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Arduino BLINK Blueprints by Utsav Shah, Samarth Shah

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LED strips

LED strips are flexible circuit boards with full color LEDs soldered on them. There are two basic types of LED strip: the "analog" and "digital" kinds. Analog strips have all the LEDs connected in parallel. So, they act as one huge tri-color LED. In case of an analog LED strip, we can't set the color/brightness of each LED. So, they are easy to use and inexpensive. Digital LED strips work in a different way. To use the LED, we have to send digital code corresponding to each LED in the case of a digital LED strip. As they provide more modularity, they are quite expensive. Also, digital LED strips are difficult to use compared to analog LED strips:

Internally, RGB LEDs are connected to each other in parallel. One section of the strip contains ...

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