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    Default Triks-c, Putting it all together

    One of the most frustrating and time consuming parts of getting the Triks-C up and running is chasing down the posts with all the great info and files you need. So, in a few posts, (There's a limit of 5 files per post) I hope to put everything here. (BTW, if anyone can figure out how to create an account on the WIKI, I'd sure like to attempt putting a page together..With TimW and WJohn's permission of course.) These are the latest files I could find as of this posting.

    Here is the parts list, schematic, board layout, .hex and .asm files.

    Here is the WIKI!!!
    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...rdware#Triks-C
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    Last edited by crperryjr; 08-24-2010 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Added link to WIKI

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    And here is the LTC program, and other programs to help you make the Triks-c come alive.
    Command line info for the LTC program:

    ************************************************** ************
    * LEDTRIKS-C COMMAND LINE INTERFACE PROGRAM *
    * BETA RELEASE 05/9/10 Tim Wells V0.11 *
    ************************************************** ************

    This version can drive up to 2x2 TriksC/Ledtriks panels

    USAGE: LTC [filename] command [filename] [command]
    Commands:
    #CLS = clear screen
    #BLK = blank screen
    #SHW = Show screen
    #RL = Roll to Left (EDGE TRANSMISSION)
    #RR = Roll to Right
    #RD = Roll Down
    #RU = Roll UP
    #FRM = Whole Frame

    #RPTxxxx = Repeat all xx times
    #DLYnnnn = Wait nnnn ms
    #LOOP = Repeat until keypress
    #FDLnnnn = Delay between Frames nnnn (ms)
    #HDLnnnn = Delay for Horizontal scroll (ms)
    #VDLnnnn = Delay for Vertical scroll (ms)
    #RDLnnnn = Delay for Rotate (ms)
    #NPx = Number of active panels (1-4)

    #TIME = Display time to execute this file

    #ROTR = Rotate Clockwise (right)
    #ROTL = Rotate AntiClockwise (left)
    #RINCnnn = Rotation Steps (nnn degrees)
    #RTOnnn = Rotation Angle (nnn degrees)
    #RXCnnnn = Rotate Center X co-ord
    #RYCnnnn = Rotate Center Y co-ord


    #STA = Send TRIKS-C to stand alone mode
    (until next command received)

    #CALxxx = Coundown timer (2panels) xxx secs
    #CLKxxx = Clock (1 Panel) for xxx secs

    PIX-C commands:
    #P_PROGRAM = Assign PIXC board to a panel
    #P_FSpff = Display frame ff on panel p
    #P_FWpff = Store into frame ff on panel p

    (OR LTC [filename] with no params to run a script file
    with 1 command per line)

    (TRIKSC.DAT stores comport in use- delete it to choose comport)
    When connecting the Triks-C to the LEDTricks, make sure to set the jumper (JP6) appropriately for what you'd like to do:

    ##You need ONE Triks-C for EACH LEDTricks you would like to run (4 LEDTricks=4 Triks-C)##
    To set Triks-c to Stand Alone mode: (XX=Jumpered)
    JP6
    00
    XX
    00
    00

    To Set Triks-c to run the first LEDTricks:
    JP6
    00
    00
    00
    00

    To set Triks-c to run the Second LEDTricks:
    JP6
    00
    00
    00
    XX

    To set Triks-C to run the Third LEDTricks:
    JP6
    00
    00
    XX
    00

    To set Triks-C to run the Fourth LEDTricks:
    JP6
    00
    00
    XX
    XX



    All LEDTricks boards should be set to run as if they are by themselves. ( Jumper 1)

    Compete documentation on the Triks-C can be found HERE:
    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...0.1_manual.pdf

    I hope this helps someone. And thanks so much to all!!
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    Last edited by crperryjr; 09-12-2010 at 02:41 PM. Reason: Updated LTC0_11.zip

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    Thanks!!!
    I got my boards but haven't even attempted this one yet - This will speed me up for sure!!!

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    Default Re: Triks-c, Putting it all together

    The following is for NEW ATTINY2313 chips...not the chips being shipped with the '08 COOP board. COOP chips are pre-fused, pre-programmed and ready to go.

    Here's some great info on using AVRDUDE to burn the .hex files into your ATTINY2313 using the ADAFruit USB programmer:
    http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?ma...products_id=46
    http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/use.html
    http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.html

    Gotta set the fuses on those new ATTINY2313 so it uses the external crystal and accepts commands from the computer:
    Code:
    avrdude -c usbtiny -p attiny2313 -U lfuse:w:0xEF:m -U hfuse:w:0xDF:m -U efuse:w:0xFF:m
    Putting Timw's (or your custom) .hex file into the ATTINY2313, I use this:
    Code:
    avrdude -c usbtiny -p attiny2313 -U flash:w:triksc02.hex
    Last edited by crperryjr; 12-05-2008 at 11:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Triks-c, Putting it all together

    I just spent a while looking for this post, so I thought I'd add it here:

    Quote Originally Posted by TimW View Post
    As Dave has pointed out - you 'll need a cable..

    For standard serial port use its the same cable (signal wise NOT power wise/ZC wise) as a renc/ren64
    Code:
     
    PC
    RS232                              TRIKSC-IN
    [DB9]                               [RJ-45]
    Pin 3 (TXD) ------------------------ Pin 4
    Pin 5 (GND) ------------------------ Pin 5
     
    or
     
    PC
    RS232                              TRIKSC-IN
    [DB25]                              [RJ-45]
    PIN 2 (TXD) ------------------------ Pin 4
    PIN 7 (GND) ------------------------ Pin 5
     
    or
     
    PC
    RS422/485                          TRIKSC-IN
                                        [RJ-45]
    (485B-) ---------------------------- Pin 4
    (485A+) ---------------------------- Pin 5

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    What is "COOP?"

    Can one Triks-C control 4 LEDTrik panels?

    Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanward View Post
    What is "COOP?"

    Can one Triks-C control 4 LEDTrik panels?

    Stan
    A "COOP" or "Co-Op" is short for cooperative buy or is also called a "Group Buy" - It's where a bunch of people pool their parts need together and buy as a group to get the quantity discounts...

    One Trkis-C can currently control 2 LEDTriks panels

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    Default Re: Triks-c, Putting it all together

    One Triks-C controls one LEDtriks panel. If you have two panels, you'll need two Triks-Cs (one for each LEDtriks board).

    Tim, please correct me if I'm wrong, but currently there is a limit of two LEDtriks panels that can be controled together
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    Unless the design has changed, 1 Triks-c per Ledtriks is correct. That one Ledtriks requires 3 of the led holder boards from the last coop (or 768 led's connected in some other way)

    Last time I heard the triks-c still had a 2 panel limit. i.e. you could only use 2 at one time on the 1 serial port, but Tim was going to look at that
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    Default Re: Triks-c, Putting it all together

    I emailed the creator of the LEDtriks, John Wilson. I got one response from him, but I guess he is so busy, he never responded to my question above.

    I do not know much about the Triks-C. I think it can do a standalone and not require my PC to control it? I want that functionality, as I am running an LOR setup and want to be sure there are no other apps running that could interrupt it.

    I do not know much of Vixen either, as I was sort of hoping to have LOR S2 interface with Vixen, to display song title and artist while they were playing. That would make for great feedback from the public (they would know which song was their favorite, etc.). I'm not sure if anyone has done an active display of showing title and artist, either thru a display like the Triks or with RDS over a radio. But not everyone has an RDS-equipped radio in their car.

    Stan

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