WS2812 Module

ws2812.write()

Send GRB data in 8 bits to a WS2812 chain.

Syntax

ws2812.writegrb(pin, string)

Parameters

  • pin any GPIO pin 0, 1, 2, ...
  • string payload to be sent to one or more WS2812 LEDs. It should be composed from a GRB triplet per element.
    • G1 the first pixel's Green channel (0-255)
    • R1 the first pixel's Red channel (0-255)
    • B1 the first pixel's Blue channel (0-255)
      ... You can connect a lot of WS2812 ...
    • G2, R2, B2 are the next WS2812's Green, Red, and Blue channel parameters

Returns

nil

g = 0
r = 255
b = 0
leds_grb = string.char(g,r,b, g,r,b) 
ws2812.write(2, leds_grb) -- turn two WS2812Bs to red, connected to pin 2

ws2812.writergb()

Send GRB data in 8bits to a WS2812 chain.

Syntax

ws2812.writergb(pin, string)

Parameters

  • pin any GPIO pin 0, 1, 2, ...
  • string payload to be sent to one or more WS2812 LEDs. It should be composed from an RGB triplet per element.
    • R1 the first pixel's Red channel (0-255)
    • G1 the first pixel's Green channel (0-255)
    • B1 the first pixel's Blue channel (0-255)
      ... You can connect a lot of WS2812 ...
    • R2, G2, B2 are the next WS2812's Red, Green, and Blue channel parameters

Returns

nil

Example

leds_rgb = string.char(255,0,0, 0,255,0, 0,0,255) 
ws2812.writergb(2, leds_rgb) -- turn three WS2812Bs to red, green, and blue respectively