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SOLVED LED Power Question and Parts

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by Jon, 15 December 2017.

  1. Jon

    Jon New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3, +PhilipsHue
    Yes it is working now thanks! The first LED was faulty and so cutting off the first LED fixed everything :)
     
  2. Emre

    Emre New Member

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    I am glad that you are ok now. May I kindly ask how did you find out your first led is broken?
     
  3. Jon

    Jon New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3, +PhilipsHue
    I took a small strip and connected it to test and that worked perfectly fine. I connect that small test strip to first corner of the rest of the LEDS (bottom right corner) and all the LED started to work so I know something was wrong with the initial connection. So after I tried to cut the first LED everything worked :)
     
  4. AmbiMod

    AmbiMod Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue, +AtmoOrb, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    He follow our advices :p

    How are you Emre? Did you resolve your installation problems ?

    I hope you are close to make a video :D
     
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  5. Emre

    Emre New Member

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    Dear YouS

    Work in progress :) Still need some time :roflmao: Thank you for your special help in this forum also.
     
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  6. Michael Leonardo

    Michael Leonardo New Member

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    Hi Jon, I'm very happy to have stumbled upon this thread. I'm currently redoing my ambilight setup. Previously I had WS2801 with a Pi and for the most part it worked really well. I did have some flickering issues and I think they were mostly due to use snap on connectors. I've purchased the same SK9822 (similar to APA102C) strips as the link you had in the original post. I'm planning to solder the corners this time and I love that I have double the leds per meter, so higher resolution.

    I'm also planning to use a level shifter this time around. I'm plenty fine with all the soldering but for the life of me, I'm not clear on getting the logic/level converter setup and connected properly. It's more that I can't wrap my head around it. I see that you're using a chip and I have one that I purchased that's on a PCB. I've already soldered headers in but I'm trying to understand how to ground it properly and I believe that I need the clock and data lines to run through this?

    here's the converter I purchased - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0148BLZGE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1