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JakeSoft

hi everyone, quick question.  i've got my saber almost finished, but cant upload the code into the board.  getting the failed to sync message.  i've tried all the usual solutions.  different usb cable/port, different computer, checked all my soldering, triple checked all my settings, etc... just no luck.  any advice???  thank you!
What Arduino board are you using?

Some common issues include ensuring that you have the right board (and processor speed) selected in the Arduino IDE and making sure you have the correct com port selected.

AardvarkSagus

I am trying something probably very stupid. I have a RGB illuminated switch that I'd like to use with my DIYino board, neopixel blade, and LSOS, ideally having the switch match the selected blade color. I know using a single neopixel would be a smarter move as a matching accent LED, but I don't have another place on my hilt that I'd like to put an accent LED.

I see in the Config.h file a place where I can define MULTICOLOR_ACCENT_LED, but as far as I can tell, there is nowhere in the entirety of the rest of the code where that is used. Is there a way to do this, or am I stuck just picking the color of my LED during construction, and sticking with it? If I can, what pins should I connect it to? I'd love to still use blade power-off feature with the built in MOSFETs on the DIYino, but if I need to repurpose the PWM digital pins, I have another beefier MOSFET I can use to kill power to the neopixels.

Feel free to educate me on how I'm being an idiot and not understanding what I'm doing. I'd rather learn than think I'm right.

Protonerd

I am trying something probably very stupid. I have a RGB illuminated switch that I'd like to use with my DIYino board, neopixel blade, and LSOS, ideally having the switch match the selected blade color. I know using a single neopixel would be a smarter move as a matching accent LED, but I don't have another place on my hilt that I'd like to put an accent LED.

I see in the Config.h file a place where I can define MULTICOLOR_ACCENT_LED, but as far as I can tell, there is nowhere in the entirety of the rest of the code where that is used. Is there a way to do this, or am I stuck just picking the color of my LED during construction, and sticking with it? If I can, what pins should I connect it to? I'd love to still use blade power-off feature with the built in MOSFETs on the DIYino, but if I need to repurpose the PWM digital pins, I have another beefier MOSFET I can use to kill power to the neopixels.

Feel free to educate me on how I'm being an idiot and not understanding what I'm doing. I'd rather learn than think I'm right.
It might need some consideration, but as the used voltages are roughly the same for high power and regular RGB LEDs, what I've done one time was to simply connect the illumination regular 5mm RGB LED parallel (red to red, blue to blue, you get the idea) to the Star LED module illuminating the blade. Easiest, guaranteed to have matching colors.

padawan

Wow! I love seeing Star Wars projects in the forum and it's giving me some crazy ideas for my own future projects ! I just hope I can get to a level to make something like a lightsaber in less than 100 years!
-p.

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