I will try it tonight.
Took a quick look at it and as for other controllers down the line if they had the firmware installed they would also start running there own sequence and you would not need to transmit any data from the first controller to the other controllers as the they would respond to the Renard data stream as soon as they receive Renard data correct
Yes. It could be done either way - each controller could run independently when the data stops coming, or the lead PIC could start sending data when it stops receiving data. In the latter case all of the downstream PICs would see a one or two second gap in incoming data before the first PIC starts sending, so they would need to be programmed to ignore that gap (i.e. use current, unmodified firmware). At the moment that duration of that gap is hard-coded, but it would be fairly easy to make it configurable.
I really think a lot of folks would like this option during a break in the show where there lights could just flash independently of there show or run them in a random sequence before of after there show or just about anything else.
How many bits of sequece data could be stored on the PIC16F688? It would not be too hard for me to write a plugin to output the bits representing the data into a .asm file that could be compiled. Or maye another PIC16 that has the same pinout and more data? Just a thought.
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This would interest me greatly for my Ren48 with Super Strips. I leave them up all year but don't run them due to them needing a PC. I would run them all night long in fading patterns if it were possible to do it without a PC.
I want to implement the code on the Ren4Flood at some point so I'd be interested...
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