As some of you may know, I make the embedded LED crystals sold by TCSS
. Well the next step in evolution for those would naturally be smart LED embedded crystals that work with pixel setups. These feature smart LEDs with embedded WS2812 IC in a 5050 package on 10mm diameter PCBs. They operate in the same color order as pixel strips. The tiny PCBs are embedded directly into the epoxy resin with an extremely strong bond. The PCBs have 6 pads offering 2 positions each for +5v and GND and one pad each for Data In and Data Out.
This new crystal is considerably bigger than the ones produced previously measuring roughly 10mmx10mmx35mm (0.39"x0.39"x1.378")
While these could never replace real crystals, they do provide a very strong second option that is "all-in-one," making them easier to incorporate into a setup.