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Well that was odd. All the coding was right and the wires were all set out ok however I changed the output data pin from 6 to 7 and it sprang to life. Plus as I was using 50pcs WS2811 I simply went in and deleted all the lines of code pointing to LEDs above 50. Hey Presto it works a treat. Cool
OK thanks for that. I've now reversed them and the same is happening. When I verify the code I get this message for Fast.LEDIn file included from C:\Users\Giles Wallwork\Documents\Arduino\libraries\FastLED-3.1.3/bitswap.h:4:0,from C:\Users\Giles Wallwork\Downloads\FOZHJ9WIUDWFP1W\FOZHJ9WIUDWFP1W.ino:1:C:\Users\Giles Wallwork\Documents\Arduino\libraries\FastLED-3.1.3/FastLED.h:17:21: note: #pragma message: FastLED version 3.001.003# pragma message "FastLED version 3.001.003"^Is this something that might be affecting it?Thanks
How did yours eventually work please as I am having similar problems.
Hi there. I am struggling to get this to work and wondered if somebody could please assist me? I have the Arduino Uno connected to my laptop. I have the Fast_led library activated and the above coding added too. I can upload it to the UNO (TX and RX are flashing). The problem appears to be with my LEDs and the power. They are WS2811 with a white data cable, a red 5v wire and two blue grnd wires.Whenever I connect my 5V charger the lights blink once then go out. I have connected the white wire to pin 6 and the second blue grnd to the uno. The red and blue wires are connected to the 5v power source.Any help would be very gratefully received.