I’m very new to all of this and I need your input to help me purchase the correct parts. I’m making a Pixel Stick to use at a Light Painting class that we will be conducting for some teens in my small town.
The pixelstick is an addressable RGB LED strip controlled by an Arduino that can display all sorts of animations to make awesome lightpaintings photographs.
Each LED acts like a pixel on a screen, displaying an image one vertical line at a time as you walk. These vertical lines, when captured by a long exposure photography, combine to recreate your image in mid air, leaving the person using it invisible. This technique is also called lightpaintings.
I will read the guides I’m finding on the site but I’d like to get the parts ASAP so I can try as I read.
According to the instructions given, I require the following 4 items and I think I may have found the correct parts but I’m not sure:
- A 40 LED addressable RGB strip preferably black and 3 wire - 5V with WS2812B LEDs or latest version - the strip can have more LEDs if I can cut it down to 40 LEDs; - can all strips be cut down?? hmm, perhaps this one 5M RGB LED Strip - WS2812B 30 Per Meter - Black Strip - Weatherproof | Core Electronics Australia SKU: CE04856
- An Arduino Nano - found in shop (y) - Arduino Nano V3.2;
- An SD Card module - found in shop (y) - SD Card Module | Core Electronics Australia SKU: CE05113 ; and
- A standard push button - I’m not sure but this seems correct - On-Off Power Button / Pushbutton Toggle Switch | Adafruit ADA1683 | Core Electronics Australia
I’ve attached an screen image taken from the instructions as well as the link to GitHub instructions.
I have my own breadboard to do a test run and I’m fairly familiar with dc circuits - well I was 25 years ago
Any help would be fantastic and very much appreciated.
Cheers and thank you,