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DMX Serial to RF Setup

Updated to support changes with BETA 2 Release

NOTE: This will work for either RS485 serial input OR a FTDI based COM port input. This receiver needs to be renamed, as it will handle either option.

How To Program the Serial to RF Transmitter

  1. Open the IDE
  2. In the File->Examples->RFPixelControl Menu find the SerialDMXToRFTransmitter
    Open the Transmitter Sketch
  3. There are some changes you will need to make to set up the transmitter
    Edit Configuration Options

Now that you have that done, Its time to load the sketch onto your transmitter. We need to connect your RF1 or other device to your computer for upload. For arduino UNO Devices, you can connect them via USB. For RF1 use a FTDI adapter or cable to connect to the RF1 serial.

For a kombee device you can use the FTDI board OR you can connect to a xbee Explorer board. Now that we are connected to the computer.

  1. Choose the correct COM device. This is the COM port of your FTDI adapter or xbee Explorer.
    Select the COM Port your Transmitter device is connected to.
  2. Now Choose Arduino Uno as the board type, you will use this for the RF1, and kombee boards.
    Select Uno Board type
  3. Click the upload button
    Click Upload
  4. If you have an error or bad connection you may see an error like this.
    Verify your COM port is selected and your board is connected properly
  5. If your upload was successful you will see "Done Uploading"
    All Done!