Software to Control RGB Strips

Brett Salyer brettsalyer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 22:16:07 EST 2017


On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:07:40 PM UTC-5, Brett Salyer wrote:
> Hey all,
> 
> I was debating on getting some RGB light strips for my room. I noticed, from this tutorial:
> 
> http://popoklopsi.github.io/RaspberryPi-LedStrip/#!/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!

Thanks a lot, man!


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