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Rupert

Hey all,

Really new to this, whats the easiest way to control multiple RGB LED's separately? I can code up one RGB, but a bit unsure of the best way to code up and power  5 or 6 at once.  I have a uno board and need to control about 6 rgb LEDS.

Cheerio,
Rup

Pedro147


fungus


Really new to this, whats the easiest way to control multiple RGB LED's separately? I can code up one RGB, but a bit unsure of the best way to code up and power  5 or 6 at once.  I have a uno board and need to control about 6 rgb LEDS.


What do you mean by 'control'? Do you want color fading? How accurate? Do they all have to be independent or do they all show the same color?

A TLC5940 chip is commonly used but you can only do 5 RGB LEDs per chip. You'd need two of them for six LEDs.

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Magic Ross

I would definitely use the TLC5940.  I'm currently using 8 of them to control 42 RGB LEDs in a project I'm working on.

Riva

WS2803 has 18 ports so ideal for controlling 6x RGB LED's

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