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LED Flipbookit: full color and brightness control with an Arduino

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Step 1: Gather the materials

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Materials:
 - addressable RGB LED strip : I used a new variety of three conductor WS2811 strips.
 - an Arduino : I used a Arduino Leonardo. Any 5vdc Arduino should be adequate.  
 - 4 AA batteries and a battery holder are a nice touch to make it more portable. 
 - prototyping board or prototyping Arduino Shield
 - potentiometer for brightness control
 - maybe some connectors for the power and motor could come in handie
 - headers to secure hardware to Arduino
 - misc wire for LED strip and potentiometer
 - 3M Double Sided Foam Tape for sticking Arduino and LEDs in place
 - Flipbookit MOTO-FLIP from flipbookit.net : http://flipbookit.bigcartel.com/product/flipbookit-moto <-- this thing is super easy to build
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Step 2:

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0. build Flipbookit Moto. Seriously this thing is ridiculously easy to assembly. Enjoy.

1. Solder up proto to align with Adruino as follows:
 - LED Strip to 5vdc, GND, and pin9
 - potentiometer to 5vdc, A1, GND
 - motor connector to 3.3vdc, GND

2. Load the Arduino library and example code from here: https://github.com/CRASHSpace/LEDs/tree/master/HSB_to_RGB/examples/led_rainbow_brightness

3. Hook up prototype board to the Arduino. Test the LEDs and brightness and motor

Step 4:

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10. Pull LEDs through top of Flipbookit

11. Add half width 3M Double Sided Foam Tape to top of Flipbookit

12. Affix LEDs 

13. enjoy. photograph. upgrade the code. share and share alike. attribution is appreciated.

thanks!


Orngrimm1 year ago
Cool build! :)
Also +1 for the funny music. Hehehe
Also congrats for taking one of the most iconic multiframe-photographs ever!
mpinner (author) 1 year ago
thanks, @orngrimm!
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