Software to Control RGB Strips

brettsalyer at brettsalyer at
Fri Jan 13 13:07:29 EST 2017

Hey all,

I was debating on getting some RGB light strips for my room. I noticed, from this tutorial:!/ws2812

there is a  WS2812x library to run commands that control the RGB strip. Well, I wanted to, instead of running commands through a terminal, create a GUI using python, then exploit the library I mentioned above to create a piece of software that controls my lighting from my Raspberry Pi.

I was going to use Tkinter to create the GUI. 

Now, I'm a pretty beginner programmer, having only taken a C++ course and the Java course I'm in now.

Do I just need to download the WS2812x library, and, then, access that library as I would, say, a header file in C++? In Pythons syntax, of course.

Anything to get me pointed in the right direction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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