WLED for SP501E LED Controller

Running WLED on SP501E LED-Controllers In 2020, I got myself a few SP501E LED Controllers to experiment with. Over time, I have installed those, and embedded them in a bunch of home assistant automations. Make sure to read the first post, where much of this is explained in detail. Over time, I reprogrammed most of the controllers from esphome to WLED. There a few reasons: While the esphome-Firmware has a much wider field of use, WLED allows for more creativity....

21. March 2021 · 3 min · margau

Custom Firmware for SP501E LED Controller

2h LED hack Recently, I got myself a little “WS2812 LED Pixel Controller” from AliExpress. The Controller is called “SP501E”, did cost around €8 and is supposed to be a “smart Wi-Fi device”. Therefore, I suspected an ESP8266 controller inside it, and I may be able to use my own firmware with it. I was right, and so the SP501E is now part of my Home Assistant without any cloud....

21. November 2020 · 5 min · margau

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