Hello! My lil’ bro and I just got a V3 + Expander as a winter pandemic project at our place. We’re both major noobs when it comes to this sort of hardware so please bear with me
We’re just trying to run tests right now after an evening of soldering. When we power the Pixel (via simple microUSB), the following occurs on the Expander:
- LED strip flashes with colour for a split second
- “Draw” light turns green and then fades away
- “Status” light starts flashing orange
Meanwhile, the Pixel has a solid orange light on it.
(took a video but looks like I’m not able to post it!)
We were planning on getting a 5V power adapter anyways, but I’d thought if there was a power issue we would still get some light on our LED strip that would then sort of bleed out along the line.
Any insight into the problem, or at least what the flashing orange means on the Expander? It seems very programmed.
FYI, it seems to be connected in the web interface, although no previews of a pattern are shown in the top bar when you click on them. Output expander is added as per instructions, WS2812 selected.