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SiXke

Hello there

I have a wall filled with storage containers (IMG).

I want to create a VB.NET program (only program language I learned) that lights up leds on a LED strip on the X-axle and the Y-axle to find a certain container. Is this feasible using Arduino? What would be the maximum number of strips that can be manages with 1 arduino?

Thank you
Steven

Ralph_S_Bacon

I don't know how you would get VB.Net to compile for an Arduino.

However, if you know VB.Net it's not a huge step to simple C++ (I am sure you could work out the syntax and follow examples, then you will be a C++ beginner). The syntax for simple programs is not rocket science.

Remember that VB.Net is object oriented which the C language is not and the Arduino flavour of C/C++ has "limited support" - in the sense that it is not like the .Net framework.

But you can certainly achieve what you want to do with an Arduino, just maybe not with VB.Net unless others here know differently.

Try installing the Arduino IDE (free) and uploading the blink program to get yourself going with about 4 lines of C++. You'll see a resemblance to VB there.
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ieee488

Is this feasible using Arduino? What would be the maximum number of strips that can be manages with 1 arduino?

Definitely.
I use the FastLED library and WS2812B LED strips that I buy on eBay.




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