Walking/Marquee effect for LED Strip Answered
I'm trying to achieve a "walking-type" effect also called marquee-effect using individually wired LEDs, so that it seems the lights are moving from one end to the other. Here's a video for reference:
It is easy enough if we have repetition every 3 LEDs. But my restriction is that I have repetition every 2 LEDs. The circuit is something like the one in the diagram(pardon my MS Paint skills):
Every other RGB LED is connected together. One simple way to provide the effect is to show color1 in LEDs at odd position and color2 in LEDs at even positions and then switch them. This is different from a similar effect in cheap fairy lights as I can set the color and intensity of the LEDs besides just on/off...
Here is a GIF of my attempt of simple color switching with an addressable LED strip for now:
In this, I cannot set any direction of travel and the effect depends on using a bit of imagination...
Although it might seem difficult to provide a good effect with just 2 color channels, I want an opinion if it is possible or not?