Well, last time we have released addition of the Grove – LED Ring Series including three new dimensions of the LED Rings, which I’m sure are very fun to play with! For those who have missed it, here is a kindly reminder.  

This week, we are excited to bring you our extension to the LED Sticks Series. Introducing Grove – RGB LED(WS2813 Mini), Grove – RGB LED Stick(15-WS2813 Mini) and Grove – RGB LED Stick(20-WS2813 Mini) to the system!

Yes, they all use the same addressable RGB WS2813 LED, and so if you are already familiar with the component, this will be a piece of cake to add more lighting effects in the project! Saying so, The Grove – LED series support the use of the well-known FastLED library for controlling and implementing beautiful lighting effects!

Let’s first look at the quick comparison of the series.

Comparison of the Grove LED Stick family

The WS2813B-Mini intelligent control LED is an upgraded version of WS2812B, the control circuit and RGB chip are integrated into a package of 3535 components. With the help of the built-in control circuit, each LED is addressable. So, you can control the lighting and color of specific LED lights as you like, creating endless lighting effects. A significant advantage of WS2813B-Mini compared to traditional LED is the support for signal break-point continuous transmission. This means that even if one or two LEDs are damaged, the entire LED ring will still work properly.

Signal break-point continuous transmission

As long as not two or more adjacent LEDs are broken, the remaining LEDs will be able to work normally!

Each LED is chainable, and we also keep the chainable pads on the back of the LED Sticks, so you can cascade several LED Sticks to fulfill the needs. On top of that, only one control signal is needed for the connected system, but for power, external power source is needed for multiple LED sticks.

Multiple Connection

To give you some inspirations, I’ve built a small RGB keyboard lamp using the Grove – RGB Sticks (15 WS2813 Mini), adding some RGB lighting effects on my old Magic keyboard just like the modern mechanical keyboards with built-in RGB effects!

RGB LED Keyboard Lamp

Features 

  • 256 gray levels, 256*256*256=16777216” full-color display
  • Built-in control circuit in a 3535 components
  • Chainable, can be cascaded with multiple LED rings
  • Support 5V/3.3V power in, support 5V/3.3V control data level.
  • Dual-signal wires, signal break-point continuous transmission

Hardware Overviews

So that is it for this week’s product release! Hope you guys like it! Stay tuned for more products releasing in the future!

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