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  • gilesw3 commented on bxl4662's instructable Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights6 days ago
    Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights

    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

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  • gilesw3 commented on bxl4662's instructable Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights1 week ago
    Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights

    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

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  • gilesw3 commented on bxl4662's instructable Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights1 week ago
    Arduino Based Stranger Things Lights

    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.

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