to start with it just has to be said I'm pretty new to this world, but I thought it's really exciting so would like to learn a little about it.
I want and make a small project where I want to show how much time is left of a working day on a column of SK6812RGBW joints. with 300 LEDs
I would like it to start every day at 8.00 in the morning and end at 16.00
then it must count up from 8.00 so it gently becomes more and more lit and at 16 all LEDs must then be lit.
a bold detail would be if it then at the same time started with and be red and the closer you get to the finish the more green it became.
at 16.00 all LEDs must then be on and bright green.
I have purchased components for it, but I am missing some info on how it could possibly be coded.
I hope there are some who want to and help me get started with this thank you in advance for your interest in my project.
As @flashko may have been hinting, powering 300 LEDs will be necessary.
It may be useful and save your eyes a bit of wear and tear and also mechanically weildier (easy to wield) to begin your experiments with but a small number of LEDs.
And it will be quicker if you deal for the first bit of development doing things a bit faster… very frustrating to wait around 8 hours then miss what you were waiting for, see something wrong go to bed rinse and repeat.
You could even do the LEDs coming on and change color over a period of time w/o using the RTC at all… then when the sequencing looks plausible, add the RTC to make the sequence happen precisely, maybe use seconds or minutes until it’s nearing perfect to switch to hours.
Thank you for your reply.
it was also my plan to start there, but I have not actually made any code at all yet as I am a little unsure what to look for.
my thought was as you mention of state with bare and low line changing fave. but what is the name of such a feature I should search for?