I’m having a weird issue. I am running TwinkleFox on an Arduino Uno. Last year it ran great.
This year I am trying to improve the power and signal cables. I am using 22 AWG wire both running 5 volts to the lights and for the data wire (approximately 3 ft in length each). I am using 3 pin connectors (with 6 inch pig tails).
When splicing the the data wire, I do not get a good signal. I have soldered
the wires together and used crimp connectors to no avail.
However when I hold the pair of twisted wires between my fingers, the lights act as the should (gets a clean data signal and lights run smooth. I have tried different connectors, different wire, re-cut the ends of each and still have the same problem. I also used another arduino.
Using the wire directly from the pigtail and it works fine.
I have exhausted the limits of my wiring knowledge. Anyone know how to remedy this problem?