Description: This is a full panel of eight SPLixel Strip-8s. NOTE: The SPLixel Strip-8 are eight individual SPLixel Strip-8s, there is no electrical connection from one strip to the next. That said, it took us around 10 minutes to solder some hook-up wire onto the bottom to make it into one big 8x8 light blasting 64 LED beast of a board!
To make the panelized set of SPLixel Strip-8 into individual SPLixel Strip-8s, simply snap the technical strips off of the ends (easy with a pair of pliers).
The SPLixel Strip-8 is a set of eight WS2812B individually addressable LEDs on a PCB. The the entire strip is a almost 4" long. The WS2812B LEDs are very colorful and very powerful! In fact, we'd say they are our favorite LEDs. To control them, they do require very specific signals with very specific timing. To drive them without re-inventing the wheel on your own, there are some WS281x libraries around that you can use with an Arduino, and also our own SPLixel Basic LED driver.
The SPLixel Strip is fun on it's own, but if you want more, they are designed to be evenly spaced both vertically and or horizontally. The LEDs are set along the length of the PCB at 1/2" intervals. The two ends of the PCB are cut a little short, so that if you stack two together the LEDs can still be at an exact 1/2" spacing. The same goes for spacing them horizontally, as the boards are made thin enough to get the LEDs 1/2" apart. NOTE: in this panelized form the spacing from SPLixel Strip-8 to SPLixel Strip-8 is not spaced for 1/2" LED spacing (the board house panelized it using 2mm spacing).
At both ends of the SPLixel Strip there are three 0.1" spaced (breadboard friendly) holes that you can mount either your pin headers or wires to. Common on both ends are the pins for +5v and ground. One data in pin on one end and a data out pin on the other. This way you can chain them together to make longer strips.
- 5 volts
- LEDs spaced 1/2" center to center
- Size: 3 15/16 x 7/16" (11
- 2x mounting holes 2" appart
- 8x SPLixel Strip-8 still in a panel