One of the amazing things about an active developer like Dominic Clifton is the constant additions of really cool things — even its it just looks cool.
But the LED strips code on Cleanflight not only looks cool but has practical uses of letting you know if you copter is armed, what flight mode it is in, if the battery is running flat or other warnings….and has indicators for when you turn!
So how do you get these suckers going?
Firstly buy some strips. Lots of places supply these but I find the hard mounted ones from here http://www.nextfpv.com.au/products/naze-32-cjmcu-8-bit-ws2812-5050-rgb-led not only work really well, they are extremely bright from 5v and tough!
- Grab a soft silicon rx cord like this one http://www.nextfpv.com.au/collections/cables-connectors/products/twisted-male-to-male-26-awg-silicone-servo-lead-jr-130mmblack-red-white-5pcs
Cut one end of tin the wires and the Gnd VDC and Din on the LED strip
Solder the black onto GND, red onto VDC and white onto DIN
Disconnect the Signal lead from the other end
The signal lead needs to connect to Input pin 5 on the Naze board
The rest of the rx cable can connect to Motor out 6 with Black to the outside of board
Use the small plate on the N250 and some Double sided tape. Hardware job done.
Load Latest cleanflight
Open Cleanflight and turn on LED strip
This setting does outside 3 back as indicators — all for arming and warnings and flashing indicator for brake — but experiment — thats all I did ☺