Ok, first attempt at a wled project. I have a 5 meter strip, ws2812b RGB LED’s.
I am attempting to control them with a Wemos D1 mini, esp2866.
I have it all powered with a 5v, 10a power brick.
I have the green data lead from the led strip to pin D4 on the D1 Mini.
I have pos and neg from the led strip direct to the power source pos and neg.
And I have the same neg connected to gnd on the D1.
I then have the Pos also connected to 5v on the D1.
I flashed it with wled 0.12.0 at first.
I Soldered that all up, and fired it up for the first time, worked perfectly! Only the first few lights came on, orange, which seems by design. I did the wifi setup, and things seemed great. I configured the number of LEDs in the strip (150 if im figuring properly) and started toying with the colors and patterns. Everything seemed to work well. I then linked it to the WLED integration with homeassistant, and that too worked well.
Then as I was showing my creation to the kids, suddenly it went unresponsive, and the first 5 lights on the strand would periodically blink. 1 through 4 are white, the 5th green. No longer on my wifi, no longer hosting its own AP. just dead, and blinking this color pattern.
I reset the power, and that seemed to help the first time, but it happened again shortly after.
I reflashed with 0.13.0b0 just to see, and after the reflash, and reconfig, it seemed to be working again. I did a lot of switching of colors and patterns to see if I could break it again, first through wled’s web ui, then through home assistant, seemed solid.
I unplugged it to finally mount my creation on the wall where I wanted to hang it, and now it;s back to the flashing pattern, and I cant get it to respond.
You can see the flashing here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MTxvuJ8DY6JfKJBo7
Sorry if this is a bit rambly, but I’m not sure where to go next. Thanks!