Month: May 2017
I haven’t finished my pinball yet and then looking at other things… While browsing, I came across this nice cabinet and decided to get one. It looks nice and well done.
At the same time I purchased a Pandora’s box 680 in 1. (Jamma Box)
Result in few days…
I bought the cabinet from this shop in China. Only delivery in China.
From my previous post I have updated the program to be compiled from Arduino IDE.
The WS2812 data line is connected to D1 from the NODEMCU board.
Config of the Arduino IDE
It looks like it work better than the code in Lua.
This comes from a similar program I did few years ago to run 10 matrices of 10 x 10 pixels. I was using WS2801 led stripes, arduino UNO and ethernet shield.
Everything still runs smooth untill now.
Some photos of matrix installed and the controller running JINX.
From my previous post on Artnet ESP8266, I had some feedback about some trouble. I decided to make it again but with the WS2812.
- Flash the ESP8266 with the correct library. You will need:
Once compiled you will receive an email with a link to download the firmware.
Upload the firmware with Nodemcu flasher and change the path to point to the custom firmware
With Esplorer, upload this program:
I am driving a Matrix (10*10) of 100 pixels.
In the UDP loop, I am extracting the 300 bytes (19 to 318) corresponding to each RGB values of each pixels; 3 * 100. Bytes 1 to 18 are the Artnet header.
The led stripe is connected to PIN D4 of my NODEMCU Board
Forgot to mention that a fast wifi router is needed.
The other day I came across this nice stuff; A board with an ESP8266, a battery 18650 holder and a charging circuit. Really cool stuff.
I bought a couple of them.
I flashed it using the nice firmware ESPURNA. The firmware is a great piece of code. Thanks for that. Gràcies Xose.
An interesting thing about ESPURNA is about the way the web UI was compiled.
To install the libraries necessary to compile the code, please follow the wiki from the site. It is very explicit.
A screenshot of the Arduino IDE config folr the board
It has been running a couple of days now and everything is smooth. Need to test the sleep mode because the battery is not lasting long, about 15 hours. Charging cycles are OK too.