I recently received my Pixelblaze V3 (and pico, but haven’t gotten into that one yet).
I also had ordered a 300 pixel string of WS2812B (from Amazon )
When I hooked it up, the string wouldn’t light up. I connect a (branded) Neopixel ring, and it displays fine. I then hook the string up from the neopixel data out, and the string lights up just fine, communicating in the expected sequence with the neopixel ring. (I’ve been adjusting the pixel length appropriately each time).
When I then connect the data line directly to the string, the string doesn’t work. I reconnect the neopixel ring, and the string again works form the ring’s data out.
I’m not sure where to start in figuring this out. Is there a timing issue that the ring error corrects before it passes it on to the string? Are there other potential concerns?
In settings I have neopixel WS2812 selected, 300 pixels (or 16/316, depending on if the ring is hooked up), Data speed 800 kbps, 270ns/630ns, color order GRB. The colors display correctly.
I don’t have other strings/rings to try other than these two.
Any suggestions? Is this a fixable problem?
(completely new to pixelblaze, and only prior experience with WS2812 was through arduino and its libraries)