Digital Light Wand Comments – HL1606 DLW


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Actually Mick, I think I got it from your video comments thanks

 


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Can someone point me to the simple wiring diagram for the HL1606 with SD card wired to the Arduino please

Mine has come apart and I have no idea how to plug it all back together (this time I will solder it)

Not the schematic please I dont understand that. Just the Pin x to Pin Y etc

thanks muchly πŸ™‚
 


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Author : is0-mick (IP: 37.152.251.235 , 37.152.251.235) E-mail : mick_r@hotmail.com
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Where is this code from?
I’d say 0xFF instead of the ff, as it looks wrong…

What setup are you using?
as I did a version with LCD sceen and SD card for the HL1606 too..
see post further down @ January 22, 2013 at 4:54 am by is0-mick

Mick
 


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The generated code, this sentence is wrong: int r = (((this_led_color >> 16) & ff) >> 1) | 0x80); Somebody help me! (error message: “ff” was not Declared In This Scope)
 


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Hi,
First of all, I want to thank you for your brilliant work!
I’ve bought quite everything I need to. Can I use a arduino compatible board instead (for example the Funduino MEGA2560)?
Is your (or phil’s) program compatible to a mac too (there is a arduino software for mac)?
Which one of Phils program do I have to download (you recommend Phil’s)

Thanks for your answer.
Best wishes from Switzerland
Marc


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Just a quick update to say version V1_0_0_75 now supports the Arduino 1.0 compiler libraries – feel free to download it from www.wright-online.com

Thanks

Phil
 


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Hi everyone, i hope you are all getting on well with your lightwands!

I have just been informed of problem with the latest version of the arduino compiler v1.0 which they have changed the name of one of their standard header files which is causing a number of problems with old sample code and the code the generated by my program, i will update my program soon to work around this, but in the meantime if you are having problems compiling try going back to version 0022 of the arduino compiler and it should all work πŸ™‚

Hope that helps

Phil
 


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Thanks Guys, my led strip turned up today so hoping the dev board and other bits come soon. Excited to say the least. Many thanks again for sharing. I can’t wait to get it up and running πŸ™‚
 


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Hi Guys,
I’ve just done a few more “tweaks” to the code. If you removed the SD card and tried to send a file, the code would get stuck in a loop (there is a fix posted in the new code, but it’s a problem in the SD library that needs addressing).

I’m also now fading out the backlight instead of just switching it off, so it looks a little more swish πŸ™‚

http://pastebin.com/qHdt30Rh

Is the latest version (1.02 I’ve called it).

Mick
 


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Also do you have any video’s on you creating some of this art, would love to see a making of video of how you go about creating the shots and some effects with the wand
 


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Hi Mike, thanks for the info as you have certainly in a way pioneered this for all of us( with some help from your new found friends of course). I wanted to get some info on how much you charge for a completed 16 wand or 32 . thanks in advance for your time
 


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Nice one Mick. I might have to try and suss that out at some point. It could make a big difference in the wheelchair DLW activities.
 


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Hi James,
I’ve uploaded the code here:
http://pastebin.com/ucnm31xj

I’ve just added something to turn the LCD backlight off after about 1/2 a second if no keys are being pressed.

Before this it was on all the time, so I thought it would be better to turn it off to save battery life, and also to stop it being caught by the camera πŸ™‚

Mick
 


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Hi Guys,

I found your site the other week and have since been amazed by what you’ve done. I’ve placed an order today for the Development board, 2meters of HL1606 light strip and I know the code isn’t in the public domain yet but also ordered an LCD screen and SD reader. Hehe, I’m already counting down the two week delivery time from China to UK!

Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into the project and for sharing it on the web. The end results are amazing and the possibility’s endless. Can’t wait to get it all setup and share the results.

Cheers,
James909f
 

 


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Hi All,
I’ve build a DLW with LCD + SD card reader, you can see a video of it in action here:

Digital Light Wand, with added LCD & SD

It reads the files from the SD card and lists them alphabetically, you can scroll through them using the UP and DOWN buttons on the LCD / Keypad shield, and set the frame delay with LEFT and RIGHT buttons.

The select button, then sends the image to the LED array.

The LCD / Keypad shield I got from ebay for around Β£6, and the SD card reader is around Β£3.

If anyone wants to have the code to play with, let me know.

Mick
 


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Awesome! And I may have found a way to make it all a little more portable. I’ll update when I’ve finished the mod
 


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Author : is0-mick (IP: 87.112.138.111 , 87.112.138.111) E-mail : mick_r@hotmail.com
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Sorry,
I dont have any WS2801 strip to test with, so I have not created a version for your strip πŸ™

The only versions I have made so far are for the LPD8806 and the HL1606 as I have these strips..

Mick
 


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Hi all.
Can someone please tell me what are the correct files to use WS2801 with LCD keypad and SD card reader?
Thank you
 


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hi is0mick, can you pass me your email?
 


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I am (both LCD and SD)
this goes back to my post
September 28, 2012 at 4:43

If there is a definative set of files to use now and to save me trawing through the blog, can you point me in the right direction to get 64LED’s to work Mick?
many thanks
Vass.
 


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Oh right,
I thought you were using my code with the LCD and SD..

Not sure about phils program, Maybe you should try adding the LCD and SD card to your wand? then you can just drop BMP’s directly onto the sd card, no more converting..
And I’ve tried it with 108 led’s on the LPD8806 strip no problem..

Mick
 


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To be honest, I just tried setting the No of LED’s in the DLP program where you upload the image and it saves to the SD card

but this was failing when set at 64, but works at 48.

maybe there is a simple answer I missed
thaks Mick.
 


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Did you change the size here?
#define STRIP_LENGTH 48

to 64?

Then reprogram the arduino?
Mick
 


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Hi Mick

did anyone ever try to extend the 48 LED limit on the 1606 to 64 LED’s ?

I’m getting a repeat of the image on the extra LED’s on my wand LOL
 


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Hi Everyone.
Im selling my digital light wand on ebay in case someone is interested.
cheers
 


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Thanks for your help guys – the timeline is a bit disjointed (I am in Queensland Australia) but your assistance is timeless!

I would like to see a schematic and further info on the SD card and 2 x 16 display? as well as some construction details, latest code etc. Is there a consolidated site or is it piecemeal in the blog below? I would love to see the combined efforts of your work resulting in the ‘Ultimate Digital Light Wand”…
 


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Everything you’ll need is in the comments below, as well as links to the source code.

