Overview

NeoPixel Ring Light

This 3D printed lighting rig is a great DIY build for your photo and video projects. It uses an Adafruit Trinket and NeoPixel LEDs. It’s also portable and battery powered or you can plug it into the wall. Your phone snaps onto the 3D printed bumper, making a great lighting solution for your front facing camera.

Dedicated white LED

 

In a previous project, we made a ring light for DSLR camera using a 60 NeoPixel ring. This new version uses RGBW type NeoPixels which produces much better lighting. White light from RGB type NeoPixels produces a reddish hue on skin tones and gives an unnatural color temperature. RGBW type of NeoPixels provide dedicated white light which produces much better color temperature. Combining RGB colors together creates a white light but this just doesn’t look too good on camera.

Prerequisite Guides

We recommend walking through the following tutorial to get familiar with the components used in this project.

Adafruit Trinket - Mini Microcontroller - 5V Logic

PRODUCT ID: 1501
As of October 9th, 2015 the 5V Trinket comes with a micro-USB connector instead of a mini-USB connector! Trinket may be small, but do not be fooled by its size! It's a tiny...
$6.95
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Adafruit Pro Trinket LiIon/LiPoly Backpack Add-On

PRODUCT ID: 2124
If you have a Pro Trinket you probably know it's the perfect little size for a portable project. This LiPoly backpack makes it really easy to do! Instead of wiring 2 or 3 boards...
$4.95
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Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch

PRODUCT ID: 805
These nice switches are perfect for use with breadboard and perfboard projects. They have 0.1" spacing and snap in nicely into a solderless breadboard. They're easy to switch no...
$0.95
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Camera and Tripod 3/8" to 1/4" Adapter Screw

PRODUCT ID: 2392
Whaddya got a screw loose or something? This 3/8" to 1/4" Adapter Screw is super handy if you're building projects that connect to a tripod or a camera. It's a simple...
$1.50
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh

PRODUCT ID: 328
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$14.95
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NeoPixel 1/4 60 Ring - 5050 RGBW LED w/ Integrated Drivers

PRODUCT ID: 2874
What is better than smart RGB LEDs? Smart RGB+White LEDs! These NeoPixels now have 4 LEDs in them (red, green, blue and white) for excellent lighting effects. Round and round and round...
$11.95
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NeoPixel Stick - 8 x 5050 RGBW LEDs - Natural White - ~4500K

PRODUCT ID: 2868
What is better than smart RGB LEDs? Smart RGB+White LEDs! These NeoPixel sticks now have 4 LEDs in them (red, green, blue and white) for excellent lighting effects. These are fun and...
$7.95
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Adafruit Flex Perma-Proto - Half-sized Breadboard Flex-PCB

PRODUCT ID: 1518
Make your next project super-flexy with a prototyping board that can twist and bend. We took our lovely classic perma-proto design and had it made from incredibly thin polyamide film....
$7.50
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Last updated on 2017-02-08 at 09.59.53 AM Published on 2017-02-08 at 09.00.13 AM