I'm getting the "red mode" almost every day. Is there anything else, beyond reducing the brightness level, that may solve this?
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.
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.
That was a pleasantly surprising fix, all I needed was to add hdmi_force_edid_audio=1 in /boot/config.txt.
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?
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.
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
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!