Posts by Ryan Casler

    I was just logging in to ask this exact question. My only concern is the number of actual "pixels" in the strip. While there might be hundreds of LEDs per meter (the one I found on Amazon was 630) there aren't actually that many "pixels" in the strip. This example only has 10 pixels per meter. So one pixel every 10 cm or 63 actual LEDs. That means that you are only able to change the color every 10 cm and every set of 63 LEDs will be identical. That is a VERY long way before being able to change the color and I would fear would make the color look really "blocky" and not as tied to the on-screen image.

    This is what made me reconsider trying out these LEDs and sticking with the standard SK6812s.

    So, I am trying to locate any documentation at all on the JSON server that you are supposed to be able to control Hyperion through but I can't seem to find any basic information such as the URL that you are supposed to use. Any basic help in tracking this kind of info down, short of reading the entire forum, would be most helpful.

    I have a 6.3V 1000uF capacitor on the input voltage. But that's still 6.3V. Won't that deliver an over-voltage to the LEDs? I thought the capacitor was to protect from too much current?

    Also, can you post the link to where you grabbed this pic? It talks about notes above and below but obviously I can't see those here.

    I have been doing some searching and can't really find a clear answer to this question. I have purchased ws2812b LEDs, 30/m. The power supply I purchased in the "black brick" style because I didn't to deal with the loud fans that are on the silver "pc-style" power supplies. The obvious drawback voltage adjustment at all. So, I hooked up my power supply to my multimeter ro make sure I had the polarity right and it's reading at 5.6v consistently. Fluctuating periodically between 5.4 and 5.6. My question is, will this damage my LEDs? I know it says that they have to have 5v max...will half a volt matter? I'm planning on running about 3.6m of LEDs and the supply is rated for 10 amps, so I should be good there. Just don't want to burn out this string of LEDs if I can prevent it.

    Oh...and I checked that my meter is calibrated by connecting to the 5v and 3.3v pin on 2 NodeMCU boards I have laying around and on both the 5v pin read exactly 5.1 consistently and 3.3 on the 3.3v pin. So I'm pretty sure my meter is calibrated.