Not sure what stips you are using, but I’ve made code for the LPD8806 and the HL1606.
The LPD8806 is the better strip out of the two.
The 2×16 display button shield is from ebay, and is very cheap, df robot i think was the one i used..

Just put in ebay arduino lcd button keypad, and it should pop up.
That just plugs in. Then the SD card just wires onto the SPI pins of the arduino, I’ve given them further down in the comments.

If you get stuck give me a shout πŸ™‚

Mick
 


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Hi Michael, hope you are well!

Its an interesting idea, but there are still quite a few limitations with the above, and having to copy + paste code and reprogram the arduino every time was a little crazy I thought!
Then you are also limited to only 6 or so small images with the above method.

With the improvements I’ve made there is now virtually no limit on image size, ive tried one at 10,000 pixels long just to see if it worked, it did take quite a while to finish spitting out the pattern!

Also you can store loads of images on the SD card, and it is not OS dependant, as linux, mac and windows all support BMP files..

That’s my take on it anyways..

Regards
Mick
 


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have a look at the posts below here..
http://mrossphoto.com/wordpress32/dlwblog/#comment-6430

has a video of it

Mick

 


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Sounds interesting as well is0-mick – where is the info on your version?

(I still can’t believe that a mac person has not built the digital light wand and solved the windows only problem! We are now a large proportion of the photographers/gadget people out there!)
 


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Not sure if there’s a windows emulator program for the mac? Like WinE for linux?

Only other thing I can suggest is that you have a look at building my version of the light wand that uses the LCD display and an SD card, then you dont need any software as it reads bmp files directly from the sd, and you can choose the image on the LCD screen…

Mick
 


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Really enjoying your journey with light and can appreciate how many hats you wear… Have followed this blog and bought your e-book – fantastic information. Have built several light tools but cannot finish the digital light wand without the excel spreadsheet and code generator for the Apple Mac. Have downloaded Phil Wright’s files etc and cannot get anything to run on a mac as they all seem to be for Windows only. Can anyone who has been down this path help someone from down under?

 


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Hello!

I wish I knew how to do to buy your product.
A friend of mine is in Boston .. I would buy it for me!
Thank you!
 


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Hi Leo,
The SD card reader just goes to the standard SPI pins on the Arduino.
http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/PinMapping2560
pins 50,51,52and 53..

LPD strip goes to pins 31 data , 32 clock.
Also GND and +5v (These are marked on the arduino).

Thats pretty much it for the wiring!

You can also add a switch betweens pins 44 and 45 to use as a “send button” instead of using the one on the LCD shield.

Mick
 


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hi Is0-Mick,

i am still using my lightwand withoud LCD and SD card. But would love to integrate these but i am unsure wich to order. Could you tell me what hardware you use? (it could be around here but i’ve seen that they are also using another led strip. πŸ™‚

thanks in advance

Nigel

 


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hi is0-mick ,
i’m so sorry ^^’,
in your code i only see this 3 pin
” SDssPin53 <–SD card CS pin"
"dataPin = 3;<–LPD8806 strip " "clockPin = 32<–LPD8806 strip" SD card MOSI pin,SD card sck pin, SD card Miso pin,i can't find ,could you mind tell me the Schematic of pin ?
 


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No,
I think you are looking at a different schematic. No 74LS08 in my version.

In my version just wire up the strip to the pins defined in the code, and the SD card goes also on the pins defined in the code.

Here is the latest version of the code, which also supports dual strips.

You will need to change the strip length to match your strip, and set dual strips to false, if you are only using one strip.

http://pastebin.com/w1d483J2

Mick
 


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Dear is0-mick
I have a new LEDSTRIP(LPD8806),
i see the “LED Light Wand with SD Card Schematic . pdf”,i don’t understand the part of ” 74LS08N”,is it use in schematic or not?
 


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Hi Mick,

Sorry for not getting back to you. I found this out the other night and strangely you’ve said virtually the same thing is I’ve found out! πŸ™‚

I tinkered with the code the other day after finding line where it’s writing the colour order.

For those with the same problem, I have changed the code in the Arduino script to the following πŸ™‚

writeRGB(r,b,g,StripControl1);
just swap the b and g around!

Cheers Mick for helping as well:)
 


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@gareth
I’ve just created some code with phi’s program to see what you have.

So give this a try!
Create some code, using phils program.
Save it to the file.
Open it in notepad or a text editor

Find the line thats below “Void Post_Frame(Void)” in the code that phils program generated.
Look the line:
WriteRGB(r,g,b, clkPin1,spiPin1);
it may be slightly different to that if you are not using hardware SPI.
But change the first part so you are swapping the letters B and G over.
Like so.
WriteRGB(r,b,g, clkPin1,spiPin1);

Then upload this code to your arduino.

Mick
 


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@gareth
I’m a littke bit lost now with all the replies / etc and little pieces of code here and there…

If you can create some code for your stick that doesn’t show the colours right, and post it on pastebin for me, and post a link to it here.

Then I’ll be to take a look at it properly.

Cheers
Mick

 


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void writeRGB(uint8_t r,uint8_t g,uint8_t b,int nStrip)

yep, just change that to
writeRGB(uint8_t r,uint8_t b,uint8_t g,int nStrip)

before you upload it to the arduino πŸ™‚
let’s know how u get on.

Mick
 


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One last thing, sorry to clog up these posts.

Which file should I be changing. I’ve noticed that there is similar code once it’s been compiled;

void writeRGB(uint8_t r,uint8_t g,uint8_t b,int nStrip)

Will this change once I change the library files? (if that’s what needs changing πŸ™ )

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I’ve found this
setPixelColor(uint16_t n, uint8_t r, uint8_t g, uint8_t b),
 


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Hi Mick, Thanks for getting back to me.
Can you tell me where to find this code?

I’ve looked in the LEDStrip files and the LPD8806 and I can’t see it?

Thanks for taking the time to help
 


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I haven’t got the code your using in front of me, but you need to look for something like

strip.setPixelColor(position, strip.Color(red, green, blue));

in the code
just swap the likes of that that to

strip.setPixelColor(position, strip.Color(red, blue, green));

Hope that helps!

