[SOLVED]FastLED WS2812B 3x36 Maatrix Scrolling Text Qs

Hey everyone… Kinda stuck on coding and need a little bit of guidance. I have a custom matrix i made for a hat. It is 3 rows of 35 leds horizontal. They are wired in a line, or serpentine if you wanna call it.

I am having trouble understanding the logic of scrolling text in my matrix. I want to scroll 3x3 letters across the matrix but I have been racking my brain on shfiting them left and when at the end, do not move top leds to next row.

I have tried various libraries but they do not seem to work with small matrices. I figured it would be best to convert the words into an array, and I feel like im almost there.

What would be the best way to call these and scroll them through the bar. The rows look like below.

< - < - < - < - < -

Let say I want to scroll ‘Hey’ should i go about storing hey like this? It’s like in in the right ballpark, just cant get the ball over the fence.

If i need to post more code, I can, just have this huge program and will have to seperate the different functions.

I have been googling like crazy to do this with the FASTLED library but no luck

``````int hey_ar[3][12] =
{
{1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,1,0,1,0},
{1,1,1,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,0},
{1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,0,1,0,0},
};
``````

Have you successfully programmed a regular, i.e. non-scrolling display?

I have programmed a few led projects. I am just crazy and can not understand the logic.

I have something working here right now that i will upload. Looks like i can just do this by row

I'm having a difficult time understanding your setup. You have a string of 135 WS2812B LEDs with 3 rows of 35 so the led indices from left to right are 0-34 for the top row, 69-35 for the middle row and 70-134 for the bottom row, is that what you mean by serpentine?

When you run the code in #3 what do you see on the LEDs? Is it what you expect?

Your ultimate goal is for the text in the prayers array to continuously scroll from left to right, is that correct?

I have 3 rows of 35 so 105 leds.

We finally were able to get something up and running with the code attached.

``````//For ATmega32u4
//My matrix is setup 3 x 35 (3 Rows, 35 LEDs wide
//Text is being flipped in the matrix to scroll from left to right.

#include <avr/pgmspace.h>                     //Needed to store stuff in Flash using PROGMEM
#include <EEPROM.h>                           //Needed to store variables in memory to persist after power off.
#include <FastLED.h>                          //Fastled library to control the LEDs

#define MAX_BRIGHT  40
#define LED_PIN     3
#define LED_TYPE    WS2812B
#define COLOR_ORDER GRB
#define NUM_LEDS 105
CRGB leds[NUM_LEDS];

// Params for width and height (work to replace)
const uint8_t kMatrixWidth = 11;  //orig 11x27
const uint8_t kMatrixHeight = 27; //(can try 3x25 for 75 leds) or (3*20 for 60)

int Start = 0;
int End = 35;

byte text_r1[] = {0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0};
byte text_r2[] = {0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0};
byte text_r3[] = {0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0};

int array_len = sizeof(text_r1) / sizeof(text_r1[0]); //since all rows are even, only need to do this once

void setup() {
//Serial.begin(9600);
delay(1500);    //Startup power delay. 1.5 seconds.
FastLED.addLeds<LED_TYPE, LED_PIN, COLOR_ORDER>(leds, NUM_LEDS).setCorrection( TypicalLEDStrip );
FastLED.setMaxPowerInVoltsAndMilliamps(5,800);
FastLED.setBrightness(MAX_BRIGHT);
fill_solid(leds, NUM_LEDS, CRGB::Black);
FastLED.show();

//Flip the arrays for the display.
for(int h=0;h<array_len;h++){
byte temp;
temp = text_r1[h];
text_r1[h] = text_r1[array_len-h-1];
text_r1[array_len-h-1] = temp;
}

for(int i=0;i<array_len;i++){
byte temp;
temp = text_r2[i];
text_r2[i] = text_r2[array_len-i-1];
text_r2[array_len-i-1] = temp;
}

for(int j=0;j<array_len;j++){
byte temp;
temp = text_r3[j];
text_r3[j] = text_r3[array_len-j-1];
text_r3[array_len-j-1] = temp;
}

}

void loop() {
text_scroll();
}

void text_scroll(){

FastLED.clear();
int next = Start;
int i = 0;
while(true) {
if (text_r1[next]==1)
leds[i] = CRGB::Red;
if (text_r2[next]==1)
leds[i+35] = CRGB::Red;
if (text_r3[next]==1)
leds[i+70] = CRGB::Red;

i++;
next = next+1;
if (next == 57)
next = 0;
if (next == End)
break;
}

if (Start == 0){
Start = 56;
}
else
{
Start = Start - 1;
}
if (End == 0)
{
End = 56;
}
else
{
End = End-1;
}
//Serial.print(Start);
//Serial.print(" ");
//Serial.print(End);
//Serial.print("\n");

delay(130);
FastLED.show();
}
``````