Power a wemos d1 and pixels of the same supply?

Hello.

How do I Power a wemos d1 and pixels of the same 5v supply? I tried connecting 5v directly to the 5v pin and it smoked…

Connect the LEDs to the supply, not the ESP. :wink:

I did.

So 5v to the pixels from supply and 5v to the wemos.

It went pop.

Then you have something wired wrong. Share a pic or a sketch of what you tried.

You likely have a short then. Could be a stray stand of wire where you soldered or pads touching the aluminum channel.