Displaying Patterns on RGB LED Strip

Lesson Details
What is an RGB LED strip? How to connect the RGB strip to evive and program it to display different patterns?


  • Creating scripts to play and understand the different pre-defined patterns on a RGB LED strip.
Classroom Bundle Used: STEM Classroom Bundle, STEM Mini Classroom Bundle
Prerequisites: None
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Lesson Overview

Students will learn the following things:

  • What are the RGB LED strip and its type?
  • How to connect the RGB LED strip to evive?
  • PictoBlox blocks to create different patterns.

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

Component Image Quantity Available in Bundle
evive 1
USB A-B Cable 1

Lesson Outline

RGB LED Strip - 10 minutes
  • What is RGB LED Strip?
  • What are the different variants present in the market?
Circuit Diagram - 10 minutes
  • RGB LED strip pinouts.
  • How to connect it to evive?
Lighting Extension - 10 minutes

PictoBlox block from lighting extension to control the RGB LED strip:

  • Initialise RGB strip () with () LED pixels on pin () block
  • () RGB strip () with color () & delay () seconds block
  • () RGB strip () with delay () seconds block
Activity - 30 minutes

Making different patterns on the RGB LED strip:

  • Color wipe
  • Theater Chase
  • Rainbow
  • Rainbow Cycle
  • Theater Chase Rainbow

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