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|Pattern Drivers||High level software that sends data to "controllers".|
|Controllers||Things that can generate the specific timings & packet formats needed to drive many addressible LEDs. Controllers usually can hold and repeat at least one frame.|
|Pixels||Addressible LEDs. The innovation that enabled this world of wonder.|
|Pixel ICs||The main chip usually embeded into Pixels as a standalone component. Should not include LEDs.|
|Pixel Decoders||Devices that are not meant for driving pixels directly but are capable of sharing the same standard communication standards that addressable Pixels use.|
|Adapters||Someting that aids the hardware compatibility between some (usually commodity) "controller" hardware and the light strings/panels. Likely cannot hold a frame on its own.|
|DIY MicroBoards||Useful microprocessors boards that can (usually) be used directly with certain pixel types. Pairing with an "adapter" is common.|
|Connectors||Connectors that are commonly used in LED products|
|Drive Libraries||Software to turn off the shelf or commodity hardware into "controllers".|
|Diffusive Materials||Materials that the community has tested as a light diffuser.|
|Commercial Pixel Systems||Complete systems that are usually mostly only compatible with a closed ecosystem. Often, but not only, based on the same common technologies but "cleaned up", "easy to use", or provided as a service.|
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