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LED Strip Module for Yukon

by Pimoroni

Drive WS2812/Neopixel and APA102/Dotstar addressable RGB LED strips from your Pimoroni Yukon project with this 5V / 5A regulator with level-shifting.

Connect the data-in end of your addressable LED strip up to the module's convenient screw terminals to add colour to your project.

We used this module and some Neon-like RGB LED strip to equip our remote controlled rover with some light-up bling! 🌈

LED strips and connectors are sold separately.

Features

  • Compatible with 5V WS2812/Neopixel/SK6812 and APA102/Dotstar/SK9822 LEDs
  • Screw terminals for attaching your LED strip
  • TPS54A24 step-down converter (datasheet)
  • Fixed 5V output
  • 5A continuous current (10A peak)
  • 5V level-shifted clock and data
  • Temperature and power good sensors
  • Fully-assembled (no soldering required)
  • Compatible with Pimoroni Yukon

Software

You can find examples to help you get started driving addressable LED strips with Yukon below, as well as our showcase example for the remote-controlled rover.

Pinout and Schematic

Notes

  • Measurements: 24mm x 20mm x 13.7mm (L x W x H).
  • Two WS2812 strips can be driven off one module, by wiring one strip's data line to the DAT line as normal, and the other to the CLK line. Sneaky!
  • A maximum of 8 LED strips are supported by Yukon across all modules. Each strip uses a PIO state machine of the RP2040.

About Yukon

Yukon is a high-power modular robotics and engineering platform, built around Raspberry Pi's formidable RP2040 chip. It has slots for attaching interchangeable hardware modules for driving combinations of devices such as motors, servos, steppers, and LED strips, all from one board!

Featuring an XT30 connector, Yukon can be directly powered off 2 to 4 cell LiPo batteries (or any other 5 to 17V source), to deliver up to 15A continuous for your high-power projects. An e-Fuse with switchable output protects the board, along with voltage, current, and temperature sensors that can be monitored by your programs.

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