Electronic – arduino – Show different colors using RGB LED strip and Arduino

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I am a beginner, I am following this post to program RGB LEDs (smd 5050).

I want few specific LEDs to glow in specific color while other LEDs are glowing in other color. Need help in doing this.

I have Arduino UNO board with me.

EDIT: Atleast, guiding in right direction will be appreciated.

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Best Answer

From my understanding, all LEDs on your strip are connected in a serial/parallel way that makes it impossible to drive the LEDs individually.

You need a strip with either WS2812 or APA102. APA102 is easier to drive from an Arduino as the protocol is SPI. Addfruit provides a very comprehensive description how to drive WS2812 from an Arduino.