The AmbiPi.tv Kit contains everything you need to connect a WS2801 LED strip or 12mm Pixel modules to a Raspberry Pi using the onboard SPI interface of the RaspberryPi.
It provides the required 3.3V (on the Raspberry Pi side) to 5V (on the LED strips side) level conversion for the SPI pins (CLOCK and DATA) and also contains a power jack for connecting the 5V power you need for the LEDs.
RaspberryPi WS2801 Bridge Kit includes
- 1.6mm PCB
- socket to connect to a Raspberry Pi
- 74HCT08N Levelshifter
- 100nF Capacitor
- 2.1mm Powersupply jack for 5V
- 1x4 Pinheader for connecting the led strip
- Infrared Receiver
- Remote Control
This board will work with any WS2801 based product at any Voltage that the product needs (5V,12V).
Clarification: You can use this board with a 12V pixel setup or a 5V ledstrip.
Using a 12V powersupply on a 5V product will break your product of course.
Please check out the python example code, the lircd config files and the setup from XBMC available on our github repository here: https://github.com/hackerspaceshop/AmbiPi.tv
We also got the standard JST 4-pin connectors used for most WS2801 strips and pixels.
Please add them from the options drop down if you need one.
If you select "full assembly" from below the PCB will be fully assembled but we will NOT solder the JST connector.
That is because there is no standardized pinout and there are so many ledstrip and pixel vendors these days.
The following products from the hackerspaceshop.com will work with this kit: