GETTING STARTED WITH

Lightberry

Raspberry Pi

Lightberry requires Raspberry Pi to work. Only minimal set is required:

  • Any Raspberry Pi: 2 / B+ / B / A+ / A
  • SD Card
  • Power supply: min. 1A
  • Internet connection: ethernet cable, USB Wi-Fi Card
  • Optional: HDMI Cable, Case

Next step is to prepare system for your Raspberry Pi.

  1. Choose right system for you with the help of this article
  2. Write it on your SD Card with this tutorial: Windows
  3. Insert in Raspberry Pi

Lightberry

Lightberry is a base for our system, it contains LEDs, power supply and converter. Base itself out of box work with remote signals and XBMC. You can expand its functionality with kits.

Lightberry set contains:

  • LEDs of a chosen size and type
  • Matching power supply: 5V 4A for regular Lightberry, 5V 6A for 4m Lightberry HD or 5V 8A for 5m Lightberry HD
  • Lightberry converter box
  • Raspberry Pi - Converter box connection cable

Now it's time to mount it!

  1. Mount LEDs on the back of TV
  2. Connect Converter box to
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Lightberry LEDs
    • Power supply
  3. Plug all power adapters into sockets

Lightberry Kits

Kits expand basic Lightberry set functionality with ability to work with signals external to Lightberry.

Read instructions appropriate to your Kit.

Configure your setup

Let's now prepare a config file crafted for your hyperion setup.

We recommend using our
Lightberry Confiuration plugin

  1. Generate one using HyperCon tool
  2. Add grabber section if you have kit
  3. Use this tutorial to upload file to OpenELEC config directory
  4. Restart Raspberry Pi

Device section

Depending on your LEDs and converter type you need a specific device configuration settings

    "device": {
      "name"       : "MyPi",
      "type"       : "lightberry",
      "output"     : "/dev/spidev0.0",
      "rate"       : 1000000,
      "colorOrder" : "rgb"
    },
    "device": {
      "name"       : "MyPi",
      "type"       : "apa102",
      "output"     : "/dev/spidev0.0",
      "rate"       : 500000,
      "colorOrder" : "bgr"
    },
    "device": {
        "type": "adalight",
        "name": "MyPi",
        "colorOrder": "rgb",
        "output": "/dev/ttyACM0"
    },
    "device": {
        "colorOrder": "bgr",
        "rate": 500000,
        "type": "adalightapa102",
        "name": "MyPi",
        "output": "/dev/ttyACM0"
    },

Grabber section

If you have ANY of our kits and want to use it, you have to add this section to your file. Place it before endOfJson tag.

    "grabber-v4l2" :
    {
        "device" : "/dev/video0",
        "input" : 0,
        "standard" : "PAL",
        "width" : 720,
        "height" : 576,
        "frameDecimation" : 2,
        "sizeDecimation" : 8,
        "priority" : 800,
        "mode" : "2D",
        "cropLeft" : 5,
        "cropRight" : 5,
        "cropTop" : 5,
        "cropBottom" : 5,
        "redSignalThreshold" : 0.2,
        "greenSignalThreshold" : 0.2,
        "blueSignalThreshold" : 0.2
    },
                    
    "grabber-v4l2" :
    {
        "device" : "/dev/video0",
        "input" : 0,
        "standard" : "PAL",
        "width" : 240,
        "height" : 192,
        "frameDecimation" : 2,
        "sizeDecimation" : 2,
        "priority" : 800,
        "mode" : "2D",
        "cropLeft" : 0,
        "cropRight" : 0,
        "cropTop" : 0,
        "cropBottom" : 0,
        "redSignalThreshold" : 0.2,
        "greenSignalThreshold" : 0.2,
        "blueSignalThreshold" : 0.2
    },
                    

Power up! If all previous steps were taken correctly you should be running awesome Lightberry setup, great for you! However, if something it's not right head to our support site for answers.

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