I am trying to program a precise lighting sequence for 10 5W leds (dimming and strobe). I have the proper drivers that take PWM input, a Mega, LCD with buttons, and other parts. I have experimented with Nick Gammon's LedFlasher and LedFader libraries as well as the MultiBlink4 library and had some success with all of them.
My life/work experience is in video and music production/post-production and motion graphics. I understand enough about the coding and electronics side of the Arduino to so some basic things, but if I could get the Mega to work with FreeStyler, I could complete this project in a few hours.
I would like advice on getting FreeStyler or some other lighting controller software to send data to an Arduino Mega. I have searched for solutions but a lot of what I am finding has DMX in the mix, and I don't see the point. From the projects and posts I have seen, I am pretty sure that there is some way to get FreeStyler to recognize the Mega via USB and for the Mega to translate that data into something useful. At this point, I only need to use the PWM pins on the Mega for dimming and strobe.
Can you please point me in the right direction?
Again I have no need for DMX. FreeStlyer (or similar) to Mega via USB. Mega uses PWM pins to drive LEDs.
Thanks very much!