It’s been a long time since I have been able to get back to this project but this week I have spent some quality time working on the software drivers for the APA102 RGB LEDs.
I started developing code on my F5529LP and a strip of 144 APA102 LEDs I picked up from eBay.
Once I figured out how to generate the proper SPI signals, the LEDs just came to life. The challenge then became a matter of writing code to do something intelligent with the LEDs.
Here is a video of a pattern demonstration: