly on an Arduino Mega2560.

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