I've got adafriut's Digital RGB LED Weatherproof Strip 32 LED - (1m) (PID: 306) and I'm trying to follow the instructions at http://learn.adafruit.com/light-paintin ... pberry-pi/
When I try to install the Python Image module with
sudo apt-get install python-imaging
it seems to be progressing OK but after it says 1433 Kbytes will be used.. continue? (paraphrasing here) it turns up with a couple of 404s at mirrordirector.rasbian.org and when I run the python program it says "no module named image"
Could anyone please advise me how to proceed?
As long as I'm here I'll say a couple of other things...
Very odd that the led strip comes wired but the soldered on wires are on the output side instaed of the input, according to http://learn.adafruit.com/digital-led-strip/wiring "Some strips arrive with plugs pre-wired for testing at the factory, but these might be at either end of the strip and aren’t necessarily useful for connecting to the microcontroller — in most cases you’ll still have to solder your own wires. Check three times to make sure you’re connecting to the INPUT side! Just because your strip includes a plug does not mean it is useful. You might get lucky, but odds are against it."
If the wires are attached only for testing then why is the rubber cap siliconed down on top of it?
If the unit is supposed to be "waterproof" then why is it open to the weather on the input side?; It should at least incude a second cap piece for the input side.
But it's not all that much money; if I can get it to work I'm sure i'll be happy.