Just getting into RPi & Hyperion; currently setting up all the required hardware.
I wish to turn off the LEDs via Google Assistant/Alexa; as I wanted to only use one Pi I'm trying to stay away from Home Assistant.
My thought was to use a TUYA Smart Plug to turn off power to the LEDs PSU (probably separate from the Pi's PSU).
However, on Adafruits "Best Practice" it states:
- Avoid connecting NeoPixels to a live circuit. If you simply must, always connect ground first, then +5V, then data. Disconnect in the reverse order.
- If powering the pixels with a separate supply, apply power to the pixels before applying power to the microcontroller.
...does this stay true for a RPi Hyperion setup? What issues could using a Smart Plug cause?
If ill-advised, what other suggestions do you have to integrate smart control?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!