Interfacing w/ Software on the Computer
Topic: VixenLights Triggering
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Nov 21, 2013, 01:12 pm
Has anyone used VixenLights software to program light sequences then download them to Arduino? I'd like to be able to use the Arduino to generate its own triggers from live music in real time and use these triggers to change light patterns in the code downloaded to the Arduino from VixenLights. I've read their documentation but not clear if it accepts external triggers.
Re: VixenLights Triggering
Nov 23, 2013, 11:40 pm
I'm currently working with Vixen software for Christmas lighting.
I'm not very good at writing my own code yet bet getting better at reading it every day.
I found this post by zparticle http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,135501.0.html who has written a sketch for Arduino using the mega2560 and Vixen "I believe" 2.0.1 version of Vixen2.
I copied his sketch and changed one thing I was having trouble with in Vixen3. I changed the footer: VIXEN_END to just END and the buffer size in the sketch.
If you follow the link above, zparticle has done a good job in a series of youtube video's describing how to set it up.
I had mine working great and something has changed and I'm not sure what. I'm getting allot of random noise on my com port causing the lights to fire randomly.
Good luck with your project,.