Is your power supply ok ?
With lower voltages, blue is the first to go, followed by green and finally red.
At a guess, 3v supply would probably...
Can you try adding a level shifter ?
A 74hct125 is the best option but just about any 74HCT series chip can be made to work if you're creative.
Correct - pwm uses direct register access so it Pi only.
Ws2812 over spi should work on other fruits
C3, a3, c4 and a4 are all inputs and should be connected to vcc or gnd.
It doesn't matter which pins go to bcc or ground - just use whatever is...
The top breadboard picture is mostly correct. It should work but the unused inputs should be connected to high or low and not left floating.
Yep - any of those will do.
I've also been using the ESP-01 module with the $2 USB adaptors.
The adaptors WONT program the module without adding...
From memory - pwm is gpio 18
Spi is the SPI MOSI pin
The single colour strips are harder to use - you need a separate driver board.
If you're buying new, get the addressable stuff. Much easier
You might need the level converter - in theory it's required but it works for some people.
Don't use those bidirectional level converters on Ebay....
Packet loss ?
Is it udp to the light ?
I'm assuming you py is running on the same box as Hyperion ? If so, almost no chance of packet loss there...
Don't add a wifi module to an arduino.
Check out the esp8266 wifi module that can run arduino sketches natively.
They're like $3 on Ebay
Yes - at least from the udp listener and udp led device side.
If we get the windows grabber working well we'd have a reasonable solution
Yep - but Linux and macOS only at the moment (don't hold your breath).
It will run on windows 10 if it has the Linux subsystem running but I...
The effects are all written in python in the Hyperion effects folder.
The protocol is as simple as it gets.
A udp packet
3 bytes per led = red,...
And Linux or macOS only - no proper windows support
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