Easy Run Addressable LED Pixels




About: man who don't know too much, but know enough

For this project, I used 50 pieces of addressed pixel RGB LED , SD controller and 5V 3.5A power supply.
The unit of work gives a very good impression, inflames the imagination and raises the general atmosphere.

Of course, from yours video creations depends on most. If you have the minimum skills in dealing with vector programs or video creations you work with AVI and other video formats, then you can try in the programming of the LED pixels on your way... Programs of  LED producers have  to use, but only as a translator of your animation or video file.

Step 1: Mounting LED Pixels

For this project I used a plastic sewer pipe as a carrier pixels. Pixels are mounted in the tube from the middle towards the ends from the practical reasons (length of pipe over 1m).
Pixels are usually planned for installation in 12mm hole.
I set the pixels in the 5 columns by 10 rows. It is important to hold the default order pixels. This order will make later in the program for programming LED.
When you mount the pixels, connect them to the output of the SD controller, connecting the pixels to the power supply 5V 3.5A (per pixel is required 60mA current, mean total consumption is 3A). Power is always good to take zza 30 to 50% stronger than the actual value needed.

Step 2: Software Part

All programs to program addressed LED pixels work the same way.
First, the right schedule and scheme setting pixels.
It is important to correctly enter the number of rows and columns of pixels and the connection (from left to right from above, from left to right ...). The connection method must be identical with mounted pixels.
The important thing is the right choice of model SD controller. Do not be afraid of a large number of the listed controllers. In the case addressed 12mm diameter LED pixels of any manufacturer, product code is LPD6803
Then insert your video file and  export the file with .led extension, ready for SD controller.
Insert the SD CARD with the compiled software in the SD controller, turn on the power and enjoy your creation.
LED pixels on YouTube
If you need animation drop-down lights and a few additional instructions, please.

Step 3: Final Finish

My idea was to create a hanging tube.
The project not yet finished, but I have a plan of what is most important.
Sandblasted thin film which I used as a lampshade gives an excellent effect.
It blurs solid depending on the distance from the pixels and the distance between two pixels.

Lampshade should be kept in two rings of clirite, inner diameter equal tubes diameter and outer diameter equal diameter shade. The rings would have to cut on the CNC and stick to the tube. Lampshade to lay on the bottom stops and could be removed.

I did not get too focused in other programs, and similar details which can be found here



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    6 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    pouvez vous me dire ou telecharger le logiciel pour faire les programme des led pixel merci

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    you have lot of downloads on web...
    here is one: http://hinhuat.com/en/support/197-software/1316-lededitv7642.html


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Can you tell me where you get your pixles from?
    I have seen these used in many projects but can't find anyone selling them..


    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Pixels are from China. I bought them over the internet, at a cost $ 0.57 with transport costs and import prices reached around $ 1. Do you mean the actual address?


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    If you could send the web address that would be awesome (or contact info), the best price I could find is $150 for 5m string.
    And with the amount that I want thats not gonna happen..

    Thanks in advance


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Person with whom I contacted regarding orders, current pricing, payment and delivery was Peng Lily (lilypeng888@gmail.com) factory HHX LED http://www.hhxled.com/en/cpzs.htm
    Just ask for price-list for strips and pixels, and will see lot of versions