[Colorduino] How button control colorduino 8x8 RGB display via arduino uno?

Hi there,

How can I control 8x8 RGB matrix by button?(Just open and close individual LED)
I tired some code like this :Arduino Tutorial #1 - Digital Inputs and Outputs - Button & LED - YouTube
but it doesn't work

Another question is about the code platform(IDE)
I have to set tools->board->Arduino Duemilanove so that colorduino can read my code. However, the board I'm using is Arduino uno. How can I duel with this?

Or I should use I2C to connect?
But I2C is too complex for me, any online tutorials suggest?

Library: https://github.com/hacklab-in/Arduino/tree/master/Colorduino-master

I have to set tools->board->Arduino Duemilanove so that colorduino can read my code. However, the board I'm using is Arduino uno. How can I duel with this?

When upload to UNO.. select UNO

yes, i have to upload code separately. But i don't know how to control colorduino and arduino at the same time.

But i don't know how to control colorduino and arduino at the same time

If you want two copies of the IDE open at the same time, each set to use different boards and ports, then open two instances of the IDE instead of doing file/new from an open instance.

If I open 2 copies of IDE, how can I control arduino and colorduino by the button?

Thank you!

Arduino_New_bie:
If I open 2 copies of IDE, how can I control arduino and colorduino by the button?

Thank you!

What do you want to happen when you press the button ?
Has the Colorduino got any input pins ?

the button is connect to the arduino uno, then the uno connect to colorduino. Can I contral an individual LED(on the colorduino) by press the button? (eg. open, close, move up, down etc).

Thank you!

then the uno connect to colorduino

How is it connected ?

refer to Colorduino | Nick's LED Projects

Arduino RX to Colorduino RX
Arduino TX to Colorduino TX
Arduino Reset to Colorduino DTR
Arduino +5v and GND to Colorduino +5v and GND

Can colorduino act as RGB matrix driver if i connect it to arduino uno?

Thank you

This is similar to what I want.

any advice?

Arduino RX to Colorduino RX
Arduino TX to Colorduino TX

Tx on one side needs to be connected to Rx on the other and vice versa