Business Card Sized RGB LED Controller!

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About: I like all projects involving LED's, from the basic kitchen lighting to creating something never seen before. Bring on the diodes!

Intro: Business Card Sized RGB LED Controller!

showing how an LED business card works and looks. Checking out the circuit board and the strip lighting/power that goes with it.

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    etman76

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for noob question.

    May I know what is the principle of controlling RGB LED strips?
    What kind of signal does the 4 wires receive from the controller?
    Digital? Analogue? Square Wave?
    How is the colour and intensity varied?
    Is the LED strip itself a smart device or passive?

    Can this controller work with all types of 12V RGB LED strips?
    Can any controller with any type of 12V RGB strip?

    Thanks!

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    n00b001etman76

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for noob question.
    -Ok

    May I know what is the principle of controlling RGB LED strips?
    -For Fun(???)
    What kind of signal does the 4 wires receive from the controller?
    Digital? Analogue? Square Wave?
    -Digital, as it is all digital tech.
    How is the colour and intensity varied?
    -Voltage I assume, it could just be a different bit battern being tansfered via the cables.
    Is the LED strip itself a smart device or passive?
    -I image it is passive, it is just a few LEDs, resistors (maybe) and wires.

    Can this controller work with all types of 12V RGB LED strips?
    Can any controller with any type of 12V RGB strip?

    Thanks!
    -anytime

    An even smaller version of this controller is now available: http://www.elementalled.com/ElementalLED-Store/Full-Color-LED-Products/Mini-RGB-LED-Controller-486/product.html

    What is a good name, I want it to make sense and people to have an idea what it will be about. I am open to suggestions to change the name. Thanks