How To Setup Arduino IDE
One of the great things about the RF devices by komby is the ease of programming. All of the RF1 and RFShowControl devices are able to be programmed with the Arduino IDE! The Arduino IDE is an open source Development Environment which makes it really easy to load code onto a RF1 or RFShowControl device.
Getting the IDE
- Download the IDE from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- For Windows use :https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.6.7-windows.exe
- For MacOS use: https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.6.7-macosx.zip
- For Linux use: https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.6.7-linux64.tar.xz or https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.6.7-linux32.tar.xz
- For Mac - Zipped archive; just unzip it and put it where you keep your programs.
- For Windows - Installer, Execute the installer.
- Double Click the Arduino application and launch it for the first time.
Now that was fun, but we need some libraries to make this all work. Close the Arduino Application
Installing RFShowControl firmware to your Arduino IDE.
Uninstall Step 1
Go to your "My Documents/Arduino/libraries" folder select all of the folders and back them up into a zip archive (that's */Users/Documents/Arduino/Libraries/* on a Mac).
Uninstall Step 2
After you verify that they all zipped up correctly, delete the old versions.
Download and install
Now its time to install
The current release at time of writing this wiki is https://github.com/komby/RFShowControl/releases/tag/4.0.2
You only need to download the big green button zip file. it has the RFPixelControl code and all the needed support libraries.
You will need to unzip once you download. First unzip the release
Navigate inside the folder and copy all of the containing folders. You need to copy these to your Arduino/libraries folder.
- on Windows this is in "My Documents/Arduino/libraries"
paste them into the Arduino/libraries folder.