This is a small project to control an led matrix using wifi, set up to go over a local router. The idea is simply to have a system whereby the led matrix will play animations from software running on a computer that is further away from the led matrix, or where using cables is not wanted. The set up currently works for an array of 8 by 30 leds and uses the freeware pixelcontroller software:
The test ws2811 led array running pixelcontroller output
The hardware components are: Teensy 3.0 microcontroller, CC3000 wifi breakout board from Adafruit, 8 x Ws2811 led strips
The software uses the OctoWS2811 led controller software to allow the Teensy3 to drive the data to the array quickly, and the CC3000 software for the breakout board, so that the Teesy can talk to the wifi module and connect to the wireless network. links to follow.
Further description and code to follow shortly on the wireless control page