Good day, I recently discovered Pixelblaze and wanted to play around a bit with it and see if I could make some neat art pieces etc. I like to paint (so to speak) with light and thought this would be a creative way to test ideas etc.
So I purchased a Pixelblaze some WS2811’s and a power supply.
I have read some of the getting started info and some of the other items posted.
My issue is the proper set up of the PixelBlaze for the lights I have.
I am not sure if I can post a link to the lights I purchased but if allowed it will probably assist in the fault finding steps.
I purchased ALITOVE WS2811 12mm Diffused Digital RGB LED Pixel String Light Individually Addressable Round LED Module 50pcs/String IP68 Waterproof DC 5V from amazon.ca , I connected the 5 vdc (6A) supply to the lights and I am using usb to power the Pixelblaze.
In the settings page I selected my Pixelblaze,
limit brightness to 50%
LED type WS2811
data speed 2 MHz
color order RGB
the lights stay white with a bit of color flicker, changing data speed or color order has not effect on the lights they stay bright and white with a bit of colour flicker (very faint).
If I select WS2812, the lights pulse different colours but brightness cannot be controled or patterns cannot be selected. Changing data speed will affect the lights but the result is not the patterns selected or can brightness be altered.
I know I am probably missing something simple but unsure where to look.
Any help is appreciated