Can I use Blynk for this LED project?

Hey guys!

I’m a girl very new to the world of arduino and adressable LEDs. I have this project where I have programmed a small LED strip with a cylon effect using an arduino nano.

I was thinking I could add a ESP8266 module to control the number of repetitions, the speed and the color over wifi

In the code below, you can see CylonBounce determines 25 repetitions, color white and a fix speed and return delay.

Could this be set with Blynk? Like having a slide for the number of cycles, another for the speed, and a way to change the color, if needed? And more importantly how complicated would it be to set up?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h>
#define PIN 12
#define NUM_LEDS 30
// Parameter 1 = number of pixels in strip
// Parameter 2 = pin number (most are valid)
// Parameter 3 = pixel type flags, add together as needed:
//   NEO_KHZ800  800 KHz bitstream (most NeoPixel products w/WS2812 LEDs)
//   NEO_KHZ400  400 KHz (classic 'v1' (not v2) FLORA pixels, WS2811 drivers)
//   NEO_GRB     Pixels are wired for GRB bitstream (most NeoPixel products)
//   NEO_RGB     Pixels are wired for RGB bitstream (v1 FLORA pixels, not v2)
Adafruit_NeoPixel strip = Adafruit_NeoPixel(NUM_LEDS, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);

void setup() {
  strip.begin();
  strip.show(); // Initialize all pixels to 'off'
}

void loop()
{
  for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++)
  {
     CylonBounce(0xff, 0xff, 0xff , 1, 11, 50);
  }
  while(true); // do nothing
}

  
void CylonBounce(byte red, byte green, byte blue, int EyeSize, int SpeedDelay, int ReturnDelay){

  for(int i = 0; i < NUM_LEDS-EyeSize-2; i++) {
    setAll(0,0,0);
    setPixel(i, red/10, green/10, blue/10);
    for(int j = 1; j <= EyeSize; j++) {
      setPixel(i+j, red, green, blue); 
    }
    setPixel(i+EyeSize+1, red/10, green/10, blue/10);
    showStrip();
    delay(SpeedDelay);
  }

  delay(ReturnDelay);

  for(int i = NUM_LEDS-EyeSize-2; i > 0; i--) {
    setAll(0,0,0);
    setPixel(i, red/10, green/10, blue/10);
    for(int j = 1; j <= EyeSize; j++) {
      setPixel(i+j, red, green, blue); 
    }
    setPixel(i+EyeSize+1, red/10, green/10, blue/10);
    showStrip();
    delay(SpeedDelay);
  }
  
  delay(ReturnDelay);
}

void showStrip() {
 #ifdef ADAFRUIT_NEOPIXEL_H 
   // NeoPixel
   strip.show();
 #endif
 #ifndef ADAFRUIT_NEOPIXEL_H
   FastLED.show();
 #endif
}

void setPixel(int Pixel, byte red, byte green, byte blue) {
 #ifdef ADAFRUIT_NEOPIXEL_H 
   // NeoPixel
   strip.setPixelColor(Pixel, strip.Color(red, green, blue));
 #endif
 #ifndef ADAFRUIT_NEOPIXEL_H 
   leds[Pixel].r = red;
   leds[Pixel].g = green;
   leds[Pixel].b = blue;
 #endif
}

void setAll(byte red, byte green, byte blue) {
  for(int i = 0; i < NUM_LEDS; i++ ) {
    setPixel(i, red, green, blue); 
  }
  showStrip();
}

:wink: try it the worst that can happen is you’ll fail but be hooked on Blynk

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