I’ve been enjoying dabbling with making my own pattern with Pixelblaze 2/2+ but have had some trouble.
It seems I’m having trouble getting/staying connected via wifi through my local wifi router.
I use http://discover.electromage.com/ to find and connect.
Part of it may have been the position of the PixelBlaze being on the verge of my wifi range(?)
Seem to have difficultly making the initial connection in my browser: sometimes it stays on the “loading…” screen to long periods. Sometimes it will connect but won’t display all the patterns. Sometimes it will disconnect. Sometimes the FPS counter stops working.
And sometimes, when editing a pattern, it will be stuck on the “generating preview” and the “save changes” will be disabled.
I moved Pixelblaze from a few inches from the floor to about a foot off the floor and it seems to have helped. But other wifi devices have a full-strength signal in the room.
Is the a preffered browser? Have tried Firefox and Chrome.
Also, sometimes when I boot up to cycle through the pattern playlist, it doesn’t start-up: no LEDs in the spool light up, or only the 1st LED is the spool stays on solid. But after several re-boots, its start the pattern playlist.
I have a 15A power supply and when I measured the current draw at full brightness, it was only ~1A seems have a have plenty of capacity.
Here is the connection status:
Connected v2.27 FPS:28.88 Mem:2111 Exp:-
I don’t know perhaps I may also be running out of memory. Is 2111 low enough to be an issue? What’s effecting the memory usage? Mainly the sheer # of patterns a have loaded?
There’s probably no way to display the Pixelblaze’s wifi connection strength?
Also, in the preview of the pattern, I have a string of 240 LEDs but looks like only the first 64 or so are shown in the banner. That’s normal?
Thanks in advance.