Live Robot Hack Session
DJ Sures

DJ's 7th Live Hack (NeoPixel, Arduino, Raspberry Pi EZBPi Server)

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Today's live hack, we'll play with the Arduino and see if we can get it to control NeoPixels by using the existing NeoPixel Blaster control. Then, there's the new EZBPi Server for the Raspberry Pi - we should check that out for sure! We'll always talk about other things as well, like the development of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi.

I started catching up on my Friday night live hacking sessions. I just wish had an opportunity to watch them live, but the archived sessions are great.

I've wanted to add neopixels or some sort of LEDs to my upcoming project and thought this would be a great thing to watch. But, although you were able to get the neopixel working on the EZB, you used the neoblaster to connect it to the EZB. I checked the EzRobot website and it appears that product is not available. Is there another way to connect a neopixel to an EZB? 

BTW - I made sure to subscribe to the Youtube channel.

Many thanks.
Hello @ggr_scott

There's couple options out there:

1. Build from the source-available design for the Neopixel Blaster:

2. Use an Arduino to generate the neopixel LED signal and trigger the sequences from a Raspi or EZ-Bv4 with UART or I2C communication.

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Thanks Jeremie. 

I was looking for something a little more plug n play. So, since I'm a tax attorney and not technically inclined, building my own blaster is out, at least for know.

I'll keep looking.

Scott, take a look at Adafruit and see if they have a neopixel controller. If they do, we can always make a behavior control for it so it works in ez-builder. Let us know what you find
Thanks DJ.

I'll have a better idea of what lights I'll need for my project once I sketch out what my boys actually want to create / hack.

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Looks like there some more Neopixel discussion over here!:D