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PWM-based controlling an LED-strip using transistors, circuitry problems

I know there are some similar questions out there, but I'm really new to electronics and unfortunately they didn't provide me help. I want to control a tricolor LED strip (being able to dim each of ...
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Turning LED light on with Pi

I am looking to build a home security camera with a LED light attachment. Many people mention they use a IR Illuminator for the light source which often seem to be DC 12V. I am not sure how one would ...
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PWM to control brightness on i2c LED backpack?

I have something similar to this, it works, but it's too bright! I am aware that LED brightness can be controlled by pulse width modulation, but I don't know if I can safely do that with an LED ...
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Model B+ i2c issues with 7 segment display

I purchased a 4 digit 7 segment display from adafruit and got it working on my old model A running adafruit occidentalis operating system. I recently bought a model B+ and installed the latest version ...
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3528 SMD LED room decoration [on hold]

I might buy a LED strip to decorate my room. My questions are: Will it be easy to use this strip with the Raspberry Pi? I also would like to be able to control the color/color shifts with my ...
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Why ACT led is blinking and raspberry not booting?

I have a Raspberry Pi (Model B) with a 8GB SD card, and Rasbpmc installed. Suddenly, one day, it not boot and have these symptoms: Red Led is ON Green Led (ACT) is blinking A rainbow screen is ...
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PiGlow LED went out

(The gist is in bold) I recently got a PiGlow and started playing around with it. When I have the yellow LEDs set at > 200 for an extended amount of time, one of them starts to flicker and ...
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getting the rasberry pi to controll a tm1802 led strip

Hi i recently purchased a tricolor led strip from radio shack and while they are made for the arduino I am very sure they will work with the raspberry pi. They take in serial data (24 bytes) and use ...
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ws2801 Wiring Problem?

I recently purchased a 5m long strip of ws2801 leds. I've been trying in vain to get them to light up. During part of my troubleshooting I decided to confirm that I was getting power across the strip ...
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Need help in my LED Switch REST API [closed]

I would like to seek help on my LED Switch REST API. I have created my own REST API and able to light up my LED when I type in the URL for example: localhost:3030/7/1 to light on and ...
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LED Printed Circuit for RPI

I have searched high and low for this but I have not been able to find anything close. Basically what I am looking for is a PCB which has a red and a green LED on it and already has the appropriate ...
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Error on displaying mySQL records in my REST API

I would like to seek help on my REST API. I have finished constructed my basic REST API for my Raspberry PI and able to work now, thanks to you guys. Now I would like to display mySQL database records ...
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controlling non addressable Led-strips using the SPI

For a project,I need to control RGB lightstrips by DMX and I want to use only 3(RGB) DMX channels.It seems logical to use non addressable lightstrips,for that seems to be the cheapest method (I need ...
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powering a RPI with its circuit from one wallsocket

I want to power a RaspberryPi with 54 LEDs (24 white, 24 warm white, 6 RGB - probably all at 20mA or something like that) from one wall socket. I'm planning to use the Pi to control the LEDs via ...
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Why does sudo not work in this case?

I was playing with the raspberry pi leds (How do I control the system LEDs using my software?) Interestingly, on my pi the following command fails: sudo echo heartbeat ...
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Can't PWM LED on pin 18

Using this code, I can't use PWM on the pi. It's modified off of a Linux user article. import time import RPi.GPIO as GPIO led = 18 GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(led, GPIO.OUT) ...
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display LED Blink Count on I2C 16x2 LCD

I want to blink a LED and display its count on I2C 16x2 LCD. But LED is not glowing at all. I used https://www.adafruit.com/product/1115 which uses i2c . I connected LED with 270ohm resister between ...
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Red LED only staying on momentarily during bootup?

I have a red LED that I just want to light up using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. I got it to light up using the 5v pin. I tried it on a GPIO pin with a simple python script and it failed to ...
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Simple LED code says that object has no attribute output?

I installed RPi.GPIO .5.1 and my uber basic led code says that the object has no attribute 'output'. I am hooking up the 12 pin to the Breadboard and I have ground hooked up too. Here is my python ...
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Loop not halting

I am trying to make a LED blink on a Raspberry Pi, and have quite easily got it so that it will blink indefinitely. However now I am trying to make it so the LED stops blinking after a certain time. ...
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How to fix boot section / firmware and keep user files

My model b pi runs raspbian since half a year. The pi hosts an apache webserver, file server and other programs. A cron job is performing apt-get update / upgrade on a regular basic. The latest ...
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how to turn on and off an led with only a tactile button

I'm a beginner to the raspberry pi and python. I want the pi to act like a flip flop to the led so that when i push the button once, it will turn on and if I push it again, it will turn off and so ...
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Having a Cook server send signals to Pi [closed]

My idea is to have a Pi running and controlling some LED lights. I have a Python script that controls the LED lights. How does another computer (Windows based) send a signal to the Pi to switch the ...
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LED lights on pin 1 but it fails on other pins

Hi i am new to this raspberry pi. I am trying to light up LED it works fine on pin 1 with 3.3V. then I am trying to use pin7 and pin11 both but it fails to light. I already checked the GIPO setup for ...
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RF transmitter and multiple receivers to led on/off control

I would like to control multiple RF receivers to turn on/off LED. Can you please let me know is there any cheap generic RF transmitter and multiple receivers to achieve this using raspberry pi?
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Big LED matrix controlled by Raspberry Pi

