Im hoping you kind souls can shed some help (not more questions) LOL.. on my quest to finally order some parts. (Digikey, mouser..wherever)
I also seem to forget 'something' after I order.. so maybe you can give suggestion as well as ensure I order the correct part(s).. since those sites can be quite daunting with all the options for the same part..etc
First.. since I would like to play with controlling large amounts of leds.. (in a strip.. not a matrix cube or anything)..
I need to look for a 'shift register chip'..
I have zero experience.. this will be first time ordering one.. so any help is appreciated.
I was thinking of these: The MAX7219 and MAX7221 Led drivers
as they can control up to 64 leds each.. (and stuil be daisy chained for more if needed)
I think there are other kind available as well that control up to 8 leds...yes?
question: do these chips just allow 'control' (bit addressing?) to all the leds? or do these actually 'drive' them as in some sort of power management as well?
ie: do I need OTHER stuff besides these chip(s) to make an led strip of xx leds work? (besides Arduino and shift reg chip?)
anything for 'driving' them.. with correct power?
Alternately.. I need to stock up some regular components..
caps & resistors.. to make sure I have a large enough range of values.
I am need of:
Ceramic SMD (0603) Ceramic standard type (breadboard prototyping)
Electrolytic SMD Electrolytic standard type (breadboard prototyping)
Anyone have suggestions on getting assorted kits? with good value ranges? (and affordable?)
I was just surfing Ebay?? as the assorted kits help me better then trying to source each individual value..