I am currently in the final stages of building an LED table - the basic idea for which I got from an Instructables post.
In my case I’m using LPD8806 LED strips driven by a DigiX. The main grid is done and working. I have the strips for the legs mounted but not yet wired to the DigiX. Now I’m wondering the best way to accomplish that.
The DigiX has plenty of pins, but I’m using hardware SPI for the main grid and I think the DigiX only has one set of SPI pins. My thought was to wire each of the leg strips to a different set of pins (thinking that this might make programming easier or more flexible) but I don’t know if this will be possible for SPI strips.
This is the first project I’ve done with more than one contiguous strip so I don’t know what options I have. Does anyone have some suggestions for me?
I last worked on this around the beginning of the year, but I think I’m using a build of FastLED 3.1 which has support for parallel outputs.