I'm starting to look at issues related to the Teensy 4.x devices. Are people very active here on Gitter though?
@MartyMacGyver hello Marty, my observations here is it's not very active. In fact I often encourage people to go to the Reddit group were lots more people will see posts. Dan used to answer some technical stuff here, but alas no more. :( If you're tackling library issues then I would suggest using GitHub so bugs/fixes can be officially kept track of. If you have broader questions for Teensy 4 users then I'd point you back to Reddit.
@MartyMacGyver And thank you for looking into some Teensy issues. Others will definitely appreciate it.
I'm also more active on the Reddit and working away on the Teensy 4.0.
@DenverClarke Excellent, thank you.
Reddit tends to be a bit more of a free for all which is why I checked up on this here.
I went through and did a code format cleanup of the code base (otherwise it's a bit painful to read and edit the code). Other PR is to get doxygen updated and generate current docs (site is still on 3.1)
Teensy 4.x was WIP so I'm trying to understand how he set it all up, and make it work more like other controllers (at least from the user's perspective... Right now it's a bit of a special snowflake and that's why some things don't work quite right with it.
Hi guys I'm a student currently in 2nd Semester of Programming. My friend ask me to help with her arduino project in which its utilize LED. She bought a non RGB LED strip (she said). Can FastLED be used for it? Sorry I just can't seem to find a quick answer by googling or reading since its pretty new for me and making a reddit thread is kinda too much for simple question like this. Thanks
Non RGB, as in a single color? Or RGB, but non-addressable led strip? If it's only one color there isn't really much of a reason to use FastLED, although you still could. If it's a non-addressable RGB strip, yes, you can still use FastLED.
I must say it never occurred to me to do this. But what's an example of a non-addressable RGB strip that would actually be driven in this context (more than helping with certain data structures and conversions)?
@marmilicious I'm sorry for not being specific. It is just a single white LED but in form of a strip.
@MartyMacGyver You could always think of a single color LED (whatever color) as just one of the r,g,b channels and still use FastLED to drive it. Could still design (basically brightness) patterns using palettes or use the wave functions to fluctuate the LED, timing to pulse it, etc. Don't know if using FastLED would make much sense if one had never used the library before, but if one is already familiar then it's pretty straight forward. In most cases probably overkill though!
@marmilicious ah ok! thank you this will be very helpful
and i will post it on reddit if there is more question since I will know which question to ask Thanks again!
Having trouble with fastled on an Adafruit Trinket, all of the leds in my pixel string are set to full white (RGB) and don't blink when running the blink example.
adafruit_neopixel lib does work.
er NUM_LEDS does determine how many pixels are illuminated, so there's that
I'm wondering if it's a timing thing. Maybe I can adjust the data rate? don't seem to be able to on 3-wire pixels
@IspdChaos_twitter Please create a post on the FastLED Reddit group, hopefully some other Trinket uses can help. Mention what type of pixels you are using, and make sure you are using the latest version of the FastLED library. https://www.reddit.com/r/FastLED/
Good. I am using the leds addressed with fastled and on the led display I put a message with scrool, but when in the loop the fastled runs "atract" sequence ... my display is blocking the scrolling of the text. can you give me a way to solve this?
Hey, I wish to buy a 30M LED strip and control it with FastLED.
I'm a little worried about bandwidth, any advice on models / what I can do?
@popey456963 That's a good question for the FastLED Reddit group. When you ask you should also mention how many pixels / meter you want, but because 30 vs 60 would make a big difference for example. Providing a sketch or description of the layout might be useful.