I recently discovered the WS281x LED status plugin and ordered a 74AHCT125N From Amazon here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XW2L39K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm following the guide here using the "level shifting chip" section and have my breadboard wired exactly like that, including the external 5v power supply. https://github.com/cp2004/OctoPrint-WS281x_LED_Status/wiki/Wiring-your-LEDs
I have verified that my LED's are getting 5v by checking the other end of the strip using a multimeter. The guide states to use GPIO10 (I'm using a RPI 3 B+, I'm not sure if that matters) but no matter what I try I cannot get the LEDs to illuminate.
Maybe I don't properly understand how to use the plugin but I do see a light bulb on my Octoprint home page, I assume this is the power switch, this does nothing. I went into the "Utilities" tab and tried "Test ____" to change LEDs color but this doesn't do anything.
It should be noted I'm using an "Inland WS2812B-5v" strip from Microcenter.
I'm using an external 5v power supply going into the positive and negative on my breadboard.
I am not sure how well these pictures will illustrate how everything is connected but here are pics of my wiring currently. https://imgur.com/a/ZRPESkF
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!