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Thread: Removing Random from Victors sketch

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Removing Random from Victors sketch

    so how would i change the random code so that instead of random channels they all come on and stay on instead of randomizing.

  2. #12
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    Oct 2014
    Sauk City, WI USA
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    Default Re: Removing Random from Victors sketch

    One way would be to skip the random function and just set the lights on. If you want to use an arduino to control your lights and want to customize the routines, you need to learn to read/write code.

    The random code is generated by this section below.
    The random(0,2) function will create a number 0,1,2 that is put into random_a.
    The next section is looking for 0 and turning "off" the pin (setting it to low). Depending on the how your SSRs work, they will either be turning on or turning off your lights by this action. So, right there is your chance to change the behavior. Figure out if you need low or high to turn on your lights and set the value accordingly.
    The "else" will also change to low or high (same as your equal to 0 section). This will cause your lights to go on in either case (equal to 0 or not equal to 0).

    for (i=0; i < CHANNEL_COUNT; i++){
    random_a = random(0, 2);
    if (random_a == 0) {
    digitalWrite(channels[i], LOW);
    else {
    digitalWrite(channels[i], HIGH);

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