Establishing a link between the RPLIDAR sensor, Arduino Due, and LED Ring

Hello,

I am trying to establish the link with the following three components: RPLIDAR A1M8 sensor, Arduino Due, and a 24 pixel LED Ring. This project is similar to the one on the following website.

website: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-RPLIDAR-360-Laser-Scanner-With-Ardu/
LEDRING: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0774JNSCF/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

My goal is to use the code and alter it to account for both distance and angle. So at a given distance using the angle display color (yellow or red).

I am new to Arduino, so I am not sure if my code is incorrect or if I am wiring it up incorrectly. I have attached the code to this post in the hopes I receiving feedback.

As for the wiring, the RPLIDAR operates at 5V, and so does the LED Ring. Arduino Due 3.3. Using a bidirectional level converter and a separate power supply to operate the motor interface for the RPLIDAR. I am getting a decent voltage reading through each channel except for the DI of the LED Ring. Using serial 2 but it seems like the three components are not communicating. So I am stumped lol. Any guidance will go a long way and would be very appreciated. I am just eager to see this come to life. Thank you.

CODE1_Explination.ino (6.89 KB)

CODE2_FOR_LOOP.ino (7.63 KB)