There are a few tools that pretty much every maker has in their tool box. We all have an Arduino or two on the shelf waiting for the next project. It’s also pretty likely that we might have a roll of NeoPixels or two stashed away for emergencies.
The WS212B-based LED strips have become an almost ubiquitous solution when flashing coloured lights are needed. Despite this, it can be hard to connect large numbers of them together into a single display, which is where the Pixblasters MS1 video controller board might come in handy.