God damn it... The description really wasn't that well written, and I totally missed the last photo, shouldn't have been in that great hurry. So it's a blinker! It emits RG, and RGB as patterns, from 3 d-i-s-c-r-e-t-e conductors... Discrete was totally a new word for my vocubulary. How are all the instructables crap? If there is 50 good comments, are they all lying? This is what I don't personally understand, or what is that about?
What are you trying to say here ? (besides your question about the Instructables , which is a waste of time. You should form your own conclusion about them. I don't care for the fact that they rarely include schematics but have nevertheless found them useful)
As far as everything else you said here:
So it's a blinker!
I don't know what you mean by this. It is a led. There is nothing "blinky" about it. It goes on if you turn it on or off if you turn it off so what you mean by "blinker" is not clear.
It emits RG, and RGB as patterns, from 3 d-i-s-c-r-e-t-e conductors..
It has three "discrete" junctions (not conductors, which is wire or traces) and each are made with different materials resulting in different wavelengths:
Incidently, if you have heard of an RGB color computer monitor then you understand that combining these three colors in a single led is potentially the equivilent of a single pixel of an RGB monitor in that with the right combination of current through the three leads, you can create almost any color.
[u]From WS2812 datasheet[/u]
Each pixel of the three primary color can achieve 256 brightness display, completed 16,777,216 (24-bit) color full color
display, and scan frequency not less than 400Hz/s.
How are all the instructables crap? If there is 50 good comments, are they all lying? This is what I don't personally understand, or what is that about?
No, they are not lying. Consider the source of your information. Do you think someone with 30 or 40 years experience is going to waste their time with an instructable ? Do you to to ToysRUS to learn about technology ? The Instructables are for beginners, which is probably why they rarely include schematics because so few people who use them can read a schematic.
Form your own opinion. If you need the "Idiot's guide to "_____", then an Instructable is right for you. If you have a BSEET, or BSEE, or similar, you probably are not going to use them.