Mick
 


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Yes. This strip has the order of the colours swapped. Why don’t you ad an sd card reader? You will have more flexibility + the code Mick built (read down on the forum) has already fixed that problem…
 


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It’s using the most recent one from Phil Wright. Vers 1.0.0.76 and i’ve created a folder for the 8006 in the Arduino library for the latest files. Has to something in the script i’d say, somewhere πŸ™
 


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Hi Mick, i’m using the Light Wand Code Generator program and the Mega256 with a 2m long strip of the 8806 leds (104). I haven’t used the SD card option, just simply the 9v battery option. Everything uploads fine and seems to work, until I noticed the colours weren’t correct.
It’s only when I tried setting R G and B to 255 for each colour in 3 blocks did I find that Green and Blue are mixed up. πŸ™‚
 


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What code / setup are you using gareth?
Mick
 


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I’ve just built a 2m 8806 strip (104 leds) and I’m getting my Blue and Green swapped!

I’ve created an image literally with RGB (in that order and each colour set to 255).

Any ideas where to look, or what to change?

Very annoying
 


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Hi Guys

I’ve made a wiring diagram for the Arduino, card reader and LCD display if it helps at all.
I’ll send it to anybody that needs it.

Iain
 


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Thank you your help ,andre & Mick
after use v022 error is fix,but the ledstrip also doesn’t work.>,< i think andre , could you mind send me the tutorial ?
my email :leo_83311@yahoo.com.hk
 


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yep, install v022 instead.
If that doesn’t work and if you are building a ligtwand with SD and Keypad then Im writing a tutorial on how to set it up based on Mick’s Library. Its still very raw but Ill be happy to email it to you.
 


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Hi Leo,
its because the library was made for Arduino 022 and you are compiling it on a later version.

A quick google of “WConstants.h: No such file or directory”

Returns:
http://blog.lisp.tw/blog/2011/12/08/meetandroid-to-arduino-v10/

You can either do what it says in the link or install Arduino v022 instead.

Hope that helps

Mick
 


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Hello,
i have some error in LEDStrip.cpp, anyone can tell me how to fix it,thx^^.

LEDStrip.cpp:30:24: error: WConstants.h: No such file or directory
LEDStrip.cpp: In constructor ‘LEDStrip::LEDStrip(int, int, int, int)’:
LEDStrip.cpp:40: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:40: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: ‘OUTPUT’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: ‘pinMode’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::sleep()’:
LEDStrip.cpp:52: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:52: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:53: error: ‘INPUT’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:53: error: ‘pinMode’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::wakeup()’:
LEDStrip.cpp:65: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:65: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:66: error: ‘OUTPUT’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:66: error: ‘pinMode’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::faderCrank()’:
LEDStrip.cpp:81: error: ‘millis’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:85: error: ‘digitalRead’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:85: error: ‘HIGH’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:86: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:86: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:89: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::faderSpeedSet(unsigned int)’:
LEDStrip.cpp:108: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:108: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:118: error: ‘HIGH’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:118: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:120: error: ‘millis’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::rgbPush(uint8_t, uint8_t, uint8_t)’:
LEDStrip.cpp:157: error: ‘_BV’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::rgbPush2X(uint8_t, uint8_t, uint8_t)’:
LEDStrip.cpp:172: error: ‘_BV’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::sPulse()’:
LEDStrip.cpp:186: error: ‘digitalRead’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:186: error: ‘HIGH’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:188: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:188: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:189: error: ‘delayMicroseconds’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:194: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:195: error: ‘delayMicroseconds’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:196: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::pushCmd(uint8_t)’:
LEDStrip.cpp:213: error: ‘B00000011’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:214: error: ‘B00110000’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:215: error: ‘B11001100’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:217: error: ‘MSBFIRST’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:217: error: ‘shiftOut’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp: In member function ‘void LEDStrip::latch()’:
LEDStrip.cpp:222: error: ‘HIGH’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:222: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:223: error: ‘delayMicroseconds’ was not declared in this scope
LEDStrip.cpp:224: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
 


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As promised (see post below this one) here is the new code for the HL1606 stip.

http://pastebin.com/sQ0VimzM

Regards

Mick
 


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Hi Guys,
I’ve created a new version of code for the LCD + SD that now supports direct reading of BMP files from the card for the HL1606 strip.
So no need to convert them anymore πŸ™‚

I tried with the same images I used on the LPD8806 version, here are the images it created.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68646769@N07/sets/72157632062971068/with/8203598261/

The images used were 52 high, and the strip is only 48, so it clipped the top of one or two of them.

I’ll post a link to the code very soon..

Mick
 


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Is there a listing of what each setting in the Code Generator is supposed to do written down somewhere. I was able to figure out the settings for a single strand by reading other posts here, but now trying dual strips and using the schematic Phil has and not sure I am getting the settings right in the software. Thanks
 


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Comment:
Small slight bug..
void BackLightOn()
{
analogWrite(BACKLIGHT,255);
BackLightTimer = true;
int BackLightTemp = BackLightTimeout; }

should read
void BackLightOn()
{
analogWrite(BACKLIGHT,255);
BackLightTimer = true;
BackLightTemp = BackLightTimeout;
}
(remove the int bit from the last line)

This bug made the backlight still dim when you pressed a key. Removing the “int” makes it stay lit properly when you press any keys on the keypad (except send) because we dont want the lcd being picked up by the camera πŸ˜€

Mick
 


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Newest version 1.04 is now available here:
http://pastebin.com/ueJhzQbK

This version fixes the backlight problem and also a strange problem where the last LED in the strip remained green when clearing the strip, if the last line / pixel on the image shown, is not black which I noticed when displaying an image tonight.

Apparently this issue is to do with the LPD8806 hardware or Library, and calling strip.show() twice when clearing the strip seems to fix it!
So I added that πŸ™‚

Hopefully this should be the last update for a while!

Mick
 


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Hi All,
Iain Kindly sent me some LPD8806 Strip, and I’ve created a version of my LCD + SD code for that strip.

This version now uses plain 24bit BMP files, no need to convert them or anything πŸ˜€ but they do need to be rotated 90 degrees to the right. I did do this on the arduino board but it was way too slow.

So, just create a bitmap of lets say 52 (your number of led’s) by whatever.. rotate it 90 degrees, and save it as 24bit colour… Drop it onto the SD card any you should be good to go!

