Wire and control ledstrips with the esp8266

I am trying to correctly wire an rgb adressable ledstrip. In a successive blog post, I will make it smart as my goal is to control the lights via Home Assistant, depending on triggers.

Hardware required is the cheap WS8211. This ledstrip works on 12V and you can control every 3 leds (as one). I will wire it with both a Raspberry Pi Zero and an Esp8266. If you’re interested, read on!

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