WLED is one of the fastest ways to add a feature-rich implementation of an ESP8266/ESP32 webserver to control addressable LEDs like the NeoPixel (WS2812B, WS2811, SK6812) or WS2801 and APA102.

Build amazing customisable light shows and wearables using this excellent free open-source, which needs no coding skills to get up and running.

  1. USB Data cable and ESP8266/ESP32
  2. Access Point (AP) with WEP key access
  3. Laptop computer and USB data Cable
  4. Addressable LEDs like NeoPixel (WS2812B, WS2811, SK6812) LEDs or WS2801 and APA102
  5. WLED Web Installer – https://install.wled.me and follow the instructions
  6. Once joined to the AP, you can configure the ESP to run as AP itself and choose a GPIO pin for the LED Data. Full documentation on the website here – https://kno.wled.ge/

Here are some working examples of how you might use this at the Parks Library Makerspace.