micro:bit + Programmable LED Resources

micro:bit + Programmable LED Resources

This post is a collection resources for learning to program LEDs with micro:bit using "WS2812B" LEDs, aka "Neopixels".

This post is a work-in-progress as I find more helpful resources online. If you know of a resource that should be on this list, please let me know. Thanks!

Intro to MakeCode for micro:bit - Programmable LEDs:

This video goes over:
  • How to code the neopixels in MakeCode
  • How to connect the LEDs to the micro:Bit
  • How to install the Neopixel Extension
  • How to program a simple rainbow animation on the strip, and make it react to the accelerometer

Creating Neopixel Sub-Strips in MakeCode:

  • This video shows how to create sub-strips, which allow you to label different groups of pixels throughout your strip so that you can control those pieces individually.
  • This video is for the Circuit Playground Express, but the concept is the same as the micro:bit.

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