Yet another ambilight clone amongst all others!

Did get alot of issues and troubles, so my journey making this was not flawless as all others was.

Materials:

  • 100 x WS2801 Leds.
  • 1 x Arduino Uno or equivalent.
  • 1 x 100 Watt/20A PSU, overkill but better be on the safe side!
  • Cables.

So after searching for the "best" guide to build this, i have taken some information from several places and the came to my own conclusion.

Awesome guideline -> team-mediaportal

Hyperion WIKI -> Hyperion

Connections:

Borrowed from adafruit.

Burn the program for the Arduino (LEDstream).

Adalight

Install Hyperion on OpenElec

curl -L --output install_hyperion.sh --get https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tvdzwan/hyperion/master/bin/install_hyperion.sh
sh ./install_hyperion.sh

Afterwards change the effects path, it's different for OpeneElec.

"effects" :
    {
        "paths" :
        [
            "/storage/hyperion/effects"
        ]
    },

My settings for Hyperion.
Make sure you get the right type and output!

"device" :
{
    "name"       : "MyHyperionConfig",
    "type"       : "adalight",
    "output"     : "/dev/ttyACM0",
    "rate"     : 115200,
    "delayAfterConnect"     : 0,
    "colorOrder" : "rgb"
},

Remeber, if you make changes to the HyperCon settings, make sure they are right with the tweaks you do. Note: i did forget to set the effects path several times in HyperCon and that made all the effects to not show.

Failures!:

  • Symptom: LED's flickering randomly.
  • Cause: Too low amp's from the psu and/or too thin wire.

  • Symptom: Nothing works when all connected.
  • Cause: Double check Hyperion settings, right devices selected?

  • Symptom: Still not working, all settings are fine.
  • Cause: Same baudrate put in Hyperion AND Arduino sketch?
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