Arduino-LED VS Control-Surface

Compare Arduino-LED vs Control-Surface and see what are their differences.


Control addressable LED with Arduino (by whyboris)
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Arduino-LED Control-Surface
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over 1 year ago 21 days ago
C++ C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Arduino-LED. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-22.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Control-Surface. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-26.
  • CC midi controller with approx 37 knobs!?
    2 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    I used this library with an Arduino and several multiplexers. It worked very well and was easy to use.
  • teensy 4.0. I think I have a debounce issue. I don't know how to add it to my code.
    2 projects | | 7 Jul 2022
    Should be fixed in, you can increase the SELECT_LINE_DELAY constant if necessary.
    2 projects | | 7 Jul 2022
    Using Control_Surface for midi usb controller, with matrix. Teensy 2.0 is using the same code and works great. I noticed that if I increase the CPU speed on the 4.0, I get double key presses of the same column. Using lowest speed, 24MHz, seemed to work. But I still have some ghost key presses on one column. Since I have no problems with my 2.0 that is at 12MHz, I think its due to CPU speed.
  • My open-source synth/sampler/sequencer/DAW-in-a-box: The LMN-3
    4 projects | | 13 Jun 2022
    The PCB was an entirely new endeavour for me, but it was essential in making the project footprint as small as possible. Never done any kind of electronics design outside of hobbyist arduino stuff and the initial prototype. I used [KiCAD 6] to design the PCB. KiCAD might be the single greatest GUI-based open-source software I have ever used, its a shame FreeCAD is so far behind it in terms of stability. It is also free and open source. I went with a simple 2 layer design with all through-hole components to keep things as simple as possible so people didnt have to mess around with heat guns or toaster ovens to solder the board. It turned out great. I also elected to use a teensy to do the heavy lifting. Sticking to an arduino platform means its a lot easier for people to contribute to the firmware. It also meant I could use the greatest arduino library ever written, Control Surface. Control surface is what makes it so easy to write the midi logic for the firmware. It is the backbone of the firmware and really is incredible.
  • MIDI controller for VJ’ing
    2 projects | | 20 Oct 2021
    You could use the library for the MIDI controller code, and for driving the motorized faders.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Arduino-LED and Control-Surface you can also consider the following projects:

HelloDrum-arduino-Library - This is a library for making E-Drum with arduino.

Arduino-AppleMIDI-Library - Send and receive MIDI messages over Ethernet (rtpMIDI or AppleMIDI)

Control-Surface-Motor-Fader - Arduino motorized fader controller, and example code for integration with the Control Surface library.

Arduino-USBMIDI - Allows a microcontroller, with native USB capabilities, to appear as a MIDI device over USB to a connected computer

ssd1306 - C++11/17 driver to operate SSD1306 OLED using AVR8.

arduino_midi_library - MIDI for Arduino

WLED - Control WS2812B and many more types of digital RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 or ESP32 over WiFi!


ILI9488_STM32 - Port of 3.5 Inch RPI Display with ILI9488 controller on STM32CubeIDE

MD_MAX72XX - LED Matrix Library

arduino-midi-recorder - Let's build an Arduino-based MIDI recorder!

WS2812FX - WS2812 FX Library for Arduino and ESP8266