Category Archives: Projects

2014-03-14 11.41.39-2

Fadecandy video updates

I’ve been super busy lately, working on a new installation. I’m excited to document the process more at some point, but for now I have some videos to share with new LED effects I’ve been working on:

2014-03-08 10.02.59

Fadecandy on the Making Embedded Systems podcast

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Elecia White on the Making Embedded Systems podcast:

Micah Elizabeth Scott (@scanlime) came to talk about Fadecandy, a really neat way to control smart LEDs (NeoPixel, AdaFruit’s term for the WS2812). The conversation ranged from beautiful LED control algorithms and open source embedded projects to triangle tessellations, art, and identity.

You can get the full podcast on embedded.fm, iTunes, or download the MP3.

2014-02-13 00.25.25

Standalone WiFi Fadecandy server

This week, nemik posted a package for OpenWRT that makes it really easy to run the Fadecandy server on a cheap battery-powered WiFi router, the TP-LINK TL-MR3040. I just got my MR3040 in the mail, and I recorded a quick video demo:

(Video on YouTube.)

Nemik writes:

I recently discovered Micah’s awesome Fadecandy USB controller for WS281x LED pixels. One of the things that I like the most about it is its “fcserver” to control LED pixels using Websockets. That is fantastic, but all implementations I’ve seen have people running it on a RaspberryPi or regular PC.

I wanted to create a sort of “stand-alone” and embedded version of this using less expensive TP-Link routers, running OpenWRT. My current favourite of these is the TP-LINK TL-MR3040 but it would work just as well with the infamous WR703n or others; so long as they have USB support.

Read more and download the binaries on Nemik’s blog!

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