Code is here:
http://pastebin.com/0fXXg4Ze

Regards

Mick
 


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Two Quality posts, by spammers… with nice website links in the names..

If you can remove This post, and the two pathetic one’s below when you get a chance Michael…

Kind Regards

Mick
 


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Comment:
Hi Andre

I think you’ve miss understood my post I haven’t got two one meter strips of 8806 but one two meter length that I have been able to get working using just the arduino + 8806 (see here for result) http://www.flickr.com/photos/40167398@N03/8136675674/in/photostream
its getting it working with the LCD + card reader that I’m at a loss with but with the expert help from this blog I’m sure we’ll get it working.

cheers Iain
 


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Comment:
Hi Iain
From your post I understand that you are working with 2 strips of 1meter of LPD8806 52leds per meter.

If thats the case, then my guess is that you should be working with Phil Right file for dual strips and not with Micks file for HL1606

But I don’t really understand much about arduino programming so I may be wrong.

If I manage to find the solution to ake this work I will inform you. Please do the same for me.
Good luck
 


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Hi Guys, email me your phone number to philwright@live.com I can phone you tomorrow to give you advice

But read through the threads on this website there are a number of tips re pinouts

Cheers

Phil
 


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Hi Phil
I am trying to build a digital light Wand with arduino mega + lcd keypad + sd card + dual strip LPD8806.
This strip has 52leds/meter and data is clocked in in blue, red, green order instead of RGB.
I believe you have built one DLW with dual LPD8806.
Can you please help us with what connections and libraries should be used + settings for the code generator?
 


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Once more thank you for your kind reply.
I sent you an email
 


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Hi all

I to am in the same position as Andre,
I’ve got all the bits but no idea!! sorry.
I’m using 104 leds LPD8806 + Arduino mega + SD card + LCD Keypad and I to live 5 hrs from London!!!
I understand how your very busy on another poject at the munite Mick but if you can find a little time just to answer these few questions and point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated I have tried changing the writeRGB(r,g,b); to strip.setPixelColor(LED_number, strip.Color(r, g, b)); as you sugested but got the following error when trying to load the code ‘strip’ was not declared in this scope

I have downloaded the zip file of the 8806 library, uncompressed it then renamed it but now don’t know what to do with it I’ve also tried removing the #define CLKPIN 32 #define LATCHPIN 33 as the 8806 only has 4 wires – + DI and CI but this just brings up more errors. Also do I need to remove/rename all the any lines that refer to HL1606 or will that be sorted out by using the 8806 library file I have been successful in connecting the LCD + card reader (thanks to Vass) and even managed to change the backlight time out and #define striplength but am desperate now to bring it all working together.
Please help
Many thanks
Iain
 


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Hi Andre,
Im about 5 hours north of london..
I can try to help over the internet etc, but I will be unable to do any testing as I dont have any 8806 strip, so you’ll have to do the testing, or if you have any spare strip?

I’ve got another project I’m currently working on so time is a little short also πŸ™

Mick
 


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Hi Mick
Thank you for your answer.
I have all the libraries including Phil Wright’s .pde to upload and also the one you made for the Hl1606. I even tried to combine them. But I couldn’t get it to work I don’t think I have enough knowledge to do these changes by myself.
Do you live in London?
Would you be willing to meet up so we would work on this?
 


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Comment:
Just done a quick search on google and the library is here:
https://github.com/adafruit/LPD8806

You can use any pins you like by calling the following routine:
LPD8806(uint16_t n, uint8_t dpin, uint8_t cpin); // Configurable pins

In my code it uses a writeRGB, in the LPD8806 library it uses.

strip.setPixelColor(position, strip.Color(red, green, blue));

In my code theres a section called Post Frame which has a line called

writeRGB(r,g,b);
You would probably need to replace that with strip.setPixelColor(LED_number, strip.Color(r, g, b));

You’ll nee a few other changes, but it shouldn’t be too difficult with a little work to get it working

Mick

 


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I’d guess you’ll have to change my code to use the the library for the lpd8806, most libraries let you define what pins you want to use, so that bit is really up to you I’d guess.

Currently the LCD+SD code uses the HL1606 strip, as that’s the only one I have. Unfortunately I dont have any 8806 strip to test with.

Mick
 


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Hi all
I have gathered all the materials to build my DLW. I have a 52 leds lpd8806 strip + Arduino mega + SD card + LCD keypad. Can someone please help me and tell me what libraries I should use + what connecting points at the arduino?
Thank you

 


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You could try to convert my code to use your library, and use the SD card and LCD?

I’d have a go myself but I dont have any 8806 strip

Mick
 


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Comment:
All sorted on that front!

Just one major thing that’s bugging me now lol!
I’ve built the setup with a 6 position switch, now it looks like I can’t use this with my 8806 strip and the generator program! πŸ™

Is there a way of doing this? it’s a pain just having 1 image to use otherwise.

Gaz
 


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Comment:
Yep,
had a similar problem with my HL1606 strip. I guess some are wired different at the LED end.

I had to change the code to swap the B and G

//
//My strip seemed to have B + G swapped so I altered it here!
//
if (Blue > HL1606highblue) colorByte |= 16; //Bright Blue
else if (Blue > HL1606lowblue) colorByte |= 32; //Dim Blue
if (Red > HL1606highred) colorByte |= 4; //Bright Red
else if (Red > HL1606lowred) colorByte |= 8; //Dim Red
if (Green > HL1606highgreen) colorByte |= 1; //Bright Green
else if (Green > HL1606lowgreen) colorByte |= 2; //Dim Green

That was from my SD + LCD code, not sure what you are using, but thats how I swapped them around…

Mick
 


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Right, I’ve got it working, but the colours don’t match!!! Hmmm Any ideas?
 


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Comment:
Hi everyone,

I’ve got the the 8806 strip (1m with 32LED’s). I have a problem now as the strip only has 4 terminals, but the version in the tutorial has 6 terminals!

I gathered the +5V and the GND are the same, but I only have 2 others; DI and CI.

Any ideas as to where they need to be wired up to on the mega 256? I don’t know where to go from here πŸ™ Please help

 


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Comment:
Glad you got it working Vass πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing some of the photo’s of it in action!

I really should use mine more..

