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RPi + OpenELEC Changing Leds ws2801 / Apa102

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by Parox, 16 June 2016.

  1. matthewdllh

    matthewdllh New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Hardware:
    RPi2, +Arduino
    For me this causes no problems with about 3m and 60leds/m of apa102 leds.Not recommended are the ws2812(b,c) strips as they require strict timing, that cannot be produced by a multitasking os like linux on the raspberry. They would need additional hardware like an arduino.
     
  2. Parox

    Parox Member

    Messages:
    52
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero
    Thanks for the answer :)
    i bought a new apa102 led stripe but no time to test yet :(

    Are you using the level shifter from lightberry ?
    Do you know how the cable of the level shifter is connected ? i mean is the order "+,clk,data,-" or "-,data,clk,+" when you look at the led connector ?

    levelshifter.jpg

    Thanks !