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Hello
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We hope you find these lists useful. If there is something that should be added, please do so!
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There are many empty cells. Some are empty because they don't make sense. The rest are empty because the data has not been filled in. Please fill in missing data!
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Cells highlighted like this need to be verified. Please help do so.
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Cells highlighted like this are likely missing data that shoul be easy to fill in. Please help do so.
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We realize that not everything perfectly fits into the categories we're definining. If it makes sense to add a new category, it will be added. However we should discuss this first.
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Current URLs
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awesomeledlist.com
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tiny.cc/awesomesheet
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10pHG7_VIVltyqJK1Y0T5g3Iq6YJV2MnhMp3UcAVB-GA
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Editing
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This document is editable. Please help improve it. Unfortunately, we've had an incident where it looks like someone accidentally deleted a column. No big deal. Please watch out!
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If we have more bad edits in the future, we can always undo. Unfortunately might lose changes from after the bad edit too...
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Per-cell formatting should be very rare, if ever used. Never change the text color to look like adjacent cells. Add a URL or leave it.
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If you find you cannot edit the sheet, I probably messed up. It's apparently relatively easy to accidentally lock this whole document. I think it has to do with the iOS sheets app and copyig the link from there. Please shoot me an email if I accidentally lock it down.
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TabsWe've created a bunch of tabs to organize the various lists. Don't forget to scroll and check other lists!
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Pattern DriversHigh level software that sends data to "controllers".
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ControllersThings that can generate the specific timings & packet formats needed to drive many addressible LEDs. Controllers usually can hold and repeat at least one frame.
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PixelsAddressible LEDs. The innovation that enabled this world of wonder.
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Pixel ICsThe main chip usually embeded into Pixels as a standalone component. Should not include LEDs.
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Pixel DecodersDevices that are not meant for driving pixels directly but are capable of sharing the same standard communication standards that addressable Pixels use.
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AdaptersSometing that aids the hardware compatibility between some (usually commodity) "controller" hardware and the light strings/panels. Likely cannot hold a frame on its own.
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DIY MicroBoardsUseful microprocessors boards that can (usually) be used directly with certain pixel types. Pairing with an "adapter" is common.
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ConnectorsConnectors that are commonly used in LED products
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Drive LibrariesSoftware to turn off the shelf or commodity hardware into "controllers".
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Diffusive MaterialsMaterials that the community has tested as a light diffuser.
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Commercial Pixel SystemsComplete 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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Many Thanks to Mr Cameron Tacklind for starting this doc :-)
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Tidiness
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Please endeavor to keep consistent formatting throughout this document. Please fix any inconsistencies you find.
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Commas are list separators. Periods are decimal separators. Use the Oxford comma.
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Numerically comparable columns should only contain numbers in the cells. We use a "custom number format" to append the appropriate units for display purposes.
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Remove all formatting when adding information.
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Filters
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Most pages are setup with filters on columns. If you use them, please reset selection to "all" once you're done. Alternatively, make a copy of the whole document for yourself.
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Notes
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Please use "Notes", the Google Sheets feature (not the column), for "extra" information about specific cells.
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Discussion
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If there are possibly contentious changes or you're unsure about any changes you've made or would like to make, please use a "Comment".
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Legal
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I am not a lawyer but consider any information you find here to be presented "as-is" and has no guarantee of being correct. If you post any information here, consider it released to the public and not under your control.