best library for WS2812B and APA102 addressable leds?

perigalacticon
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best library for WS2812B and APA102 addressable leds?

Postby perigalacticon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:30 am

I would like to run 50 WS2812B and ~50 APA102 addressable leds simultaneously on the ESP32 Feather, can anyone recommend the best libraries and/or settings to achieve the best performance?

Markonian
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Re: best library for WS2812B and APA102 addressable leds?

Postby Markonian » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:44 pm

I don't know how "best" is defined. But I will attempt to help get you going quickly with the library I'm using.

Short Answer: Use @samguyer's fork of FastLED. But, see More Detailed Answer before you go forward.

More Detailed Answer: It says on the FastLED GitHub repository page: "library work is currently on hold - see https://plus.google.com/102282558639672 ... QKcujjaXXC for details." I think that means work on new features is on hold. In the meantime, several in the community are providing updates. @samguyer forked FastLED and added support for ESP32-Arduino. I have used his fork to drive Adafruit Neopixel and Dotstar Addressable RGB LEDs.

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