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    Dirk,

    I did they a few years ago with 84 candy canes each candy cane has 18 red leds. here is a write up I did back then. http://www.ohio-lights.com/projects/...anes/index.cfm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUeO8BIUX98

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    I remember seeing those, Dan -- thanks for the reminder! I thought it was a slick solution!

    This project started out as just an experiment with the WS2811 chip, but evolved into something much larger. I continued with the WS2811's so that they'd be plug-in compatible with the other pixels I wanted to use this year. One thing I liked was that I didn't have to etch any boards to make it work.

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    I found these. Would these work the same way? Lights already attached. Found them on Aliexpress.

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    I had a set of 50 of those sent to me by mistake. Wired without the silicone sleeves. I got a refund and got to keep them. I might have a use for them now.

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    Those are essentially the pixel nodes including the RGB led but without the protective case and wiring. They're ready to be wired together and you'd have a pixel string. A nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    No dissection necessary. Hand made with some plain white LEDs, ws2811 driver pcbs, some of Grelllbbb's LED carriers and 5-line ribbon cable, driven by an ESPixelStick. Requires only 12 channels for all 12 LEDs; regular bullet pixels were too big for the tubes so I crafted some monopixels instead.

    Wiring diagram is below... and it's a wiring PITA... But I like the effect and it'll drive visitors crazy trying to figure out how to get the ones they bought at Target to do the same thing.
    I have 12 of these candy canes and was wondering what to do with them. Now I know. I ordered 200 of the 2811 and the carrier boards but the diagram doesn't make sense. It says each candy cane uses 12 LED's but the diagram only shows 3. Do you make up 4 of these for every candy cane? I would think one would use a carrier for each pixel with a 2811 at each end only. What am I not getting?

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    The diagram is for one "Pixel", a normal ws2811 pixel is 3 LEDs, red, blue, and green in a single "bulb", like those pictured a few posts earlier. All you are doing here is substituting 3 individual white LEDs for the single RGB and using the carrier boards to assist in spacing them apart.

    So there are in essence 4 or 5 "Pixels" in each cane, depending on how many light you want inside.
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    Hmmm. The wiki says 12 pixels per cane. So you're saying the diagram is for one pixel. I would have to make 12 of these for each cane. That means spacing between LED carrier is about an inch to keep the 3 LED's reasonably close. Easier to use pixel strips but more costly.

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    The total length of the plastic candy cane itself was about 33", including the base area where the LEDs wouldn't be seen anyway. This left about 30-31" of "lighted" space. With 12 LEDs, this meant 11 "between" wires so 31" divided by 11 = 2.81" between the LEDs. I rounded it down to 2.75" for easier measuring.

    I used four WS2811 driver boards and 8 LED carriers for each cane; the assembly order was: driver-carrier-carrier-driver-carrier-carrier, etc.

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    I just checked the length of my canes. They are 66 inches.

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