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X86/64 Hyperion without a Pi?

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by sebo, 14 January 2017.

  1. sebo

    sebo New Member

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    Hello,
    got some LED strips and want to install them on the TV for ambient lighting.
    is it possible to run the hyperion software without a Pi? i downloaded the configuration tool and thought it can act as some client? i have a media/htpc that runs Kodi/windows 10 and an arduino board.

    would have gone with OpenElec, but i use the htpc as a game streamer (Steam, etc) as well.

    thanks.
     
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  2. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    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 don't think there's USB support so no leds can be attached.
    Someone was playing with a windows screen grabber with mixed results.
     
  3. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    @penfold42 would it work with hyperion on windows and as device your udp client?
     
  4. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    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
     
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  5. sebo

    sebo New Member

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    hope so.. im here if needed to test. i picked up 5 meters of WS2812B for a 60" TV that had philips hue strips.
    i suppose for the mean time i will have to find another solution. there are a few other options, but i hear Hyperion is the best ;)

    want to eventually add a wifi module to the arduino so i can also control the lights with my smart phone. i found a few small guides out there.
    i have a philips hue system as well (light strips) but honestly, they are a bit over priced and a bit overrated.. not to mentioned don't work very well for ambient lighting on a TV since the leds can't change to individual colors.
     
  6. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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  7. sebo

    sebo New Member

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    something like this?
    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xGQAAOSwHsRYCKru/s-l1600.jpg

    or http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/a2wAAOSwImRYNkPk/s-l1600.jpg

    or http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NSYAAOSwe7BWzu4m/s-l1600.jpg

    just started playing with arduino, so im not sure what is currently the best for wifi/arduino and to keep things pretty simple.
     
  8. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    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 2 switches