Mick
 


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Comment:
Congrats on finding the problem guys, the SD card and LCD work fine with Micks LSB files

It still didnt work on my files, until I reduced the LED strip size to 48 in the code generator, that was the problem, it’s not liking 64 LED’s
 


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I will give them a go, thanks Mick

(Hope all is well with you)
 


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Sounds more like incorrect / faulty LSB files..

Here are 3 that I used (they are for a 48 led strip) http://ge.tt/1LT182O

Mick
 


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Thanks Phil
I have created a brand new folder and thrown all your files into there, running that Arduino 0022 and uploaded Micks latest .code

The LCD shows the files selctable, but once you hit select on one of them, the screen freezes with “Sending File Filename.LSB”

no activity on the Arduino, no flashing lights, nothing.
Wired as per my last post. so I’m getting the same result.
It’s so close ! what can it be? +5v and GND from the LED strip are going to the same digital pins as the SD card, it that right?
anything else to consider?
Ta again
Vass
 


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Sorry completely forgot abou this – it is uploading now so give it 5 mins and there will be an Arduino-022.zip in my downloads directory www.wright-online.com/downloads
 


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I’ll copy my whole arduino dir + project folder, but it’s on another hard drive, that used to be inside my laptop, so I need to dig out a usb > sata adapter etc, power supply, and then copy it and upload it, so It’s a little bit more complicated than just uploading it somewhere.

Will try to do it today..

Mick
 


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any update chaps ?
 


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You should also modify SD.cpp in the SD folder to the following..

/* Implementation of class used to create `SDCard` object. */

boolean SDClass::begin(uint8_t csPin) {
/*

Performs the initialisation required by the sdfatlib library.

Return true if initialization succeeds, false otherwise.

*/

if (root.isOpen()) root.close(); // allows repeated calls
return card.init(SPI_HALF_SPEED, csPin) &&
volume.init(card) &&
root.openRoot(volume);
}

^^^^– That allows the SD card to be removed and inserted again while the thing is powered on, otherwise it just gets stuck in a loop πŸ™‚

Mick
 


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how about putting all the correct files in once place?

Aduino 0022
SD
LCD
RGBStrip

and a definative SD sheild to Arduino Pin to Pin detail

the LCD can only fit one way (+5v to +5v)

Just an idea so we know we are all on the same page?

thanks again for all your input guys, its really apprecaited.
 


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sorry that should have read

portoutputregister not defined in this scope
 


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Lots of people seem to have the same error as vass using other libraries also..
a quick google of

outputregister not defined in this scope

or the other related errors, seem to suggest it’s to do with the arduino version…

Mick
 


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will try your SD code tonight, thanks Phil
 


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Vass, you haven’t got as far as compiling the code yet, let alone it reading the SD Card – so we need to get that bit fixed first. Have you tried my SD card library?

Thanks Mick, as it works on mine I want Vass to get his compiled first before I get him to make any changes. I can’t find any of the routines in his error log in my SD2Card.cpp file so I don’t know what is happening.

 


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I have a new 16Gb card formatted and has only 6 images created using the DLW code generator and saved to the card directly.

Maybe I should format differently? could that be it? Doent explain why the LCD will not run the basic “hello world” examples.

 


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Hi Phil,
that SD library has a bug in it.
You need to add the following line:
if (root.isOpen()) root.close(); // allows repeated calls

(see my post about 5 down)

Otherwise if you remove the SD card, it wont initialise it again..

Mick
 


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Hi Vass,
I have uploaded my SD library to my downloads area on my website www.wright-online.com/downloads/SD.zip

try overwriting yours with this one (version 022) and see how you get on.
 


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I’m using 1.0 or 022 I think is its other name..

Mick

 


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I’m at a loss, have no idea why mine will not work Non of the Examples that come with Arduino software will run the LCD, but a self typed Sketchbook works fine.
I have the LCD plugged in correctly I’m sure (just like in your video) the SD card (LC Studio verion) is attached as follows GND to GND next to digital pin 53
+5v to 5V next to Digital pin 22
CS to Pin 53
MOSI to Pin 51
SCK to Pin 52
MISO to Pin 50

DLW to pins 30,31,32,33

Now trying Arduino v 1.1

but this is the result of an upload attempt http://s11.postimage.org/xijmhexib/problem.jpg

Hope you can help

 


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Hi, I used mick code to get my sd and lcd working but it’s not for the ws2801 leds… Any Idea on how I can make it work ? Thanks

 


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Not sure on that error, but here is a zip of my SD library, and the code etc.

http://ge.tt/8jmslZM/v/0?c

Mick
 


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Thanks Mick
I have taken the SD from the link you gave (full zip file) and used your latest code from here.

Modifying the SD.cpp I have no idea how, can you upload a final file with this done at all?

I only have a small error now
see here
http://s16.postimage.org/xlydngfzp/sd2_error.jpg

any ideas? sorry for being a pain!
cheers
 


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It looks like you might be missing the on of the header libraries Check that you have the following three in place in the arduino libraries directory.
SD.h
LEDStrip.h
LiquidCrystal.h

SD.h can be found here I think (is0-mick might be able to confirm) https://github.com/adafruit/SD

the other two are in the zip file you downloaded from my site to get the lightwand generator.

 


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OK digital pics from the youtube vid, thank you.

Now it seems almost happy, I’m running Arduino v22

upload of the code fails with the following ‘void GetFileNamesFromSD(File)’:
‘class File’ has no member named ‘openNextFile’
: ‘class File’ has no member named ‘isDirectory’
‘class File’ has no member named ‘name’

Any ideas folks?
thanks again
new_LCD_and_SD_code:368: error: ‘class File’ has no member named ‘name’

 


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Hi Vass, make sure you have SDCard selected in file, settings. You may have to exit the program and restart and then you will get a button appear that say’s “Save 4 SDCard”
Hope that helps
Phil
 


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I’m being really dumb

the DLW code generator, I import a BMP and try to save it, but the filename offered is a .lwp (Save project as) I cannot find an option to save as .lsb
 


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No, you use phils code to generate LSB files.
These are like bitmap files, if you select one of the options (can’t remember off hand) it lets you load a bitmap file, then you can save it as an LSB file.

Just drop these LSB files onto the SD card.

My code will scan the SD card’s root directory, and show all the LSB files there in a list on the LCD screen.

Hope that helps

Mick
 


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phils code, is that the excel design version, or the DLW code generator that takes already designed bmp’s?

Still confused sorry, am I putting bmp’s on the SD card, or lists of code from the code generator?

