Remotely control your RGB LED strip from your pc.
You want to control your LED strip remotely. To do so you need an Arduino with internet capabilities. In this project we will use a Arduino MKR1000. To do so we will need to follow this steps:
- Build the voltage booster (not necessary if your Arduino can output as much power as your strip needs, usually 12v, but the MKR1000 outputs only 3.3v).
- Configure the Arduino.
- Install the Codename RGB Software.
Building the Voltage Booster
You will need the materials in the material list. In here you have 3 options:
- Build on a breadboard
- Build on a perfboard
- Print a PCB
In this guide we will use a breadboard.
In this step we will put on our breadboard the Mosfets and wire them to the negative rail.
Now we will add some jumper wires (male to female), this will be used to connect this to the Arduino.
Now we will connect the wires that will be connected to the led strip. Note: the wires sequence may change depending on your led strip.
In this step we will connect our 12v power input (the voltage of the input depends on your led strip requirements). Make sure this cables don’t touch.
Now we will put in the breadboard the led strip’s header. Note: the wires sequence may change depending on your led strip.
Now we will connect our led strip to its header. Make sure the arrow is pointing towards your V+12 cable. Note: the wires sequence may change depending on your led strip.
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