ws2815 12v leds will not turn on

  • can anyone help me out with how to check programing code. i have tried on multiple sd cards. a pi 4 and pi 3. I have downloaded hyperbian on one card i tried using ras pi os with install of hyperion and followed different videos and post , nothing has worked yet. been at this for a week now. i am a super noob at programing and have a bit of knowledge when it comes to circuits. my led strip is ws2815 12 volt leds. 12v 8a power supply which is over the amperage required for this strip. i have also installed logic level board in the setup. capture device is working. i can see it when i log into the ip address on hyperion . i configured hyperion to my setup unless there is something on it thats blocking the lights. im getting frustrated . i have entered "sudo updateHyperionUser -u root" and checked config.txt for dtparam=audio=off please help

  • Debug log please.

    regards pclin

  • i have entered "sudo updateHyperionUser -u root" and checked config.txt for dtparam=audio=off please help

    few pointers:

    make sure you are using the PWM ledcontroller, setting WS281x, GPIO18 default. (hardware PIN 12)

    can u make a picture from the Logiclevel board and PI? If you have i have the right schematics for you how to connect

  • # For more options and information see


    # Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details

    # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode


    # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console

    # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border





    # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus

    # overscan.



    # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output



    # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)



    # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in

    # DMT (computer monitor) modes


    # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or

    # no display


    # uncomment for composite PAL


    #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.


    # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces





    # Uncomment this to enable infrared communication.



    # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README

    # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)


    disable snd_bcm2835

    # Automatically load overlays for detected cameras


    # Automatically load overlays for detected DSI displays


    # Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver



    # Disable compensation for displays with overscan



    # Enable host mode on the 2711 built-in XHCI USB controller.

    # This line should be removed if the legacy DWC2 controller is required

    # (e.g. for USB device mode) or if USB support is not required.



    hyperion set to ws281x and connected to gpio 18


    ok so i changed it to gpio 13 and its started to work, only problem is it starts to freak out .. goes intolike dance mode then works then dance etc.

  • Post #3?

    More information, pictures etc.

    Common GND?

    regards pclin

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