Thanks
 


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I tried with another strip and another arduino board (Mega 2560 also) same result
 


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Hi and thanks for your reply, here is my settings from file settings:
Hardware Ws2801
led strip size 24 (I cutted the last one from the strip) hardware spi led strip checked sdi spi 51 52 ledpin 1 compiler directory: the forlder where arduino 1.0.1 is installed

settings from main page:
number of leds 24
led strobe on time 0.15
the rest remaine by default
 


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Here is what I posted with links removed

Posted August 31, 2012 at 4:39 am by is0-mick | Permalink Your comment is awaiting moderation.

No, the code is downloaded from paste pin. The arduino never needs reprogramming.

I use phils code to generate image files. such as skull.LSB which is like a bitmap file. You just put the images you want onto the SD card, then select the one you want to display from the LCD menu on the arduino

I just used the LCD / Keypad shield and the SD reader here:

Xxx.ebay.co.uk/itm/290621132853

Xxx.ebay.co.uk/itm/180861495275

All of the pins should be defined in the code. The SD used the default SPI pins, and the HL1606 strip pins are the ones defined in the arduino code at the start.

I did a couple more tweaks to the code, the latest version can be found here:

pastebin.com/V1a9qdpS

Hope that helps

Mick
 


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Yes, I replied 2 hours after you asked, but it says my comment is “awaiting moderation”

Mick
 


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is0-mick,

can you elaborate on the setup please as per my last post

thanks muchly
 


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Hi, I have some issues with a ws2801 strand (https://www.adafruit.com/products/322)
First, if I load a jpeg in phil’s code generator, it displays only on the first 12 leds…
And if i make an image inside the code generator, it displays on all the leds but black remains lit…
 


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Ok, so you use phils program to create the code, you then paste these all together in one text file and put it on the SD card? How do you name them and separate each design? Or did you mean you put the .bmp’s on the SD card? Also, what’s the wiring for the SD shield to the arduino? Which pins go where? Thanks in advance
 


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Ooops meant LSB files not pde.
Also you can adjust the delay via the left an right keys.

The source code is posted in comments further down, or here is the link.

http://pastebin.com/qHdt30Rh

Mick
 


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Yes, I used phils program (slightly modified as I removed some of the smoothing, and had to swap some colours / values if I remember) to create the pde’s. Then just drop them onto the sd card.

My Arduino code then scans the sd card, and sorts the filenames into an alphabetical list, and displays them on the LCD screen.

An early version (without the alphabetical sorting) can be seen on youtube here..

Mick
 


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is0-mick, awesome, just what I need.

Are you still using the light wand code generator?

Can you explain how your getting the designs onto the card?

I presume just plug in the LCD and the SD card sheilds or is there more to this?

photos, tutorial, etc ? much apprecited if possible

thanks in advance
Vass

 


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I made a version a while back that uses the Arduino with a SD and LCD with a menu to select the images sorted in alphabetical order. (code is posted in the comments below).

I think the rasberry pi would be a bit overkill myself..

Mick
 


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same problem here :/
 


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I’ve got myself a Raspberry Pi and i’ve noticed this has an SD slot on it! Possibility of storing so much more than an Arduino board!

I’ve seen a couple of pics with the Raspberry Pi already and they’re amazing
 


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Phil, you s/w does not seem to let me import PNG. Do i rename to a bitmap and import?
 


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solvet that problem, it was my hl1606 but its kinda fixed now, now i only have the problem that red and blue is changed
 


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Hi there Ross, i have gotten a hl1606 now and trying out your code, dosent seem to get the leds to light upp when i use the pins 30-33 as in the code, any ideas ?
everytign seems to be right in the generator software aswell

 


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Wherever possible use .PNG files rather than .JPG as the JPG Codec in windows automatically tries to smooth out the image (causing grey or colour shaded pixels). When you have a large number of pixels (like on a monitor) it looks great but when you only have 16, 32 or 64 pixels/LEDs it causes problems. Using .PNG files will make sure the pixels are not blended, and give you more accurate results.
 


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We design in photoshop, the save as bmp and use the code generator. Just keep a few lines black and they don’t light for us.

If too bright and losing colour in the photo, adjust apeture to cut the light getting through.
 


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Im using 8806 BTW
 


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OK, I think I see the issue. I am getting some true blacks. Where I have the issue is with importing Jpgs. It seems like the brightness is cranked way up so tyhe colors are washed out and bright. Is there a way to adjust this?
 


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Michael, how would I check the value?
 


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Is there a trick to getting black (led off)? I’m using Phil’s code generator and what I think is black is actually still lit?

Hope that makes sense!
 


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WOW, this thread saved me from pulling the bit of hair I have left out! Thanks so much!
 


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Ahh, so even if I have 64 LED’s the S/W will drive only the led’s that its programed for?

If so this is great. I am going to look for some way to snap extensions on!
 


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Hi Guys, I am crazy excited to build a wand. My parts should arive today. I have a question. Can I, or has anyone made a scalable wand? I was thinking of making some sort of detachable stick with some sort of connection. So I can have a 16 led strip or put on an extension to 48 or 64.

Would this work?
 


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cheers Phil, probably going to raise more Q’s than it answers.

I built the wands with the rotating 6 position switch, but obviously the Mega has memory limitations, plus the code generator doe not include this feature.
Any plans to roll this out or will bluetooth be the way forward (is suspect the latter) Or, has this project ended? I see i’m a bit late coming to the game cheers
 


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The schematic is here for SDCard.

http://www.wright-online.com/downloads/LED%20Light%20Wand%20with%20SD%20Card%20Schematic.pdf

The bluetooth was just concept design i put together i can let you have the code if you wish but it is very basic

 


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not wanting to thread nap

but I have some 8806 strip too

on eBay

Item number: 120931700712
 


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Hi Jade
Β£ 60 inc postage to UK for 2 metres.
 


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Hi Vass

I was thinking of building a 2nd wand
so would love some extra led strip

how much would you want for around 2 meters.

thanks jade
 


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Hi folks, with gratefull help from Tx I got 2 wands working. Both using HL1606 64 leds and Arduino version 22, If anyone in the UK wants a length of LED strip, I have approx 3metres left over.

I followed the PDF build instructions to the letter and apart from using an updated Arduino program then going down to 22 it all worked faultlessly.

