Want to start playing with addressable LEDs but don’t feel comfortable with programming an Arduino or ???
Always wanted to solder something but scared to try?
Need some animated LEDs for your cosplay project?
Want an easy to build project for your child?
Then this workshop may be for you. It will include a small easy to put together Wi-Fi enabled ESP8266 based LED controller that runs WLED. Also included is a 1 meter length of WS2812 addressable LEDs and a power supply (no case or mounting hardware is included)
If the LEDs are addressable it may work but may be overkill…
The 4.5V supply of the batteries may not be enough for the ESP-01 8266 module
The ESP-01 module draws a few hundred mA so may drain the AAA batteries pretty quickly
You may be better just using a Arduino Nano to drive the LEDs
If anyone wants to attend Bob’s awesome workshop but would like to learn to solder beforehand or just want a refresher pease pm me and I will get you going with the VHS blinky badge and the how-to-solder comic. The kit is 5bux donation to VHS and takes an hour or less to solder.