A new fireworks effect idea


I was having a look through Amazon and I came across these cool LED fireworks packages that you could buy. Basically it was a bunch of LED strips cut to length and put together in a spoke pattern with 1 bottom spoke being longer for the firework tail. That sent me on a search and I came across this guy in India that sells these firework controllers that even offer sound. Sadly they only ship to India.

So I was thinking how cool would it be to be able to make some of these LED fireworks and be able to control them from WLED?

Basically what we would need is a new fireworks effect that maybe could use the intensity (or whatever you call the one with the flame on it) slider to adjust the end location of the spark trail and the start of the color explosion. That way it would work like fireworks d1 but would always have the explosion starting from the same point.

If something like that could be added to a future release that would be amazing.

Here are a couple examples of what I mean:

The build would be a simple string of pixels up for the spark trail and then several spoke legs of LED’s all wired in parallel.


Ive seen these was gonna get one for my god daughter .
Then after looking at it kinda thought . Hey i could make that… then didnt order it … or make it !!

The mystery was simplified.

The decode was when i watched it come up the base and hit the star… if you look the the spike thats inline with the stem it just looks like it just carries on… like a single strip.

So ill assume all the spikes are tied together in parallel and just connect to the stem. And the data lines. So becouse there all connected have no choice but to give that uniform explosion effect. .

There are many wled fx that would do the exact same thing… meteor… and travelling dot type fx… twiddle with fx values… save presets … make a playlist

Also some use of segments control would be useful in keeping the fx in the spikes after going up the stem. A mixure of fx could be used for explosions… even lightning in random colour for 1 second after the main visual. . (Playlist) After that its really down to your patience and imagination lol.

Bobs you Auntie. . Easy. Lol

If any if that made sence.

But i neednt have to you any if that Obey Wan…

And then i watch the second video.

Ill assume what i said maybe being said

Good that you bumped this lol. I actually did make a firework and it did work quite well the past 2 years. Just last month I created a new and improved design and I have not taken the time to post it yet. I will post it up later tonight. It has all the info you need to create your own. Here is a quick pic of the design for now…

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Your welcome btw…

Wow that is maaahuuusive.

Brilliant… what’s the total leanth if strips? And power…?
I’d assume being in that config made it easier for power distribution and no weak in colour and brightness blade,stick,finger,shard… er leg? Lol
What you call em? Lol

My idea that didnt leave my head wasn’t so grand… mine was normal x and y… but you gone all Z up in the place…lol

That must have taken ages… Guess you had to figure structure first?

All the info you seek is here :slight_smile: LED Firework Build