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I'm not a Linux expert and the hardware management is worst :/ What distribution are you using on the Pi ? I installed the standard Raspbian, then Hyperion using Hypercon remote install feature from my desktop.
It will work. Hyperion uses the FastLed library (http://fastled.io/) that list WS2801 as compatible leds. Also, Hypercon (the configuration tool) has an option for this led type.Good luck !
The photos don't do justice to the result :) You can catch a glimpse of the RP3 on the bottom left of the second photo. Everything stocked there with adesive velcro. A few changes from the tutorial:- I only use the power brick for the leds, the rest of the devices (splitter, converter and soon HDMI selector) is powered by a multi-charger I had laying around. This may change in the future as the power supply should be stable enough to power everything, but it was simply easier that way.- All strips are in series- RP3 instead of 0 so no need for wifi dongle. The CPU occupation is under 10% (at the worst case) while running hyperion in composite aquisition mode.Good luck everyone !
Hello, I just did it with the Pi3, no major issue to report (colors are a bit too "intense" sometimes, but that's just a grabber/color setup) and for sure I use the integrated wifi a lot with the hyperion remote. I'm planning to add a remote controlled HDMI switch to, well..., switch from my various inputs :DAs a general rule: whatever a Pi 0 can do, a Pi 2 or 3 will be able to do it, but faster. The system images to run are different but that's about it.
Hello, I had to connect the Pi ground to my 10A power supply ground for the signal to be correctly passed to the leds. I hope it helps (a bit late I assume)
Make Your Own Ambient Lighting With the Raspberry Pi Zero