The Great DIY Arduino Controller Project

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    looking good Alec
     
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    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Finely got around to making the Output Arduino Board,
    Output Board, Midi In/Out, 2x Dmx, an Pixel.
    So i added the Arduino Mega to plug on,
    Then i found some spare room so i added a screen an buttons (so now its also a portable tester as well)

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    Just finished the Master LCD board,
    Inputs from different arduino's just plug on.

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    Now to get these boards made,
    Then to continue on with the software
     
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    During testing ive noticed a bit of slowness with the slider responce.
    - so thats either the ADS1115 not decoding the analog to digital fast enouth
    - or its the serial link between the arduino's but with a baud rate of 2000000 it should'nt be than.
    - there is also a issue with the pixels in loop function that the serial dont listen.
    Solution, remove the 4x ads1115's , and keep the arduino micro pro just for the pixels.
    Then Add it with another arduino mega2560 since it has 16 analog pins on it, (for all analog stuff)
    - advantage now, can add a esp8266 for wifi phone control of the sliders an joysticks.
     
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    It's been awhile but here's the latest news

    Before - Straight from the board house
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    After - Assembled (well 90% anyway)
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    made a measurement mistake with the button board design.
    Otherwise i have now got the 'Wifi - Phone App Control' system designed/working
    Now to hook it all together (awaiting the 3 Arduino Mega's)
     

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