APA102 Addressable LED Hookup Guide
Resources and Going Further
Try writing some additional code and adding more features in order to change the brightness or mode with the APA102 using a potentiometer or button. Or try adding a sensor to trigger animations based on sound to react to the beat of a track!
Depending on the design, there are some shields for the Teensy that breakout pins for the APA102. Just make sure to check the wiring to ensure that it matches the connection for the LED strips.
For more information about the APA102, check out the resources below:
- Understanding the APA102 "SuperLED"
- FastLED Library GitHub Repo
Now that you've got the gist of the APA102's, how are you going to use it in a project? Need some inspiration? Check out these tutorials for ideas to diffuse or daisy chain longer strips:
Building Large LED Installations
LED Cloud-Connected Cloud
Mean Well LED Switching Power Supply Hookup Guide
Or check out some of these blog posts for ideas: