Sorry for the lack of clarity, as I am just frustrated with this circuit.
Grounding the data pin did work initially, but sparingly. Sometimes I would have to unplug the valve then replug it, then it would switch as intended. Other times it wouldn’t switch at all just be open until I unplugged it. I know that it’s something simple and when I get it ill kick myself for stressing this much about it, but in the moment it sucks.
I feel that every change that is suggested works for a few cycles of turning on and off the power supply and/or the photon, but nothing has working consistently? Is their a set of guidelines i should follow?
Thanks for your help, I don’t know what’d i’d do without this forum.
EDIT: here is a picture of the trouble maker, I spread the components out to try and make sure it was all correct, the power supply plugs into the rails that are second closest to the camera.