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Thread: WELCOME!!!!!!!

  1. #971
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    Default Re: WELCOME!!!!!!!

    OK, so this is what came in my starter kit
    1 - 50' pre-made Cat5 cable
    1 - USB/RS485 adapter (enclosed in yellow heat shrink for protection)
    1 - USB cable
    1 - RS485 unit to Cat5 adapter

    This is everything I need to go between the computer and the SS24?
    When I get the SS24 built and I go to flash it, I just plug it into the USB port and the computer will see it as a external drive? Or do I just plug it in and fire up Vixen and it will start working?
    Sorry for the questions which I'm sure have been answered before, but I'm a newbie and we all have to start somewhere.

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    Default Re: WELCOME!!!!!!!

    Before you flash the PIC, note the serial baud rate.
    After you flash the PIC and remove the pickit:
    Look at the list of serial ports on your PC and note what you have
    Connect the cables and adapters to the PC and controller
    Look at the list of serial ports on your PC and note which one is new. That is your controller serial port.
    Turn on the controller
    turn on Vixen
    Configure a new controller on the vixen setup page to use the new serial port with the proper baud rate.
    Save the setup
    open a sequence and play it. Make sre the rx light blinks and the FE light does not blink.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

  3. #973
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    Default Re: WELCOME!!!!!!!

    As this is the "Welcome !!!!!!!" thread, perhaps this discussion should have its own thread.

    (This is good information to keep in mind, as well.)
    "Never Give Up. Never Surrender!"
    Capt Tagert - Galaxy Quest.
    Al Gerdes - Christmas Lighting Nut!

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