Now I want to add the SD card and bluetooth design change from my phone. Is this build change published anywhere?

Thanks again.
Vass

 


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make sure the sdcard is freshly formatted and only the lightwand bitmaps on it
 


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So i have gotten the code to run now, but i cant seem to load any thing of the sd card, the adapater i created using http://nathan.chantrell.net/20111128/diy-micro-sd-shield-for-arduino/ works fine in the sd examples, but when i use the readbitmap pde i only get end of bitmaps.
so was woundering if the pins are shiften,
 


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The lightwand generator code for windows converts the JPG, BMP or PNG bitmap to a format that the readbitmap.pde can read from the SDCard. So generate the bitmap first and save it to the SDCard and then compile and upload the readbitmap.pde through the Arduino Compiler and it should read in the file, display what it is doing on your LCD screen and drive the LEDs.
 


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So what does that bitmap do ? read bmp files to led information? or use generator files
 


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Hi Marm, The readbitmap.pde in the main download zip is the code for the LPD8806 and the sdcard bitmap reading, but the LPD8806 and the WS2801 are very similar, so it should just need a change in the post_frame() subroutine. Basically remove the two writeRGB(0,0,0,StripControlx) lines and insert a delay(50) instead and it should work if I remember correctly – sorry not played with this for a few months now.

Eric below in this blog is also trying to do the same thing – might be worth you working together on it πŸ™‚
 


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oh i see, how gotten the code to run on my screen but i changed to liquidcrystal and not that ic2 thing, now i have problem that it dosen seem to find the files, i only get end of bitmaps, that i dont understand what it really means.
does the sd card have to have someting sepcial about it and what files can i upload to the sd
 


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oh yes, but i was more thinking of the loader code for sd cards and lcd screen. was reading about mikeΒ΄s code ^^

 


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Hey miek do you have a ws2801 version of your awsome code

 


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Glad to hear you have it working πŸ™‚

.PNG files work best

Just ignore the led pin it doesnt do anything
 


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the readbitmap.pde in the main download zip is the code for the LPD8806, but the LPD8806 and the WS2801 are very similar, it should just need a change in the post_frame() subroutine. Basically remove the two writeRGB(0,0,0,StripControlx) lines and insert a delay(50) instead and it should work if I remember correctly – sorry not played with this for a few months now.
 


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A number of the libraries seem to have problems with version 1.0 of the compiler, try version 022 for now (they can coexist), i did find out what needed to be done but don’t have it to hand at the moment (it was a change you have make in each header file)

 


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Sorry, another question: Which Picture have the best solution for the wall? Pixel?
 


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Yeapeee!!!! I installed it on my Laptop 8740w HP and it works. I have a last question, in the Generator you can set the LED pin, what must i set there? Sorry my english is bad.
 


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That’s a problem with the compiler uploading to the board, I suggest a reboot of both the PC and the arduino controller.

Have you managed to send anything to the Arduino yet?
 


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Ok, i have do this , now i can compile, but upload says:

Binary sketch size: 20224 bytes (of a 126976 byte maximum)
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
 


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Yes that’s right, but if you are still having problems then I would go to the Arduino-022 version, you won’t lose any functionality and the two versions can co-exist
 


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Hello, the files are LEDStrip.cpp, LEDStrip.h and WConsants.h, i copied to libraries/RGBStrip/ Is that correct?
 


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Did you copy the RGBStrip.cpp and RGSBStrip.h from the 1.076 download over the top of the default libraries?
 


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ok nice, havent seen that folder πŸ˜€
http://pastebin.com/CdWHxfkH
getting errors in the ardunio 1.0 compiler, with the latest libs
 


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anyone have code for Digital LightWand + SD + LCD but ws2801 compatible ?
 


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Hello, i use the 64 LED Stripe and the Lightwand Code Generator 1.0.0.76, the librarys are copied to the compiler, but i canΒ΄t compile this. Because the error is:

C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp: In constructor β€˜LEDStrip::LEDStrip(int, int, int, int)’:
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: β€˜LOW’ was not declared in this scope
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: β€˜digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:42: error: β€˜OUTPUT’ was not declared in this scope

WhatΒ΄s wrong?
 


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Hello, i use the 64 LED Stripe and the Lightwand Code Generator 1.0.0.76, the librarys are copied to the compiler, but i canΒ΄t compile this. Because the error is:

C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp: In constructor ‘LEDStrip::LEDStrip(int, int, int, int)’:
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: ‘LOW’ was not declared in this scope
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:41: error: ‘digitalWrite’ was not declared in this scope
C:\arduino\arduino-1.0.1\libraries\RGBStrip\LEDStrip.cpp:42: error: ‘OUTPUT’ was not declared in this scope

WhatΒ΄s wrong?
 


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oh i see, how does the software generator work with the program selector then ? πŸ™‚
 


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and i have another questing πŸ˜€ and sorry for being kinda dumb πŸ˜› but is there any documentation about how to get the sd card installed and what i need to add to the code, for it to read the light data files :3
 


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ah i see, i have fixed it in the arduino code thoe, changed SPI.transfer(b);
SPI.transfer(g);
SPI.transfer(r);
digitalWrite(StripControl1, LOW);
insteed of rgb πŸ™‚
 


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Hi there ! i have gotten it to work now, i belive, but my colors seems wrong, dont know what can be the error but i tryed a rgbled test program, and it painted blue as orange. πŸ™‚ but iam working on it, thanks Michael πŸ™‚
 


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iam using this rgb strip
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-RGB-LED-Light-Strip-5V-WS2801-Bonus-32-LEDs-Waterproof-Addressable-Color-/160810882132?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2571135454#ht_3220wt_954

And i am using the latest ardunio compiler and the latest light software aswell, and when i try to connect the rgb strip with the hardware spi enabled, i dont get it to flash, but when i remove it and use the pins 52 -50 i get the hole strip to blink but not to change color, so i would like some clerification about what pins ishuld use when using the ws2801, and settings for it
 


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have gotten the code to compilate, it was a bugg in the libareries, but i am using the ws2801, and i have problems connecting it to the arduino mega, could sombody explain moar to what pins i shuld connect the four cables, 5+v and gnd is obvius but where shuld i put the 2 last ones
 


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so this code the software generates, is is the only code i need in the arduino to get this to work ?
and when i convert a jpg i get this error when i try to compile it in the ardunio software.

bas.cpp: In function ‘void loop()’:
bas.pde:-1: error: ‘pgm_read_byte_far’ was not declared in this scope
 


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we got it working πŸ™‚
the entire strip 64 RGB leds are all working.
Many thanks for this guide!!

