Is there a list of all the FastLED functions, keywords, etc, someplace (preferably with explanations). I don’t mind hammering away at trial and error arduino coding – to avoid tying up other people’s time – but it would be nice to know what you can ask FastLED to do and how.
For example, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get the rows on a grid/matirx to light up and move from bottom to top – but impossible if you don’t know what does and doesn’t exist.
Thanks Jason. Those might be of some help. I guess what I’m really looking for is the dummies guide to FastLED.
I’ll keep hammering away and trying different things to see what they do!
No matrix yet… just strips. I’ve been playing with all the sketches I can find, and then trying to make small changes and see what the result is. Using a Mega 2560.
Eventual goal is a set of panels that can be worn to create an LED “suit”. However, I want panels to that they can be removed (not attached to clothing that can get dirty and need washing) and adjusted for size. Preliminary thought is a panel/matrix on both shins, both thighs, both forearms, both biceps, and one on the chest. An cool display example would be a “pulse” of light/color that moves from the center of the chest out to the ends of the arms and legs.
I know they’re big goals for a beginner, but I’m starting with small steps (like how to get half a dozen LEDs doing their own things, at the same time, on the same strip). I’m also treating the whole thing like a hobby, and not just one project. If I have something usable by Halloween, AWESOME, but willing to take it as it comes.
Thanks for your suggestions and feedback!
Over lunch I just conquered having 4 LEDS blinking their own separate color! (Which, of course, means I can do the same with any number of LEDS now) Even small victories feel good!
Now to see if I can get one of them, and then all of them, to move around a little
For wearables (especially suit-like things), I’d look at strings rather than strips—much more flexible, less fiddly wiring.