Hello, Ive been watching videos and reading on how to test some strip pieces just to get comfortable. Soon as I power up the board and strip, the strip piece just starts blinking different colors, even if I dont have a program open. Just wondering if Im doing something wrong. I have the dat and clk hooked to the board and ground and power hooked to my power supply. Im just guessing from what I try to make out from videos. That is why Im using these pieces of strips I received from another member. I didnt know if this board had a built in test sequence it will keep running until shut off or what. I have some pieces of 5m led digital strip,DC12V input,WS2801IC(256 scale);12pcs IC and 36pcs 5050 SMD RGB each meter;without controller;IP65 that I received from another forum member. I had a question on these strips also. Should I be able to control each pixel, or just sets of 3 together ? I cant really try as The strip keeps blinking, but seems like its moving in groups of 3 at a time. I was just wondering so I know what to look at when testing. These arent the strips that I have ordered. I ordered some of the 12v 2811 30led per meter from diyledexpress and Im hoping those have every pixel controllable. Unless Im thinking wrong but I thought every led, white square on the strip, was a pixel and controllable. If its every 3 per pixel than I believe I ordered the wrong stuff. Was in a rush trying to get presale pricing. Thanks for any help.