When I have the results they will be on my blog and on Flickr with a reference to you!

Cheers,
Miguel
 


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Hi Phil,
Thanks for sharing your great software, I would be lost without it.
I’ve finally finshed building my 2m stick with wireless programming and I’ve been running some test code. I have noticed that if you set the “End Delay” to 0, then the generated code lacks the final blank_strip() command, leaving some LED’s on at the end of the image.

With End delay set to 0 the last lines are post_frame(); delay(50);

With End delay set to 1 the last lines are post_frame(); delay(50); } blank_strip();post_frame(); delay(1000);

See what I mean ?

PS I’m thinking of running dual strips – can you point me in the directions of any tips on how to use your software with 2 offset strips ?
 


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We got our equipment and now we just need to get the code to get working πŸ™‚

Thanks for the great tutorial πŸ˜‰
 


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Hi Jade,

In short, not from me as I don’t have a Mac!

But the source code is available if anybody wants to give it a go!.

Cheers

Phil
 


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Hi phil quick question I mainly run a mac based system so I’ve had to install boot camp to a desktop mac we have here but I cant bootcamp my macbook for various reason so my question is is there likely to be a version of your wonderful program that can be used on os x
 


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I have managed to figure out what the issue was. it appears I needed to set the strobe interval on Phil’s program now that thats done it works thanks for your help.
If theres any tips you can give that would be great.

Jade
 


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Hi Michael again thanks for any help you can give.

i seem to have fixed the connection issue but when im outputing a image im only getting what seems like one line of the image

Thanks again

Jade
 


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it actualy seems to be working after messing wit it most of last night thank god
 


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Comment:
Hi there, wonderful tutorial it really helped me to build my light wand. However I am having some slight issues.

I’m using Phil’s wonderful programme I’ve got my Arduino mega running. I’m using the ground and 5v pin slots to connect the power slot 51 & 52 for the clock and data yet it doesn’t seem to be outputting anything. (I’m using the LPD8806 strip with 66 LEDs’).

Any advice would be very, very welcome…
 


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Your successes in creating such a great tool for light painting really made me think about how I could make the same idea work.

I posted my achievements on the Instructables forums. My latest version uses 16 blue LED’s. Not able to post photos here at this time. I am having some issues in getting the two analog pins to work correctly using arduino.

I have my eye out for an HL-1606 now, as your color range is very impressive.

Thank you for sharing all of your work! Kudos!
 


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love it. could it be possible to have a longer strip but have it in rows that were effectively connected in one long strip to make a screen. I presume each led can be programmed to come on separately and at what ever colour. sorry for repeat but forgot to click the notify me by email of replies
 


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Author : Ben (IP: 86.158.89.237 , host86-158-89-237.range86-158.btcentralplus.com)
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love it. could it be possible to have a longer strip but have it in rows that were effectively connected in one long strip to make a screen. I presume each led can be programmed to come on separately and at what ever colour

 


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Author : leur salaire minimale de l’Γ¨β€žΒ‘tat (IP: 200.175.156.111 , 200.175.156.111.static.gvt.net.br)
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Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to seek out anyone with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!
 


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Author : Michael Ross (IP: 71.170.134.177 , pool-71-170-134-177.dllstx.fios.verizon.net)
E-mail : MichaelRRoss@Verizon.net
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Hi Tom, Sorry about that. My bad. the email address is MichaelRRoss@REMOVETHISverizon.net Two R’s in the middle of my name…. not just one. πŸ™‚
 


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Author : tom (IP: 24.253.195.177 , ip24-253-195-177.ok.ok.cox.net) E-mail : djkleric@gmail.com
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Michael, I tried to send an email but it was sent back to me saying it was unreachable. I did remove the remove this part from it. Any way to email you differently?

 


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Author : Michael Ross (IP: 71.170.134.177 , pool-71-170-134-177.dllstx.fios.verizon.net)
E-mail : MichaelRRoss@Verizon.net
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Comment:
Hi Tom. The H1606 strip is still being made but I do not think Adafruit.com carries it any longer. They have started selling the more capable WS2801 and LPD8806 strips instead. I am still buying the HL1606 strip in 5 meter rolls but I am not sure were you might be able to find it in shorter lengths. I can sell you a length of it if you would like. Just email me and let me know how much you are looking for and what your shipping address is so I can let you know full cost with shipping. My email addy is MichaelRoss@REMOVETHISverizon.net (just take out the REMOVETHIS in that email address. πŸ˜‰

 


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Author : tom (IP: 24.253.195.177 , ip24-253-195-177.ok.ok.cox.net) E-mail : djkleric@gmail.com
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I am having a hard time finding the right type of RGB strips. Do you by chance have the model number? Every time i search for hl1606 it cancels out and just searches for the rgb strip itself. Better yet would you tell me where you can purchase it from? And thank you so much for this tutorial and the inspiration!
 


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Author : is0-mick (IP: 87.115.197.241 , 87.115.197.241.homesurf.pcl-ag01.dyn.plus.net)
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Comment:
I had a similar problem when I was creating the SD + LCD code for my wand.

I just changed phil’s program by changing the lines that write the colours to the bitmap as it seems my HL1606 strips were wired different.

 


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Author : tiago (IP: 194.65.227.4 , dial-b1-227-4.telepac.pt) E-mail : tiago.ramalh0@hotmail.com
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i have sent emails to you explaining the problems that i have. hope that u can help me ! cheers
 


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Author : Evan (IP: 208.80.87.162 , 208.80.87.162) E-mail : djqpon@yahoo.com
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Hey Phil, it looks like I was already using V76, so I just replaced the library files and it works now! Thanks!
 


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Author : Phil (IP: 109.155.194.95 , host109-155-194-95.range109-155.btcentralplus.com)
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Comment:
Hi Miguel,

As Mike stated the WS2801 strip only has four connections,
1) +5v
2) GND
3) Clock
4) Data

+5v and Ground should be obvious πŸ™‚

Data is best going to pin 51
Clock is best going to Pin 52

Then in my program just select Hardware SPI and it should all work.

All the best

Phil
 


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