So you’d like to use a programmable LED setup in one of your projects, but you’d rather not go through the trouble of setting up an Arduino or other board for control. It’s not really that hard to do, but it’s not exactly trivial either. Once you have it changing colors, if you’d like to have some sort of external control, say, via a smartphone, then there is still more to figure out.
Since this is the Tindie blog, I’d wager that most people reading would be able to set a strip up. If you’re like me, however, sometimes you just want something to work as part of a larger project without having to fiddle with the details. There is no shame in that, and the Flickerstrip aims to fulfill this potential “need” with a programmable LED strip (WS2812s LEDs) and a controller sold as a set. The setup, as seen in the video below, can be tweaked via the system’s app, which looks pretty neat.
Although there are certainly many uses for something like this, in my mind, it is just begging to be put inside of an infinity mirror!