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How To Control LED Lights Via USB

Listener Wally in Menasha, Wisconsin wants to control LED light strips with a computer

There are many devices that will help you do that.

Basically what you’re looking for is a USB LED controller, there are many different types, from custom purpose Arduino/Raspberry Pi types of devices, to devices that take their programming from a computer and then plug into the lights and feed them instructions on their own.

Now, as far as we can tell, controlling the LED strips from your computer will not be trivial, it will probably take some soldering on your part, and it will almost certainly involve some low level work on the software side of things too.

Here is an example of someone who’s done basically what you’re trying to do, so you can get an idea for what’s actually involved.

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Written by Dave Graveline

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