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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast3 weeks ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    I'm getting the "red mode" almost every day. Is there anything else, beyond reducing the brightness level, that may solve this?

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast1 month ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    Thanks ANZ, It's updated and working well so far. I was trying to figure out if I could use theaterchase from rpi_ws281 library for certain words such as thunderstorms and a version of it for rain. I'm pretty sure theres a way but I'm not an expert in Python.

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast1 month ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    AughNaughtZero, did you reduce the LED brightness from a problem that you had? I think my power adapter failed, since it randomly went out and no power is getting into the pi at all.

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast2 months ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    That was a pleasantly surprising fix, all I needed was to add hdmi_force_edid_audio=1 in /boot/config.txt.

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast2 months ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    Thanks for all the help Aught. Yes, the crontab is set and working properly. So when the HDMI cable is not plugged in, and I plug it in, it will start the rainbow wheel but then literally just stop moving and stay in rainbow without moving. Once I power up with the HDMI connected to the TV, it boots up perfectly. Strange isn't it? Maybe it's a defective pi?

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast3 months ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    I'm soo close! Everything works except for when I try to hang it on the wall. The program freezes. It appears that it only works when I have the HDMI cable plugged in. I believe it's a grounding issue but haven't figured out a solution yet.

    Now, I am having a failure to read the APIboot.txt I added my API key from Weather Underground and I de-commented one line for CA\\San_Francisco. Still no joy :(. But I am certainly closer to finishing it.

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast3 months ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    No issues now with the strandtest in the rpi_ws281x, it worked perfectly. Both weather word and rpi_ws281x are in /home/li too.

    /home/pi directory *

    That was the problem! Thanks now it's in the right directory

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  • BGlad1 commented on AughtNaughtZero's instructable LED Weather Words Forecast3 months ago
    LED Weather Words Forecast

    Hey Aught,Awesome project, I've made it up to here. But I am having trouble getting weather_word started. I keep getting "attributeerror: 'module' object has no attribute 'WS2811_STRIP_RGB'" perhaps this is because I'm using pi3 instead of Zero or my strip is RGBW. I'm not sure but maybe you might know how I can trouble shoot here. Thanks!

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