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What is LIT Tinker?

LIT Tinker is a wireless driver/controller for individually addressable LED strips such as the WS2811/WS2812. It allows you to wirelessly control an LED strip using existing firmware such as WLED, ESPixelStick, or ESPHome, as well as integrate into your existing home automation setup. Because LIT Tinker is powered by Wemos D1 Mini (an ESP8266 WiFi module), you can also write custom program to control the LED strip using Arduino sketches.

What is WS2811/WS2812?

WS2811/WS2812 (also WS2812B and NeoPixels) are individually addressable LEDs popular in the maker community due to their low cost and convenience to program. They are used in many cool projects. Check out this and this.

WS2812

What is WLED?

WLED is a fast and feature-rich implementation of an ESP8266/ESP32 webserver to control NeoPixel (WS2812B, WS2811, SK6812, APA102) LEDs! It comes with mobile apps that allows you to control your LED strip wirelessly from your phone. It also has excellent home automation integration and MQTT support.

What is Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. Arduino consists of both a physical programmable circuit board (often referred to as a microcontroller) and a piece of software, or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on your computer, used to write and upload computer code to the physical board.

What is Wemos D1 Mini?

Wemos D1 Mini

The Wemos D1 Mini is an Arduino-compatible module based on the ESP8266 wireless chipset. It is a microcontroller responsible for all of the compute needed to power the controller, analogous to the CPU of a PC.

What is ESP8266?

ESP8266

The ESP8266 is a System on a Chip (SoC), designed and manufactured by the Chinese company Espressif. Due to its low cost and strong community support, it is very popular in the maker community and widely used in DIY projects. You can learn more about ESP8266 here. ESP32 is the newer version of ESP8266.