I finally got my Mote pHAT/HomeKit setup working, but the experience is marred a bit by the LEDs not doing what I tell them to.
First, they’re flickering almost every time I change their color: https://i.peterwunder.de/motephat.mp4
All I’m doing in this video is slowly sliding the Home app’s brightness slider up and down, but the flickering happens on complete color changes too. Is this a known problem with the Mote pHAT?
Secondly, the LEDs update one after the other, starting at the Mote strips’ USB port, which ruins the illusion of having a true LED “strip” instead of one made up of several LEDs. I don’t remember having had this problem with the Mote Host. Is the Mote pHAT just “slower” or
Thirdly, look at this: https://i.peterwunder.de/motephat_half.jpg
This sometimes happens after doing
quickly, twice in a row.
Other than implementing a cooldown timer of about a second, what can I do to avoid this?
And finally: Are the maximum brightness levels of the Mote pHAT and the Mote Host different?