It is possible to attach simple, monochrome Nokia Cell Phone display to rpi and it displays whole graphics to it. So is it possible to do the same with custom LED matrix (I mean like 41*15 or more ...
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I want to switch power for a led strip

I'm making an on call sign that can be activated via a web page. I'm not sure if this is even necessary. but i was thinking about using a relay or some other device to power up the strip when in use ...
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Using PI4J to toggle a led on a breadboard

Since yesterday I been trying to figure out how to turn on a led on and off, my problem is that Pi4J (from what I can see) only takes up to 20 GPIO inputs and my breadboard is set to 30 and from a to ...
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WS2801 LED's only glow white

FOUND THE PROBLEM: apparently my Raspberry is somehow broken because it does work on the raspberry from someone else... I bought the raspberry and a strand of ws2801 led pixels and I try to make them ...
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Setup a led that blinks via php server

I wanted to blink or just lit up an LED on my Pi GPIO pin via a server/website. I've the resources like Pi, LED, php server etc. I just don't know how to code to connect my Pi to server and control ...
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Pi stopped working by itself

I had some fun with the device, configured it as Wi-Fi router and it worked fine for a couple of months. Then hot-spot disappeared and only red LED is now on. I don't have a spare HDMI monitor or ...
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What GPIO pins are required to Power RPi? [duplicate]

We are using Raspberry Pi Model B: We used USB connector from PC - confirmed output - 5V, with 2 leads: Connected +5V to Pin 2 Connected GND to Pin 6 on connector - Inserted Ethernet cable ...
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How to bring out Status LEDs to be available on enclosure [closed]

We have developed a product based on Raspberry Pi and currently designing the enclosure. To enable users to understand the status of our device we would like to provide two LEDs. These LEDs would ...
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Pi4J - Changing GPIOs from and to Input, Low and High

I am trying to create something which uses Charlieplexing, and to use it, I need to be able to turn GPIO Pins to and from different states (Low, High and Input) from what I understand from this video: ...
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My first breadboard / led

I loosely followed this. I've been studying breadboards for about an hour now, so this is super fresh in my head. My understanding is as follows: 5v power on the +(red) track (white wire) Ground ...
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L.E.D controlled by IF STATEMENT from variable

I want to control some L.E.D's through the GPIO ports depending on the value of "variable1" which will become a raw input. The problem is, if variable1==70 then both led 12 and 16 with light, but only ...
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How can I control the PWM via the sysfs

I want to set the PWM for some tests with a tricolored LED. I want to be able to set it up via the sysfs interfaces but I'm having a very hard time finding any information on how to do this. What is ...
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How to use 2 x MCP23017?

I need to control 32 L.E.D's individually, now looking through the forum, the common solution is to use MCP23017 chips, as they can control 16 l.e.d's. With that in mind, I would require two chips. ...
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multiple PWM for led control

I'm creating a musical instrument based on capacitive sensors and I want to add some color to it. I would like to use PWM controlled LEDs because I want to make them dim and fade away nicelly. My ...
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Control 18 LEDs individually? (17 GPIO pins)

Note: I have read Controlling many LEDs with few GPIO pins, but I can't buy additional parts (Degree project) The end result is to make a noughts and crosses grid with 2 LEDs per grid cell. This ...
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Unable to control 5V LED strips

Using this addressable LED strip: WS2801 Led Full Color character string matrix screen point source 12mm 5V WS2801 IC Chip, Addressable Color, need for controller. Identify IC every led light, Red- ...
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Using one Raspi to control long (>100ft) of 5V LED strip

I am using the below LED strip for accent lighting 5M WS2801 Blcak PCB 32LED 5050 RGB Digital LED Strip Individually Addressable 5V item: nonwaterproof black pcb ws2801 led strips Model: 5050RGB ...
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LED strip has R-G-B instead of DI and CI

I went and bought an LED strip which has the following labels +V R G B How does this correspond to another naming scheme I have seen which looks like so: GND DI CI +5V I could use this ...
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How do I get simple lighting inside a case for my Raspberry Pi?

I'm new to the RPi. I'm looking to put a light inside my RPi case for a glow effect. But since I'm not an electronics guy, I have no idea what kind of an LED I can use and where to put it inside the ...
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Network does not work anymore

My Raspberry ran for about a year and was a webserver and samba server. Suddenly I couldn't connect to the raspberry pi and ping also didnt work anymore. I flashed a new OS to the sd card but I still ...
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Controlling Multiple analog RGB 12V led strips

I need to control several (5 to 10) analog RGB strips which have a separate power supply at 12V or 24V. Just like this one for example. I need to control the intensity of each colour channel for each ...
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Raspberry Pi - Controller for a light system

I am after some technical help. I need to independently operate 29 lights. (each light must have the ability to turn on/off without depending on other light states) Now I want to do this with a ...
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controlling 50 piranha rgb leds

I'm a total newb looking for some help. I've got a bunch of piranha rgb leds. I wrote a program using wiringpi, hooked up 10x leds, and it all works fine. However, won't adding more leds be a problem? ...
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Controlling multiple 7-segment LEDs with few GPIOs

I've got a simple single-digit 7-segment LED working properly (simply using 7 GPIO pins), but I'd like to scale it up to multiple digits and higher power. But I'd like to keep the number of GPIO pins ...
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Driving Bi-Color LEDs

I have some LEDs that are Bi-Color so if you make a circuit like this: [+]-----[LED]-----[-] you get one color, and if you do it the opposite: [-]-----[LED]-----[+] You get the other color. I ...