RasPiO Inspiring LED Circle

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RasPiO InsPiRing - Programmable RGB LED shapes - super bright and colourful

Circle – 24 LEDs on a 10cm diameter circle

Um die RasPiO Inspiring Produkte zu betreiben benötigen Sie den RasPiO Inspiring Driver! Erhältlich hier. Oder im Dropdown das Bundle wählen.

In order to use the RasPiO Inspiring Products you need the RasPiO Inspiring Driver! Available here. Or choose the bundle in the dropdown.

Der Treiber muss selber zusammengelötet werden!

RasPiO Inspiring is a system of programmable RGB LED boards which can connect together to make whatever 2D or 3D shape you want. Make a…

  • Light Pyramid
  • Mood light
  • Turn-signal/light system for your bicycle
  • Internet Clock (NTP)
  • TV simulator security device
  • Persistance of vision project
  • Natural light alarm clock
  • Controllable light source for macro photography/videography
  • Christmas or other holiday decorative lighting
  • Eye-catching wearable

Or embed them in any project that requires really fine control over colour and intensity of light.


Controllable by Virtually any Platform

RasPiO Inspiring can be controlled by most popular electronics platforms, including…

  • Raspberry Pi and Python (or any other language)
  • Arduino
  • ESP8266 (e.g. Wemos D1 mini)
  • ATtiny (e.g. Digispark)

You could even control it from your phone, if connected to wifi-enabled device like the Pi Zero W. Open a port on your router and you could switch on your ‘TV simulator’ if you’re away from home (make it look like someone’s home watching TV).

But you can also hook up all sorts of other control mechanisms too, such as light, motion, sound or temperature sensors to trigger your LEDs.

Technical Stuff

RasPiO Inspiring uses SK9822 LEDs which are controlled using SPI. I’ve written a Python class for Raspberry Pi use. It’s really quite simple to use…

4 lines setup, 2 lines to set and write LED

4 lines setup, 2 lines to set and write LED

For other platforms, there’s a fantastic library called FastLED which can be used with Arduino and ESP8266 devices.

Power Requirements

Each colour of each LED is rated at 20 mA, so a pyramid’s 72 LEDs could draw as much as 4.3A at full tilt. In practice you never really use maximum brightness on all three colours at once.

For most applications you can take power from the Pi, if your PSU has enough juice. But, if you need to, you can connect an external 5V source and use the alternative connections on the driver board (or add supplementary wires directly to 5V/GND on the LED boards).


RasPiO InsPiRing User Guide

This only includes the RasPiO Inspiring Circle! Driver board sold separately here.

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