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Discussion: Hyperion no solder Tutorial

Discussion in 'Hyperion General' started by Brindosch, 21 May 2016.

  1. matthew henry

    matthew henry New Member

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    Hey this tutorial really helped me.

    Parts I used were

    60/m APA102 LEDS 206 all together
    no soldering all clips
    RPI 3
    5v 20 Amp Switching Power Supply Converter

    Surprisingly after the configuration the only problem was that one connector wasnt tight enough. I pressed it with my finger and not it is all good to go.

    This was one of my first projects where something didnt go really wrong lol.

    I did a fast color calibration this morning and it wasnt too difficult.

    my only issue has been that im using one of the cheap SUPERNIGHT switching power supplies and when I wire the 5v from the rpi3 and put it with the 5v from the LED I get the rainbow up top and really bad performance. Right now it is being powered by a separate 5v 2.1a usb and I do not want it like that.

    After just looking it up I may have it set to 220v mode instead of 120v mode.(wonder how its still working so well though) Ill have to check when I get back. Hopefully this is the problem.

    What are your suggestions for other settings such as the linear smoothing setting? Also is there any other types of smoothing?
     
  2. Cédric Laubacher

    Cédric Laubacher Pukinator

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    Measure the voltage with a multimeter and check if it is calibrated correctly
     
  3. open44

    open44 New Member

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    "Hyperion also allows for video capture methods so that you can use it for every HDMI input source be it a console or set top box " . I have satellite TV tuner to receive the video signal to Hyperion .

    The question in what way ?
     
    Last edited: 15 October 2016
  4. Bernoli

    Bernoli New Member

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    hi everyone. im having a trouble with the setup, do i really need to use Winscp to upload the hyperion.config.json file to the /etc folder of osmc? been trying to send config and start/stop button but still no response from the leds. a little walkthrough here will be very much appreciated. or you can just email me @ pinheads998@gmail.com.

    THANKS A LOT!


    PS:

    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc hyperiond[565]: Build Time: Jul 25 2016 06:54:40
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc hyperiond[565]: ERROR: No valid config found
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: hyperion.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: Unit hyperion.service entered failed state.
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: hyperion.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: Stopping Hyperion Systemd service...
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: Starting Hyperion Systemd service...
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: hyperion.service start request repeated too quickly, refusing to start.
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: Failed to start Hyperion Systemd service.
    ssh in: Nov 20 00:33:06 osmc systemd[1]: Unit hyperion.service entered failed state.

    the log after i done those things.
     
  5. navigonic

    navigonic New Member

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    Installing it on raspbian as user pi succeeds but no color information is actually captured. Should one install it using the OpenELEC/LE option as root on a rpi3 running raspbian with kodi?
     
  6. b1rdhous3

    b1rdhous3 Member Developer

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    RPi1/Zero, 32/64bit, +PhilipsHue
    Have you activated kodiVideoChecker?
     
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  7. navigonic

    navigonic New Member

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    That was it...thank you!
     
  8. latworx

    latworx New Member

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    Hi. Very new in hyperion and following your guide for my setup which done just now: RPi3+APA102+OSMC

    Everythings is functioning. But I've no idea about grabber.

    Lets say i'm playing games or watching movies via PC, how to have the led to react with the game @ movie video output? Can show me step by step? Sorry for the inquiry, I really appreciate the help.

    Thanks
     
  9. Jake effler

    Jake effler New Member

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    Ok I have never wanted anything to work more in my life. It hasn't been the software that is killing me but the wiring. I triple and quadruple checked to make sure everything is wired. 5v to 5v ground to ground, but all I ever get is two leds to light up one on a strip and one on another. I am losing my mind.
     
  10. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    @Jake effler could you open a new thread with more details, may we can help you
     
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  11. bernamorillo

    bernamorillo New Member

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  12. Gerardo de Nicolas

    Gerardo de Nicolas New Member

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    I bought a led strip with 3 pins (the C pin is missing). Do you have an alternative diagram to use this led strip? or should I buy a 4 pin led strip?
     
  13. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  14. Justin Wang

    Justin Wang New Member

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    Hello!

    Recently got a RP3 as a gift because I wanted to start making cool things and decided that I wanted to make this my very first project! I've been reading forums on this website for almost a month now, and am slowly purchasing all the things I need to get started.

    I don't have any experience with Kodi and ultimately wanted to be able to plug in my computer through HDMI and run Netflix with Hyperion lights. I see a few posts here and there about getting an HDMI splitter extension, but is there any link to a tutorial on it that's a good add-on to this specific tutorial? It seems like this tutorial only works on Kodi (which I think means I'll be using a mouse and keyboard to navigate the program that's running on my RP3 and displayed on my tv, right?), and I want to be able to have it work on whatever is showing on my computer.

    This is my first post, so please let me know if there's a better place to get this kind of help, or if there's someone I can directly talk to to help me through my first project!
    Thanks!
     
  15. droopie

    droopie New Member

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    hello, im new to all this and about to finish up my build but im a total noob at hardware. why is the end strip looping back to the power? just wondering if its something ill need to do since this is the only tutorial that does a loop back around and others have skipped this. would the power supply push +/- to both ends of the strip?
     
  16. Akriss

    Akriss New Member

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    @droopie

    It's to spread the voltage availability throughout the LED's. On long runs of LED's you well tend to get voltage drop's.

    In my setup of 250 LED's I needed to power every corner and the mid section's of the horizontal bars. My first attempt resulted in orange-out's on the end of the LED strip farthest from the voltage source when I had a white screen up. (Low power = low blue and/or green)

    Hope it helps.
     
  17. droopie

    droopie New Member

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    thank you. i went ahead and did that but my lights are just not updating. im able to use hyperion and see the image from the take grabber screenshot and im using the same strip as the guide changing the light strip in the option along with the led count. i also have the 0 led on the bottom left as the guide suggests. the leds just dont change with the video.
     
  18. droopie

    droopie New Member

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    i have 102 leds (32 horizontal, 19 left of the screen, 18 right. for some reason the top of side is not lighting up yet the the color efect is going across on all sides except the top. the direction is going from bottom left. also, im using the grabber UTV007
     
  19. DoodleBob

    DoodleBob New Member

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    Hello,

    I am really new to all of this stuff and yesterday I ran into a problem with my hardware. I was using this 5V 10A power supply to power my WS2801 LEDS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EAF4YP2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and this DC female power jack adapter to connect the power supply to the 5V+ and GND wires like in the instructions: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0127J7NWE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Then I noticed that the DC power jack was incredibly hot and melting. Everything was connected properly so I am not sure what was wrong. I'm not very good with electrical components so any help would be welcomed.

    Thank you
     
  20. droopie

    droopie New Member

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    if no negative and positive are touching, i would send that power supply back. these power supplies are generic i think because i originally purchased a power adapter that would not connect to the brick properly so i ordered another that was listed by another brand but when i received it, it was the exact same label and everything. the power cord did fit better tho.