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    Default Specific Pic Programming

    I am curious about some specific programming for the pic 688 used in the Renard based Controllers.
    My neighbor has two 8 foot diameter "wheels" in his yard. He has white lights around the circumference
    of the wheel. There are 8 "Spokes" (from the center), created by four square tubes evenly spaced across the diameter of the ring.
    He has green and blue leds alternately installed on the spokes but each color is run across the diameter of the wheel.
    So basically he has 4 strands of leds on the wheel. he wants them to "chase" so that it appears the wheel is turning.
    I have the Diagnostic pic that tests all the channels in sequence. Could a code be developed using the Diagnostics
    program, that would have channels 1-4 turning on in order with about a second in between, and channels 5-8 doing the same?
    I could use an 8 channel controller to make both wheels appear to rotate. He doesn't want them sequenced to
    the music, just to turn. So the controller with the Pic, programmed in this fashion, could literally be just plugged in
    and it would start the channel sequencing and would run all night until powered down.
    Next question. Can anyone create a code I can write to the pic, that would do this? I know ZERO about creating
    code for the pics. I have looked at .asm files but not sure how to even read them correctly much less edit them.
    I hope someone might have time to see if this can be done. I would be willing to pay for your time.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or assistance!! See attached Pic.Color Wheel Diagram.jpg

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    At one time I uploaded PIC firmware code to the DIYC file library that would (essentially) do this, and I think that Dirk copied it the the Green-site file library. Unfortunately neither of these file libraries seem to be accessible right now.
    Phil

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    Default Re: Specific Pic Programming

    That is my luck. If you do find anything about it please let me know. Thanks!!
    Quote Originally Posted by P. Short View Post
    At one time I uploaded PIC firmware code to the DIYC file library that would (essentially) do this, and I think that Dirk copied it the the Green-site file library. Unfortunately neither of these file libraries seem to be accessible right now.

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    Default Re: Specific Pic Programming

    I did something similar (but with candles) using the RenTester firmware. You would need to modify the data table for the information that gets sent out and plug the Data Out of the Renard into the Data In for it work, but it should work perfectly.
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    Is the RenTester firmware the same as the diagnostic firmware? Unfortunately, I know nothing about writing or even
    editing the code for the firmware. Looking through it in Notepad, many parts of it are familiar and I understand what
    they are, but have no idea about the majority of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ctmal View Post
    I did something similar (but with candles) using the RenTester firmware. You would need to modify the data table for the information that gets sent out and plug the Data Out of the Renard into the Data In for it work, but it should work perfectly.

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    Default Re: Specific Pic Programming

    this looks to be what you are looking for: https://diychristmas.org/vb5/node/7518

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    Thanks !!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by neonexpresso View Post
    this looks to be what you are looking for: https://diychristmas.org/vb5/node/7518

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    Default Re: Specific Pic Programming

    I don't think that any of those are what Rick is looking for.
    Phil

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    But I'm playing around with creating (or recreating) an AC chase controller for up to 2-8 channels on one PIC. Trying to span more than one PIC is more than what I have the time or inclination to create. Maybe in a day or so.
    Phil

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    Default Re: Specific Pic Programming

    I found some old code that might be helpful...
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    Last edited by dirknerkle; 12-06-2021 at 04:42 PM.

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