My question is, is there any way to just get the output of the Ethernet shield from the 1st arduino and output it to the 2nd arduino for decoding and writing to the TLC's?
Do I have to mark a start of frame and then transmit the data
or is there a pin on the Ethernet shield that I can just connect to the rx on the 2nd arduino, and use the code like I would onto the 1st one?
Serial.print doesn't work with Serial. receive, does it?
As for the Ethernet shield, Is there any way to bypass the 1st arduino, or just use it for ip and mac config. Can I take one of those pins used by the Ethernet shield and connect it to the 2nd arduinos RX pins?
How would I go about setting up a frame?
I want it to have the address and the value in it, so that the 2 arduino's don't have to be started at exactly the same time.
A single arduino doesn't have enough balls to read the Ethernet packet, decode it, and write to the tlcs. I can do a few leds, but once you start to go large, it slows down.