Programming with RGB Lights

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Programming with RGB Lights

A beginner-friendly intro to working with programmable RGB LEDs (NeoPixels).

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MakerLabs 780 East Cordova Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1M3 Canada

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About this event

Learn how to work with programmable RGB LEDs and how to implement them into your own creations. This course will start with a beginner-friendly introduction to working with LEDs, power requirements, wiring, and progress to covering how to work with NeoPixels and Arduino.

NeoPixels are programmable LEDs that only need one data-wire to control hundreds of RGB LEDs, making designs compact, scalable, and possible to create artistic designs and interactive displays.

Duration: 3 hours.


  • $79 Admission ticket, borrow materials for the duration of the class.
  • $119 Admission ticket, keep materials after class. Take-home materials include Arduino Uno, 50cm strip of Neopixels, 170-point breadboard, 5V power supply, assorted LEDs, resistors, and wires.

Prerequisites: None.

Ages: 13+

Required Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own laptop and charger with a USB Type-A port (or appropriate adapter). Participants must be computer literate, and comfortable installing software packages and managing files.

Location: MakerLabs, 780 East Cordova Street, V6A 1M3, Vancouver, Canada

Cancellation Policy: Refunds or rescheduling to a future date are available until 24 hours before the event by contacting us via email. Refunds cannot be provided with less than 24 hours notice but 50% of the price can be credited towards a future session. No refunds or credit provided for no shows. Note that Eventbrite fees are non refundable, and will be deducted from the refund.

Accessibility: The first floor of the venue is wheelchair accessible up a small ramp (equivalent to 3 steps). However, classes will usually take place on the second floor which is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at least a week in advance and if availability permits, the class can be relocated to a wheelchair accessible location on the first floor.

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