21. Gulaschprogrammiernacht

LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone!
Language: English

  • 06-09, 12:00–13:30, Room 112 (HFG)
  • 06-10, 12:00–13:30, Room 112 (HFG)

All times in Europe/Berlin

Learn how to program LED strips.

It's super easy and fun to make your life trippy and beautiful.

For total beginners -- no knowledge needed at all.

LED strips have become really inexpensive. Hackers have created many easy methods for controlling them to make patterns and colors. In this workshop you will learn an easy way to control LED strips and make them do what you want. We will make use a very inexpensive Arduino clone. I'll show you everything you need to know to use existing programs -- as-is, or to hack on -- to control the colors in your world with LED strips.

This workshop is for total beginners.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Intro to Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LEDs
  • Brief intro to Arduino
  • How to use an Arduino to control an LED strip
  • Some demos of programs you can download

For ages 10 - 100.

Taught by Mitch Altman.

Optional: Bring your laptop, if you can.

Materials costs

The workshop is free, but if you would like to partake in the hands-on aspects of the workshop, Mitch will have materials for 20 € (useful for making your life trippy and beautiful).

Content Notes


Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman is an international hacker, inventor, entrepreneur, author, mentor, best known for starting Noisebridge hackerspace and inventing TV-B-Gone, which turns off TVs in public places.

Wikipedia page:


TEDxBrussels talk: "The Hackerspace Movement":


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