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HyperCon Vero 4k+, Hyperion.ng, Arduino and 300 LED WS2812B

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by mason, 9 January 2019.

  1. mason

    mason New Member

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    Hey there,

    just found out about hyperion and and tried to build a setup with a Vero4k+, and Arduino and a WS2812B LED stripe.

    Thanks to some Anthrax in the OSMC forum I was able to compile a Hyperion.ng instance on the Vero4k+. (https://github.com/AnthraxLeprosyPi/hyperion.ng/blob/master/CompileHowtoOSMC.md)

    I'm using a 300LED WS2812 for my 75" Samsung QLED with a 20A 5V power supply. So far it's working fine and looking good, but my problem is that it seems serial speed of the Arduino isn't capable of providing a proper framerate. I only might get 3-4 fps from it therefore it is lagging and no fun.

    I tried to modify the sketch I used (https://github.com/hyperion-project...assets/firmware/arduino/adalight/adalight.ino) to support more than 115200 baud.. but as soon as I increase the serial speed it stops working.

    Anyone have an idea how to get a decent speed from this setup? Any help is much appreciated...

    hyperion_main.json config https://privatebin.net/?5de413e0059c3432#ucX65fUv8CTvdSbMgGWKDy8JBJGXmrNecGxLmvcvzw0=
     
  2. mason

    mason New Member

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    Sorry, there was no proper prefix for my issue...
     
  3. Paulchen-Panther

    Paulchen-Panther Member Developer

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    Do you need the prefix for your arduino?
     
  4. mason

    mason New Member

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    Sorry with prefix I meant for the threat subject. I somewhat read that the current hyperion need some kind of prefix for addressing more than several hundred leds which doesn't seem necessary for hyperion.ng. At least all my leds are addressed flawlessly but they are just to slow when it comes to syncing with media.
     
  5. mason

    mason New Member

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    If I reduce my sketch to 255 LEDs speed is good... but I'm missing out on 45 LEDS, no one got a clue? I thought with ng it shouldn't be an issue with >255.
    Any other thing I could try with my setup?`I'm not very confident when it comes to these things :/
     
  6. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    i think this is more an arduino/ws2812b problem than a hyperion.ng problem.... but maybe penfold has a solution @penfold42