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Configure Pixel Receiver

Note these instructions are good for Beta 1 Release only

Required Hardware


How To Program the Pixel Receiver

  1. Open the IDE
  2. In the File->Examples->RFPixelControl Menu find the FastSPI_LED2
    Open the FastSPI_LED2 Sketch
  3. You will need to verify / change the configuration options
    Need to verify the Configuration Options

  • First Choose a Unique ID, This is a number you should assign to each receiver. Each of your receivers should be programmed with a different unique ID. #define RECEIVER_UNIQUE_ID 33]
  • Next Choose what hardware you are using. This is so you have the right pin setup for your transceiver #define NRF_TYPE                     RF1_1_3]
  • Next What kind of pixels are you going to use? If you are connecting the pixels to the 4 pin header on your RF1 (Recommended) you can leave these as default, for 3 wire pixels connect only the data pin to PIXEL_DATA_PIN [[[code lang=c++|#define PIXEL_PROTOCOL              WS_2801
  1. define PIXEL_DATA_PIN 2
  2. define PIXEL_CLOCK_PIN 4]]]

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 RF1 use a FTDI adapter or cable to connect to the RF1 serial.

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!