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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Arduino to EL Wire w/ remote on: May 08, 2012, 10:15:45 pm
hey guys, super noob here, if you guys can help me out that would be great!

id like to know how i can control 2 strands of EL Wire with the Arduino?
and for the wires to be remote controlled so all i do is press a button and it switches from blue to red and back to blue, all on the push of a button.

i have the arduino uno

ive researched on how to connect the arduino to the EL wire and ive noticed i will prob need a triac? all this is a bit confusing to me :/

any help would be much appreciated

sorry let me make it easier to understad my question...

id want this http://store.glowire.com/products/12-Volt-10%27-Plug-%26-Play.html to switch from one color to the other with a remote.
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Arduino to EL Wire w/ remote on: May 08, 2012, 10:00:08 pm
hey guys, super noob here, if you guys can help me out that would be great!

id like to know how i can control 2 strands of EL Wire with the Arduino?
and for the wires to be remote controlled so all i do is press a button and it switches from blue to red and back to blue, all on the push of a button.

i have the arduino uno

ive researched on how to connect the arduino to the EL wire and ive noticed i will prob need a triac? all this is a bit confusing to me :/

any help would be much appreciated
3  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: PCB issues on: February 24, 2011, 04:56:05 am


This making sense to you?



not really dude, i see the pins on the back of the LED displays but are they plug and play with the arduino? or do they require modifications?

i see your schematics but im barely learning to read those things as well...sorry dude   smiley-red
4  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: PCB issues on: February 21, 2011, 04:27:45 am
yes, 6 of the 5x7's
5  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: PCB issues on: February 21, 2011, 02:29:38 am
these are awesome and very cheap! but how would i go by connecting 6 of them to an arduino?!

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I have to ask, how would fritzing do with 200 LEDs and a bunch of shift registers, transistors, and resistors?

i have no clue, this is all very new to me. but very eager to learn lol
6  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: PCB issues on: February 21, 2011, 02:17:20 am
wow! lol just downloaded the program, and it looks good! lol

but i dont see your design
7  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: PCB issues on: February 21, 2011, 01:50:24 am
thanks dude!

it would be awesome if you can just paste the instructable link to the tutorial please.

you see that is what i dont want to do, i dont want the perf board. i kinda want to design and make the PCB all on its own. instructables uses almost all those copperboards, ive seen very little PCB's that have been made by the authors, and the ones ive seen arent matices.

but i guess your right, i SHOULD understand the fundamentals first before even beginning to design.

thanks a lot dude.
8  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / PCB issues on: February 21, 2011, 12:06:29 am
ok so basically i want to make my own shield! smiley not for mass production or anything, just for fun and the concept that (i can get it done)! lol

i have followed this tutorial and it was extremely useful!
http://aaroneiche.com/2010/06/24/a-beginners-guide-to-making-an-arduino-shield-pcb/

i learned some of the usage of the tools and parts list...

i also downloaded the sparkfun.lbr to have a parts list so i think i have everything? oh yeah and im using the Eagle program.  smiley-yell


My question is: I have looked around this site and i have found useful information on charlieplexing  and multiplexing and all that stuff but i dont know how to start out. i want to make my own LED matrix, similar to the LOL Shield that jimmie rodgers created. But i wouldnt even know what resistors to use and how many to use.

i would like to make a 20x10 or maybe bigger im not sure...(my plan here is to put it into a helmet i will make daft punk) or (make a tie shaped pcb to wear while i use my deadmau5 head)

is there any website out there that has a tutorial on these kinds of things? i searched the internet but with no success as i have no idea what to search...

it would be very awesome if you can help. smiley
9  Community / Local Groups / LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL? on: February 17, 2011, 06:01:09 am
hey,

does anyone know of people getting together (like a conference or any sort of group) that touches basis on modern technology and the arduino?

something like a car club, but instead it would be like an arduino/ DIY/ Tech club lol
10  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Code Book on: February 15, 2011, 05:37:10 am
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is C++ a good programming language? or should i go to like html or java?
HTML is any kind of programming language.

oh alright. i thought html was a a web language.

but anywho, i will very much look into java and C++ now. i will see what my nearest college has to offer lol

thanks again everyone for your help.  smiley
11  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Code Book on: February 15, 2011, 02:24:50 am
Thanks man!

i have been interested in technology ever since i started to open my toys and finding out how they work...now i want to be able to design, make and program the toys to work LOL

im 19 and hopefully my brain is still fresh to learn new languages! lol

ive also been rather confused of where to start in school for programming...any suggestions?

is C++ a good programming language? or should i go to like html or java?

i want to get into the making of a program and somewhat into robotics.

12  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Code Book on: February 14, 2011, 06:03:02 am
wow, thanks for the input and help...and i will take your advice of learning it in windows first then ill move along to microcontrollers for a fun sideproject...very useful info! thanks a ton!
13  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Code Book on: February 13, 2011, 03:19:59 am
awesome! thanks,

so all of the code the arduino reads is all C?

also where can i find a list of terms the arduino would recognize? (sorry if this is a stupid question)

 i want to learn how to program so im hoping that starting in the arduino is a good choice since they have awesome projects out there to learn from...
14  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Code Book on: February 13, 2011, 03:05:10 am
hello, i am a super noob at this, i have already built 2 arduino clones and implied code in them to run on LED shields...

my question is- Is there a book or a pdf or anything, that can teach me the basics and indepth code that the arduino uses in its program...
i want this to use my OWN codes when programming an LED shield. or any future project.

i have read that the Arduino code is based off of C. is this right? if it is can i just buy a book on programming C?
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