Lets say you purchased a set of LED lights that are addressable so you can make some cool affects, gut you realize the app to control the strip is CCP and links to the Communist Party servers and they want to see what your up to. Of course 40% of Americans are communist so they’ll just download the app and give all their info to their future leaders. Some of us just don’t want anyone watching what we are doing, so what’s the fix.

Cut the F’en cable and wire it up with a esp32 controller, but wait there’s a hitch. The wire colors don’t follow any sort of standard so you better pin them out. Here is the pin-out from these dirt cheap Lenovo Smart LED strips.