Questions tagged [rgb]

Short for: Red Green Blue. The primary colors in light. Mix them to create any imaginable visible color of light. Questions are typical in reference to RGB Leds, RGB Led drivers, and code related to mixing RGB light, but can include RGB Video Standard in VGA monitors.

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How to control a common-cathode RGB LED matrix with Arduino?

I have the Arduino Uno board, and I want to create a 17x31 RGB LED matrix. Unfortunately, I wasn't patient enough and already bought the LEDs, and I purchased common-cathode LEDs without doing much ...
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Multiplexing 2 times 4 CC RGB LED's

I need to make 2 sets of 4 Common Cathode RGB LEDS. In each set of 4, every led must be individually addressable. It doesn't matter if both sets have duplicate outputs or not. (Although optimally they ...
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Can 5630 SMD on LED strips be RGB?

Hi I've been trying to look online for RGB 5630 LEDs strips but I can't find any. All the strips I've found carried 5050s which give a max of 1020 lm/m more or less.. Any idea if strips carrying ...
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Diode destroys square wave?

I was developing a footwell controller for my car, using RGB LEDs for the lights, an Arduino Nano for RGB controlling and an auxiliary PWM generator (pure white lights) when the Arduino is off. The ...
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Why is my RGB LED not working with arduino? [duplicate]

I have an rgb led with a common annode connected to my 3.3v arduino mini pro in the following way: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab When I try to illuminate more than ...
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Please review my board design

This is a follow up to my question from yesterday about my schematic Please review my RGB Controller I've fixed the incorrect DC jack component that was present in my previous question, along with ...
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Please review my RGB Controller

First off, I just want to say that I'm still pretty new to PCB and schematics design, and electronics in general, so any suggestions on improvement are much appreciated! I'm creating a basic circuit ...
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RGB interface with MCU

I am referring 7" LCD (P/N : S070WV20-CT16) for interface with host controller LPC1769. Datasheet Part of datasheet I've added here: TFT has data pins ( R0-R7,G0-G7,B0-B7), Control pins (Mode,DE,...
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Use an Arduino to control a 12v rgb strip

I am wishing to use an Arduino UNO to control a 12v RGB LED strip. Can I use a transistor instead of a relay? The LED strip has 4 pins: + , ...
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Show different colors using RGB LED strip and Arduino

I am a beginner, I am following this post to program RGB LEDs (smd 5050). I want few specific LEDs to glow in specific color while other LEDs are glowing in other color. Need help in doing this. I ...
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Why are the three component LEDs in an RGB LED so unbalanced?

I was recently spec-ing some RGB LEDs for a project, when I noticed that the millicandela ratings on the three colors are rarely close to the same number. (i.e. 710mcd Red, 1250mcd Green, 240mcd Blue)....
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RGB LED Driver (with PWM) not working as expected

I'm working on an RGB LED project for which I have designed a driver (Original Design). Everything seems to be in place but there is some problem that is causing the Drains/Output to be always High ...
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Splitting Digital RGB Signal Line to multiple LED strips

I am trying to connect multiple strings of WS2812B RGB LEDs to the same signal line (so that they will all behave the same way, display the same colors, etc). The WS2812B is very time sensitive, so I ...
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LDR + RGB Led = Color sensor. How to calibrate it?

1$ color sensor. My adventures in electronics continue. While talking with a friend about colors, he told me about color sensors. Later I remembered the video where they sort smarties and so I ...
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Power for Strip lights

How many watts does a 12v 300 led - 5 meter strip light use roughly, is there a wattage per smd/led there 5050, I have a 5amp 12v = 60watts I think and was told that's more than enough, and I have a 1....
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How to feed custom RGB Led keyboard backlight

I have found a lot of topics but none of them describe what I want to use it for. Basically I want to put 104 RGB Leds under my laptop's keyboard and be able to control them individually. The ...
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Control many RGBs by color group using transistors instead of using LED Driver ICs

I have 12 RGB LEDs that I need to control as per the following parameters: -The bulb is on or off -Brightness control of each color group (meaning I don't need control over each color of each bulb) ...
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A led mystery ? how to connect? [closed]

We have ordered from a supplier some high power leds - 20W RGB. They dont have any data sheet , and so we where thinking that we would try and find quickly how to ...
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tricolor single package LEDs do not have same intensity for each color, why?

