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RPi + Other Software RPi3 + WS2812b + ESP8266

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by Moppel, 8 December 2018.

  1. Moppel

    Moppel New Member

    Hi today i started with by hyperion project and it turned out i should have read the guides here before i order stuff :D

    so now i'm sitting on a raspberry pi 3 running the latest version of retropie + Kodi18 rc1 and all that doesn't work well with the WS2812b. more info? look here https://hyperion-project.org/threads/hyperion-doesnt-start-not-as-a-service-and-not-manually.3256/

    Good thing though i have an esp8266 lying around so i can use it to controll the LEDs.

    What can you guys recommend to get this to work?
    i already found these 'official' options:


    plus hundreds of different blog entries using all different and slightly changed arduino sketches...
    ...this really confuses me.

    what other options do i have?
    what is the best way to do it in my case?

    by looking at HyperCon/Hardware/Device/Type i can find all sorts of possible ways to do it.
    still i have no idea what they mean and/or how they work (USB/USB new-imp/SEDU/ADALIGHT/USBASP-WS2812)

    Thank for any ideas :)
  2. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
  3. Moppel

    Moppel New Member

    thanks TP
    ng is not really a thing for me since i want to keep it simple and safe for the first.
    i decided to use scilors sketch with my ESP8266. It works quite good.

    But it didn't worked until i found out that i don't need two hyperion instances for what i wanted to do...
    took me some time to get...
    now i ll spend my time tweakin everything to my needs :D
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