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Electrical Circuit Help

I would like to make the LEDs in the pre-wired controller in the first picture shown blink to music using the formula in the second.  I was thinking that I would need to leave the +/- coming out of the controller on different power than the LED strips this way you have constant power to the controller and therefore the remote to control the colors.  Anyone know how I can incorporate this?

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caitlinsdad5 years ago
I think you may need to hack the controller itself. It seems you have an RGB LED strip and those are controlled by different methods depending if the LEDs are individually addressed or if they have a tiny chip for each set of LEDs.
chunkyblamm (author)  caitlinsdad5 years ago
Thats what I figured and when I opened up the controller it was covered in some kind of black adhesive. I heated and scraped most of it off and ended up prying off one of the components(left arrow) and diconnecting the +12v wire(right arrow, no big deal here) but this is what it looks like inside. Any idea of how to do this now?
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Go to adafruit.com and take a look at their tutorial section and LED light strips. Compare what you have and you might see a tutorial on making a controller for it, at least figure out how it is wired up. Then look up the ibles for color organs to make your LED light strips rock to music. The controller you have probably has the blink patterns burned into a chip that you cannot change. Good luck.