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SoZettaSlowpoke

Hello all, and thank you for taking the time to check my post.

I'm helping a friend with a project using a programmable LED ribbon, and I can't seem to get it to work right (read: at all).

I tried testing the LED strip with the official support files found here:
http://blog.radioshack.com/2013/06/tricolor-led-strip/

to no avail... The LEDs would light up red only and blink a bit, but that's it. I looked around a bit on Google and found this library for controlling LED strips:
https://github.com/pololu/pololu-led-strip-arduino

but I couldn't get the 3rd party libraries to load for some reason (which is another, completely separate issue).

Anybody have experience working with this product? The power supply I'm using is adequate to power the project (12V). Thanks in advance.

johnwasser

Are you following all the steps in the User's Guide?

http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2760339_PM_EN.pdf
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jbud

Hi, I understand this is an old topic, but I'd like to suggest using FastLED for this, I've had much luck using FastLED's library for this model.

http://fastled.io/

After reading the FastLED library setup your definitions like this:

#define NUM_LEDS 10         
#define DATA_PIN 9                 // whatever pin you connect the green wire to
#define LED_CHIPSET TM1803    // Radio shack's chipset (SKU 2760339)
#define COLOR_ORDER GBR;     // Important for correct color naming.

Here's a link to my github, all of my projects are based off of the TM1803 :)

https://github.com/jbud

bigbrotherbeane

Hi, I'm actually running into a problem with this product as far as the instruction manual goes. The manual directs you to a website that no longer exists for the supporting documents. Comments from all the way back to 2013 show evidence that this webpage may have never existed, or hasn't for a while.
I just need to know where I can find those supporting documents. I can't seem to find any web archives of them either.
A little help tracking those down would be great!
Thanks!

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