The Fadecandy controller (initially announced here) is a new USB interface board for making more expressive art installations using the widely available WS2811 “NeoPixel” LED strips. It controls up to 8 strips of 64 LEDs, and it includes a unique dithering algorithm to help you quickly get the best quality color from each of your LEDs.
I’m happy to announce that the Fadecandy controller board is now being manufactured and sold by Adafruit! You can get your own from the Adafruit store.
What can you do with it? Here’s an LED triangle running a Processing sketch (fadecandy/examples/processing/triangle16_attractor) based on chaotic gravitational attraction:
Or make something a bit larger! The Ardent Mobile Cloud Platform is a Burning Man project using a Raspberry Pi and five Fadecandy controller boards: