Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

Discussion in 'Razer Chroma' started by technokat, Aug 3, 2017.

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  1. Ragnark5464

    Ragnark5464 New Member

    Does anyone know if I am able to use 2 HDKs on one PC.

    I currently have an HDK setup as bias lighting under my desk, and behind my monitor, and I would like to buy a second HDK to add inside my case to add some seamless RGB.

    Thanks in advance
  2. EFO00

    EFO00 New Member

    on the
    on the site itself razer,

    "Can I have two(2) of the same products configured separately on Synapse 3?
    No. If two(2) of the same product is connected concurrently, Synapse 3 will only allow configuration for the first detected product.

    *This is the same behavior as Synapse 2.0."

    so NOOOO
  3. Toxic-Cat

    Toxic-Cat New Member

    I'm getting is one red flashing light on each LED strip when i plug in to power outlet? Usb cable works fine.
  4. jakeeyexe1337

    jakeeyexe1337 New Member

    anyone try out a other LED cable to add on the HDK ?
  5. ReStructure77

    ReStructure77 New Member

    Yes it’s called a dev kit but then again how easy is it to get an apple dev account?
  6. PsiQss

    PsiQss New Member


    I have a project in mind, involving HDK, where I'd have a custom effect on the LED strips. Specifically - they would light up as an animation for the Speech Synthesis audio level, and other strips would light up according to the hardware temperatures. The strips have 16 LEDs and as far as I know from some another place, the weird custom plug has been used to "Allow independent access to each LED on the strip". So my question is.. How the hell do I do that?

    The SDK only lets me select ChromaLink[1-5]. You'd think that you have to apply a custom effect to a particular CL for it to work, but CustomEffect doesn't seem to let you address individual LEDs either. So what's the point of being able to access each LED independently if you.. well.. can't access each LED independently? And why is Razer's own device implemented the same way as 3rd party devices (through ChromaLink)? I really hope this was some sort of overlook on their part and the SDK will get updated. Or maybe I'm just dumb and I don't see the way to do it, which is also possible.

    Honestly, what I've expected from the SDK, was a function that would allow me to set the exact color AND brightness for each individual LED, because that's exactly what the built-in effects seem to be doing (Starlight for example)
  7. evogeny

    evogeny New Member

    Hi, I spent my Zsilver for a development kit voucher but it's actually out of stock...
    Do you know when the stock will be provided ?

    Thanks everyone ! :)
  8. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Nobody will know, you're supposed to wait until it's in stock to get your voucher.
  9. Hyncharas

    Hyncharas New Member

    How can a piece of hardware be out of stock at Razer, but not at retailers :rolleyes:
  10. evogeny

    evogeny New Member

    Good question !
    I hope the stock will be provide soon... Or I spent my Zsilver for nothing ...
  11. Eelick

    Eelick New Member

    Funny thing, I ordered my HDK right before it was out of stock. Still 75k zsilver on my account so waiting for that restock too :D
  12. WildWesty

    WildWesty New Member

    off topic - what are those monitors called? noticed them on the Razer blade page too, please let me know, thanks
  13. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Dell S2417DG (or maybe the 27" version but it looks like the 24") 1440p 165hz Gsync, it's pretty nice and it's cheap.
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  14. ShamanWolves

    ShamanWolves New Member

    Hey guys! Wanted to give you guys a weird fix that I found!

    I got tired of having to manually turn off my HDK before turning my PC off at night so I bought myself a smart plug from Best Buy (I bought the iHome iSP8W Wi-Fi Smart Plug) with the intentions of just using my phone to shut everything off remotely.

    Now here's the funny part. After I plugged in my power bar to this smart plug, each time I turn my computer off at night, the HDK turns off with the computer! I dont even have to use the smart plug, just have my power bar plugged into it!

    The smart plug ran me about 20$ so, if you're looking for a fix, I would recommend picking one up and trying it out.

    Hope this helped,

    Shaman Wolves
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  15. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    I think the issue you were having was a power pass through. So yeah, a smart plug would completely kill all power, so it would not pass through to keep the lights on.
    Good fix!
  16. ShamanWolves

    ShamanWolves New Member

    But I don't even need to turn the smart plug off. Just having my computer plugged into the smart plug fixed the issue. I'm using it as if it were just a regular wall outlet!
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  17. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    strange! but I am glad you got it figured out!
  18. TheFranubian

    TheFranubian Active Member

    Anybody has found some other store that sells the extension kits (two extra light strips) for the HDK? The only store I can find them at is Razer itself and it won't send to my region (even though it will indeed send to every other location within my own country).
  19. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I remember Amazon Canada here had them a couple months ago first when I got mine but I can not seem to find a sign of them anywhere, so it seems like they are gone. Maybe they were not selling much and they slacked back on production of them, but you could look on ebay and other sites like that and see if anyone is selling a pair.
  20. greasytoad

    greasytoad New Member

    I managed to get some product thru a local store that stocked Razer when I was in Belgium and they wouldn't ship direct. Not sure why they do this, crazy. FNAC placed a special order, I think it ended up being shipped from another region
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