I was trying to follow this project and I fried my Pi, (it started smoking and shut off).
I'm hoping you guys can help me identify why it fried so i don't keep trying things and cooking Pi's.
In this image I have spliced a 5V 10A power supply and soldered it to 2 of the wires on the neopixel strip. Note that brown is hot and blue is ground.
You can see in this image that my brown wire is connected to the power on my breadboard and the blue is connected to the ground on my breadboard.
You can see in this image that there are 4 wires coming out of the neopixel strip - 2 black, 1 red, and 1 white. One of the blacks and the red are what I soldered to the power supply. The other black and the white I haven't done anything with yet.
Is there anything obvious that I did wrong here? Some possibilities that I'm thinking could have caused me to fry my raspberry pi:
I accidentally connected the 5V from the power supply to the 3V3 pin on my raspberry pi instead of the 5V
I have the wrong side of the neopixel strip?
Any other ideas?