Greetings all those who inevitably are going to think this is probably a stupid question,
I am trying to adapt the code for my LED cloud lamp from this project: cloudlamp/thundercloud.ino at master · jamesabruce/cloudlamp · GitHub
However, I would like to use a single Uno and not employ the IR nor sound reactive parts of the code. Basically I'd like it to simply cycle through the spectrum of colors and occasionally flash with the various types of lightning in the program.
I've spent 2 days trying to accomplish this to mixed results. I think I understand how to bypass the IR portions of the code, but my trouble is in triggering the lightning without the use of the sound reactivity/microphone.
I've come to the conclusion that it's beyond me to do so. I've started what for me will likely be the long journey of trying to learn to code from scratch, but I'm much better with the hardware than the software.
All that said, here is my question: Would it even be possible to use the code for the lightning from the project above triggered randomly?
The use of 'delay's has me questioning whether I'm wasting my time trying to adapt that part of the program. I'd love to have the two versions of code to compare to try to educate myself on the coding side of things, though that's probably asking a lot.
Let me be the first to say I know I should probably try to learn to code from the ground up, but I'm impatient and without a project to work on, find it hard to maintain interest in it.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you may offer, and for not punishing me too badly for asking this question here.