LEDs that have 3-in-1 RGB capability where each is driven independantly of the other usually contain three seperate LEDs in a single package. Each of them is made using different material to get ...
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can't change LEDs states using PCA9685

I have a PCA9685 IC connected to i2c of cubieboard like board. Also OE pin is connected to one GPIO pin. I'm using ic2tools to communicate with PCA9685, I can read/...
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Digital RGB interface EMI filtering

Consider the following system: where: The motherboard contains a LCD controller (SSD1963 from Solomon Systech) and other components (application processor, solenoid drivers, power supplies, etc.) ...
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High Power RGB Led control

We have got a 20W led ,RGB from a good seller in China. I have a few questions regarding the led (see the attached image) Is there a data sheet to this Leds? something generic ? How can you know ...
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Multiple LED's, one controller, diagram included

I want to make sure that my logic is correct and this would work. I'm trying to control 5, 16.4' LED strips of 5050 RGB SMD's at 60 LEDs/m or 300/strip. I want all of them to be ran off the single ...
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how to get the RGB value of a color using phototransistor or photodiode?

I'm making a color analyzer which can measure Red, Green, and Blue portions of a color (ex: 128,255,0).I'm not supposed to use pre-made color sensors and need 1% ACCURACY. I used three LEDs - R,B &...
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Arduino - Controlling 8 RGB LEDs (beginner question)

First time poster here. I have an Arduino Uno project that will require 8 RGB LEDs to be controlled. They will be turned on and off with pushbuttons, cycling through red, then green, then blue, then ...
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WS 2811 lights flickering

I'm working on a project involving a bunch of daisy-chained WS2811 lights and I'm noticing significant flickering on the ones at the end (lights #16-30 in a chain of 30). Right now, the circuit is a ...
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how to measure RBG values of a color using phototransistor

I am developing a circuit which can measure RGB values of a given color. I have used LED to transmit light and reflected light is filtered by 3 R, G, B filter papers. Earlier I used LDR and found that ...
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LED hub purpose?

What is the main purpose of LED hub, is it used only for RGB matrices to connect shift registers for every color or there are some other applications? I'm working with HUB75 and that is the reason ...
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LM317 and PWM grounds

I have a question regarding the LM317 and PWM. My circuit receives +12v and has three grounds (R,G,B) that are PWM. I need to drop the voltage down to 3.2 volts from the 12 volt source. NOTE: I know ...
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rgb led current limit

I am working with RGB LED, my question is will it burn up / get damaged I have already chosen resistors proper for each color of R G B to draw 20mA, but running R G and B at same time draws lots of ...
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10 3W RGB LEDs in series control current

I'm having the following schematics connected to a 5V 25A DC power supply. All LEDs are 3W RGB, additional values are. R1: 6.8 ohms 1/2W R2: 4,7 ohms 1/2W R3: 4,7 ohms 1/2W I'm using an Arduino Mini ...
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RGB matrix displays?

I'm working on firmware for LED display composed of Chinese RGB LED matrix modules (1/4 scan, 16x16, RGB). I want to find out how some pictures are displayed in three colors, is there any idea behind ...
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Can use 17 resistors with 16 rgb led's?

I always see an rgb led ran with 3 resistors, for example a 20ma led on 5v power uses 150ohm's for red due to it's lower voltage but only 100ohms for green and blue. I am running 6 shift registers off ...
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Controlling multiple RGB leds with PWM from a Atmega328P using one transistor per color

I want to be able to control 9 RGB leds, each color from a potentiometer. Each color needs 20mA, so when all the colors are present the leds will need 540mA (9*3=27, 27*20mA=540mA). My RGBs leds are ...
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What kind of IR controller is required to drive a 15m LED strip?

