WS2801 Module

ws2801.init()

Initializes the module and sets the pin configuration.

Syntax

ws2801.init(pin_clk, pin_data)

Parameters

  • pin_clk pin for the clock. Supported are GPIO 0, 2, 4, 5.
  • pin_data pin for the data. Supported are GPIO 0, 2, 4, 5.

Returns

nil

ws2801.write()

Sends a string of RGB Data in 24 bits to WS2801. Don't forget to call ws2801.init() before.

Syntax

ws2801.write(string)

Parameters

  • string payload to be sent to one or more WS2801. It should be composed from an RGB triplet per element.
    • R1 the first pixel's red channel value (0-255)
    • G1 the first pixel's green channel value (0-255)
    • B1 the first pixel's blue channel value (0-255)
      ... You can connect a lot of WS2801...
    • R2, G2, B2 are the next WS2801's Red, Green, and Blue channel values

Returns

nil

Example

ws2801.write(string.char(255,0,0, 0,255,0, 0,0,255))