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    Default Arduino and xlights

    I have been running Vixen with 2 arduinos for the past three years. I like Vixen, but thinking about trying xlights. Will my sketch on the arduinos that I use with vixen work on xlights or will I have to get a new sketch? Just wondering because I am not very good at writing sketches and I paid a friend to write this one for me.

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    Default Re: Arduino and xlights

    It depends on the protocol your sketch expects. I assume it is a serial protocol. In which case it would need to be one of the standard one xlights supports. Most would use opendmx.

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    Default Re: Arduino and xlights

    Are you connected to your computer? Or using a Pi?
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    Default Re: Arduino and xlights

    PI and Vixen both support Renard and generic serial protocols. He has to be using one of them. DMX is very unlikely.


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    Default Re: Arduino and xlights

    If the protocol is serial, xlights will output serial using DMX. The arduino would need a tweak for some information that sent in front of the stream but should not be difficult. Unless you have a reason to convert to xLights, I would stay with Vixen. It will just make the process easier.

    If you decide to try xLights, post the code you use and someone will probably be able to guide you.

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