LED Flipbookit: full color and brightness control with an Arduino

LED Flipbookit

Step 1: Gather the materials

LED Flipbookit

– addressable RGB LED strip : I used a new variety of three conductor WS2811 strips.
– an Arduino : I used a Arduino Leonardo. Any 5vdc Arduino should be adequate.
– 4 AA batteries and a battery holder are a nice touch to make it more portable.
– prototyping board or prototyping Arduino Shield
– potentiometer for brightness control
– maybe some connectors for the power and motor could come in handie
– headers to secure hardware to Arduino
– misc wire for LED strip and potentiometer
– 3M Double Sided Foam Tape for sticking Arduino and LEDs in place
– Flipbookit MOTO-FLIP from flipbookit.net : http://flipbookit.bigcartel.com/product/flipbookit-moto <– this thing is super easy to build

Step 2:

0. build Flipbookit Moto. Seriously this thing is ridiculously easy to assembly. Enjoy. 

1. Solder up proto to align with Adruino as follows:
– LED Strip to 5vdc, GND, and pin9
– potentiometer to 5vdc, A1, GND
– motor connector to 3.3vdc, GND

2. Load the Arduino library and example code from here: https://github.com/CRASHSpace/LEDs/tree/master/HSB_to_RGB/examples/led_rainbow_brightness

3. Hook up prototype board to the Arduino. Test the LEDs and brightness and motor

LED Flipbookit

Step 3:

4. Cut holes in the rear of your Flipbookit to accommodate the power barrel jack and the usb port.

5. Test fit Arduino

6. Add 3M Double Sided Foam Tape to Arduino

7. Affix Arduino in place.

8. Hookup motor

9. Plug in power or usb

Step 4:

10. Pull LEDs through top of Flipbookit

11. Add half width 3M Double Sided Foam Tape to top of Flipbookit

12. Affix LEDs

13. enjoy. photograph. upgrade the code. share and share alike. attribution is appreciated.

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