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Release status: beta [box doku]

Description LED-Panels for light shows (hardware + software)
Author(s)  Jorgen,Simon



dimension: 50x50 cm

material: aluminium

front: plexi-glass


LED strip alignment ruler


Just a small 3D printed tool, to align the LED strips on a aluminium plate.

  • tool to align the first LED strip on the top of the plate:

  • tool to align all other LED strips on bottom of strip before:


  • LED strips
    • 60 LEDs / meter
    • 30x30 LEDs / panel
    • 15 meter / panel
  • ICs
    • WS2811 or similar once...
    • LED-Pixel
    • WS2812 or WS2812b (full color LED + WS2811 IC)
  • shop


power supply

  • 1.8 to 2.0 amps for 1 meter LED strips full white


first try

first experiments are done with simple light library to control LED strips by Raspberry Pi and build a demo mobile app to detect sound meter and blinken the LEDs by sound.

light library

first experimental library to control LED strips with WS2801 ICs by PWM.

source: node-rpi-ws2801

sound library


prototype panel with 15x15 LEDs

first test panel is ready and working great: (video to demonstrate simple fft animation) (video of scroll fire animation)

prototype panel with 30x30 LEDs

the second panel is working now and is really bright!!! (example videos on youtube playlist)

  • 15m of WS2812b LED strips with 60 LEDs / m
  • 2 fadecandy boards (synced by software)
  • everything mount on one 50x50 cm aluminium plate
  • on front one 50x50 cm plexiglas plate to diffuse the light
  • 1 300 Watt (5V 60A) power supply (needed for full bright = 218 Watt)


new software