RGB LED Breakout – WS2812B – SparkFun BOB-13282
This is a breakout board for the WS2812B RGB LED.
The WS2812B is actually an RGB LED with a WS2811 embedded controller built right into the LED!
All the necessary pins are broken out to 0.1″ spaced headers for easy bread-boarding.
What makes the WS2812B really special is the way it’s controlled. The controller embedded into the LED communicates via a one-wire interface. With the help of some libraries, they’re super simple to control.
You could even chain Several of these breakouts together to form a display or an addressable string. IE the output of one LED can be connected to the input of another to create strips of hundreds of LEDs. The more boards you have linked together, the fancier your animations can be!