PDA

View Full Version : DIGWDF RenStick



mikel3332
11-07-2016, 02:45 PM
How do i get the wifi signal to these. I am only using wired connections and have not tried wireless at all. What do i need to connect a wifi router to my pc to send the signal to these.I am running Vixen and renard controllers, Kind of looking for a step by step.

MrSmoofy
11-07-2016, 04:24 PM
How do i get the wifi signal to these. I am only using wired connections and have not tried wireless at all. What do i need to connect a wifi router to my pc to send the signal to these.I am running Vixen and renard controllers, Kind of looking for a step by step.

Is this what you have? http://digwdf.com/store/product.php?id_product=213

mikel3332
11-07-2016, 04:29 PM
Yepper doodle,, I'm just curious if I go from the dangle to the router or if I need something in-between

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

MrSmoofy
11-07-2016, 04:38 PM
Yepper doodle,, I'm just curious if I go from the dangle to the router or if I need something in-between

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

You'll need to program the "dangle" to be on your wifi network. If you go to the link and look at the downloads tab I believe there to be documentation there on how to do all of that.

mikel3332
11-07-2016, 05:21 PM
Lol, I meant dongle

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

dirknerkle
11-08-2016, 10:08 AM
RenStick has its own complete assembly and user guide, like all the DIGWDF products. It does not include information on configuring your home wireless network, but it does include some helpful information about configuring the ESP module.

It may be helpful to review DIGWDF's ESP Snap-In assembly & user guide as it includes screen shots of the ESPixelStick firmware settings.

mikel3332
11-08-2016, 10:16 AM
Thanks dirk,, I'm good with the stick itself, actually I'm love everything from the digwdf store,,,I was wondering if some one could help me with my pc to router setup. Right now i use a usb to cat 5 dongle to go to the renards and daisy chain them, everything is wired. I am just confused how to work a wifi router in there. Do I just use the dongle to cat 5 to the router, or do I use the ethernet port to the router.

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

dirknerkle
11-08-2016, 10:37 AM
Thanks dirk,, I'm good with the stick itself, actually I'm love everything from the digwdf store,,,I was wondering if some one could help me with my pc to router setup. Right now i use a usb to cat 5 dongle to go to the renards and daisy chain them, everything is wired. I am just confused how to work a wifi router in there. Do I just use the dongle to cat 5 to the router, or do I use the ethernet port to the router.

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Thanks for the kind comments!

If you use a USB dongle to go to the Renards, you're using a Serial connection. As such, your sequencer is using an output plugin that sends the sequence out the serial port. Sequencers can also send the same information out the network port, but it involves using an addition output plugin (often the J1Sys plugin) to send channel data to the network instead of a COM port. Then the wi-fi router typically will transmit data they receive that way. This is a very simplistic explanation because there's more than meets the eye when you deal with wireless networks, but it's essentially it.

mikel3332
11-08-2016, 10:59 AM
Thank you my friend,,that helps alot

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

mikel3332
12-05-2016, 01:27 PM
Ok, i finally had some spare time and got the esp programmed and seen on the network, but i am lost programming the pic for the stick, i had no problem programming the pics for the renards but my pickit 2 doesnt seem to recognize the 16f1825 pic

dirknerkle
12-05-2016, 01:37 PM
There's an upgrade to the PicKit2 that allows it to talk to many of the newer PICs. I think boyelroy11 wrote up a how-to on that a couple years ago. In involves updating the definition files -- and he provided the update along with it.

You also might try the PicKit2 standalone software -- you can find it here: It includes the update for the 16F1825 chip....

http://diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread.php?4854-PicKit2-PicKit3-Standalone-Software&p=55376&viewfull=1#post55376

dkgaroutte
03-28-2017, 04:02 PM
You need a Pickit 3 for 16F1825's...

Ruppro
03-28-2017, 10:24 PM
You need a Pickit 3 for 16F1825's...

Nope you can do it w/ the Pickit2, you just have to replace the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\PICkit 2 v2\PK2DeviceFile.dat w/ this one

boyelroy11
03-29-2017, 09:21 AM
Here's the old thread I did: http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?32618-Programming-the-16F1825-in-the-PX-1&p=326092#post326092

It is geared to the PX-1, but it applies to programming the 16F1825 with a Pickit 2 in general.

Bruce