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SOLVED Pi Zero and WS2812

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by Technofab, 21 January 2020.

  1. Technofab

    Technofab New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    So I have been using Hyperion for half a year now. Just as a controllable LED strip as my splitter and TV don't like each other and I got no time to fix that. Been using a Arduino (Esp8266 to be more precise) with the Pi Zero, but it flickered really hard etc.
    Now I want to redo it. Reflashed, reinstalled, reconfigured. But I want to control them from the Pi this time. Tried the ws2812x driver, but I can't seem to get it to work.
    What I did:

    - enabled SPI (to test ws2812SPI)
    - disabled audio (for PWM)
    - played around with the GPIOs, mainly tried 18 tho

    But the LEDs won't light up. Any advice?

    Used: Pi Zero W (Raspbian Buster), WS2812b
     
  2. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

    Messages:
    563
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
  3. Technofab

    Technofab New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    I will try it out, thank you!
     
  4. Technofab

    Technofab New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Worked with the linked solution after reflashing, thanks! :)