I have to light a 15m RGB LED strip but I don't know how many amps the IR controller (sensor) is required to drive. There are three LED strips, each 5 metres, and I need to connect them together ...
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How to calculate image brightness for use with LED panel

I am using a 64x64 RGB LED matrix for which I'm preparing some content. The existing firmware reads RGB888 video files. I'd like to analyse these files before uploading them, to make sure the overall ...
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powering 12V 5m/16ft 5050 RGB LED Strip with 16V power adapter?

I'm new to the forum found this using google. i have 2 (Two) 5050 RGB 12V LED Strips that are 5M/16ft. It's not as bright as i'd hoped it would be. I double powered one of them with the cheap power ...
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The Transistor Menace - Questions regarding an Arduino rgb LED project

I've been browsing this forum and the internet now for a couple of days and what I thought would be an easy side project turned into a (for me) quite complicated matter. I'm planning to build a mood ...
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How a decoded picture is stored in a memory? [closed]

If we decode an image (any format) we will get matrix of pixels. For example consider a picture with resolution 10x10 and colour depth of 16777216. Therefore pixel is represented by 24 (888 RGB) bit ...
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RGB Cable Assignments - help

I have a video cable D-Sub 9 pin. Someone know the connector pin assignments to do a RGB 3 bnc cable? Someone can help me? Below, the image of description of the cable
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RGB LED audio spectrum analyzer - Bandpass or FFT?

I'm about to build a coffee table which has a RGB LED matrix build in it just like in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NJDgvV8RZw I want the matrix to display an audio spectrum that ...
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LED strip segments Parallel vs Serial

I have 5050 RGB LED Strip and an RGB controller (Something like this http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT%C2%AE-Waterproof-Flexible-300leds-Changing/dp/B00ASHQQKI/ref=pd_sim_MI_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=...
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Change of RGB LED to cheaper one

Right now I'm reading Raspberry Pi Cookbook and I would like to create the program described in the book. Because I'm beginner and I would like to buy more (cheaper) RGB LEDs at once and also I will ...
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How to run 25 RGB LEDs by an arduino Duemilanove

I am constructing a 5x5 LED grid that has an RGB LED under a plastic cover, and a piezo sensor that changes the RGB LED to one of 8 colors when pressed. So as far as I can tell I need 75 outputs ...
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Arduino project: ultrasonic sensor + 5M 5050 RGB LED strip lights

I'm relatively new to electronics, and as a newbie, I am seeking advice. I'm my current project, I would like to test out the combination of RGB LED strip controlled by one ultrasonic sensor. I am ...
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Prototype for 8x8 RGB LED display [closed]

I am planning to build a small, very low-resolution, 8x8 RGB LED display, which would be able to display a video (some kind of colorful visualization, lo-res) or a picture from PC via DVI or HDMI ...
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Can I interchange TIP3055 emitter & collector to avoid needing to insulate the heatsinks?

Using three TIP3055 transistors for RGB LED switching. Collectors are tied to cases. They need to be heat sunk and everything's already mounted and assembled and I don't have time to get rubber ...
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What kind of RGB LEDs are these?

I bought these RGB flood lights cause I liked the LEDs I saw in them and I was wondering what kind they are so I can just buy the LEDs and not the whole flood light.
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Color Changing LED Circuit upon power on

The circuit I plan to make will have 3 RGB LEDs in it and what I would Like is for it to change colour each time it turns on to a random colour. I'm a beginner level so any help will be greatly ...
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Arduino, RGB LED, BlinkM MaxM controller

I'm a student from QUT doing interaction design this semester (you've probably heard from a few of us over the past few months). Anyway I just order the 25 diffused RGB Leds if that rings a bell for ...