Hey all I have a WS2812B RGB LED strip that I am wanting to use with an Arduino. The directions HERE state that it's best to use a Capacitor and register in order to have smooth operation.
So I went on eBay and bought a 600pcs 30Value 20pcs Each 1% 1/4W Metal Film Resistor Assortment Kit not knowing that the directions pointed to a kit that was titled Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total) Carbon Film 5%.
So, I hooked up the 1000µF Capacitor to the power line and grounded the other end (which works just fine) and also added a 470Ω resistor to the digital pin on the Arduino.
I added the needed code and uploaded it to the Arduino... and nothing happened. I fiddled around with it until I found the cause of the issue - its the resistor I was using. So I tried the 220Ω and it also would not allow the led strip to light up.
So I decided to take out the resistor all together and bingo, it worked just fine after doing so. Now my question to you all is - What is the equivalent of a 470Ω in the Metal Film 1% side since it seems they are using the carbon resistor for this project I am looking at? I really do not want to have to purchase another bag of resistors just so I can have some carbon film resistors - I'd rather use this if I can.
So any information/knowledge would be great! Thanks!