Re: Vixen/Arduino Standardization HELP WANTED!
I didn't mean to sway the conversation by suggesting a clone of any sorts, but more about building the reference designs. That's why I mentioned the cost of processor vs. populated Ebay boards. Until the cost of the ATMega chips drop, building one is out of the question versus Ebay. But the Eagle files are there if anyone wants to design something more complete (meaning main board which incorporates shields on board instead of add-ons).
Originally Posted by P. Short
I've been an assembler programmer for most of my career. I've only just started using C++, and only used C for visual Windows stuff. I'm using the Arduino environment as a learning tool, and for freshening my C and better learning the AVR by reviewing the libraries.
My first thought of using the Arduino was to create my own version of a wireless RGB LedTriks, controlled from Vixen. It's about .0005% done right now. I hope the standardization part becomes more like a CVS/SVN/subversion sort of thing where a proven design (hardware + software) becomes part of the trunk and variations of those are branches. And each branch is well defined by what it is to do, whether it's pixels, dimming by DMX, DMX itself, or whatever. I think the list of targets represents a great start, and there are certainly enough "brains" on this list to accomplish all of them. But just remember, there's a wealth of hardware/software out there already that will do a lot of what this thread is attempting to bring to the front, and if it fits the criteria, it should be adopted as "official", allowing others to branch off of that. To me, that's the way this will really get rolling to meet those Halloween/Christmas deadlines.
Windy today, isn't it? No wait, that's just me blowing a lot of air.
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