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SK6812 led strip control by chipKIT

Created Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:59:00 +0000 by alanwangwang


Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:59:00 +0000

Nowadays , i have got some led chip , they are SK6812, It include SK6812 RGB LED , SK6812RGBW LED ,SK6812WWA led , Normally i use arduino to control them , now i want to use chipkit to control them ,if anybody have the libraries for them . thanks


Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:23:29 +0000

I'm not familiar with those LEDs, but they look very much like knock-off WS2812s.

You can try working with them as if they were WS2812 and see how you go. A howto can be found here:

The library requires DMA in the host microcontroller, so it won't work with the low-end chipKITs like the Uno32, etc.


Thu, 17 Sep 2015 01:52:52 +0000

Also, if you need different bit timings from what the WS2812 needs, there is a new version of the ckWS2812 library for chipKIT that not only uses a lot less memory but allows you to set up different bit timing.



Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:37:15 +0000

SK6812 led is clone ws2812b led,you can use ws2812b library for sk6812 led.


Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:54:07 +0000

For WS2812B LEDs I now use the PICxel library, which is also used by the NeoMatrix driver for DisplayCore.