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Glediator - LED Matrix Control Software

Glediator stands for Graphical LED Installation AnimaTOR and is a small piece of software to control led matrix and led stripe installations.

Glediator is written in Java and thus platform independent.

Glediator can drive led installations made of:

  • our true color matrix driver boards,
  • stripes & matrices made of WS2801 pixels,
  • stripes & matrices made of WS2811 / WS2812 pixels (also called Neo-pixels),
  • any light installation that receives ArtNet data, as well as
  • any light installation that receives TPM2 & TPM2.Net data.

On this page (external link) you will find a lively discussion about Glediator and ongoing progress (became a really long thread meanwhile).

 

Glediator in action

This clip is showing an old version of Glediator since there are drastic changes to the curent version an updated clip will be added soon. 

 

 

Installation

Just download the zip file of the latest software version from the download section and extract it to a folder on your local hard drive. To be able to use Glediator's serial output you will have to install the RXTX library on your system. A simple google search for "RXTX" followed by your system (e.g. "Win 7 64bit") will guide you easily to the RXTX page were you will find corresponding files for download as well as a short installation manual. It's really not a big deal.

just start Glediator by a double click on "Glediator.jar" or by using the command "java -jar Glediator.jar" from within a console.

 

Data output

Glediator can shift data out via serial interface (COM ports as well as virtual COM ports) and via Ethernet (ArtNet, TPM2.Net). The serial interface can be adjusted up to 1000000 baud allowing to push out frames as big as about 1000 pixels with a frame rate of 24 FPS. Via Ethernet much bigger matrices can be supplied with data. Glediator has no restrictions to the matrix size. However, you will certainly come to the point were the power of your PC's CPU will not be sufficient to calculate huge matrices in the range of 200x200 Pixels.

 

Stripes & Matrices made of WS2801-Pixels

If you want to control an LED stripe / matrix made of the legendary WS2801 pixels and you have an Arduino you can just download the Arduino sketch from here and operate your matrix by Glediator! The baud rate in the firmware is set to 500000 baud. If you configure Glediator output just choose this baud rate, select "Glediator Protocol" as output type and select your particular pixel oder / board order (latter one only if you divided your matrix into sub matrices). Choose your Arduino's COM port and your are done. The firmware can handle up to 512 Pixels on an Arduino UNO / Leonardo / Micro / Mini.

If you have a bigger matrix / stripe we also have a version of the firmware for Arduino MEGA. If you use it you have to set baud rate within Glediator to 1000000 baud!! It also may be necessary to disable the "auto reset" function of the mega (depends on your particular version). How to do this can be figured out with a simple google search! The Mega's version of the WS2801 firmware can handle up to approx. 1024 pixels.

Note: In both version of the firmware you have to adjust the number of pixels in the header of the code before uploading it to the Arduino. You can also set the Arduino pins for DATA and CLK there.

 

Stripes & Matrices made of WS2811 / WS2812-Pixels (Neo-Pixel) [NEW]

Since LEDs with integrated PWM controller become more and more popular (and cheaper) many people were asking for steering these guys with Glediator. And here we go: We made a sketch for all kind of Arduino boards (UNO, Leonardo, Mini, Micro, Mega, etc.) that receives serial data and feeds stripes / matrices of WS2811/WS2812 pixels. You can download the sketch here

The firmware can handle up to 512 pixels. It uses a fixed baud rate of 1000000 baud. Set color order to BRG within Glediator. It's highly recommended to put a resistor (100-200Ohm) into the data line. It's also no bad choice to add a 220µF capacitor to the power line of the stripe / matrix.

Note: You have to adjust the number of pixels in the header of the code before uploading it to the Arduino. You can also set the Arduino pin for DATA there.

By the way: You can find a selection of certain Neo-pixel stripes / matrices / arrangements for moderate amount of money in the Agile Hardware web shop.

 

Current Version

The current Version of Glediator Software is V2.0.3. Latest changes are:

    1. Added functionality to File recorder UIB upload
    2. Number of boards is now updated when changing matrix size

A complete change log can be found here

 

Manual

Will follow within the next future. For the moment just feel free to try out. You can't do any mistakes!

  

GRC - Glediator Remote Control

A very small program written in JAVA that allows you to remotely control Glediator via Network. You can find GRC in the download section.

The used protocol is described here (external link).

A more detailed manual for GRC will follow in the next future.

 


Comments   

 
0 # Chris Manders 2014-07-23 21:58
Hi - I have a question, please.
I need to know (if possible) the exact maximum amount of Pixels that an Arduino Uno (2K RAM) can handle.
This page says 512, and another says 'about 600'. I realise that each pixels need 3 bytes, so for a 2K RAM, that would (theoretically) give a maximum of 2000/3=666 pixels if all the RAM is used for the matrix.
Is this possible? I am very new to the Arduino - Is part of the RAM used for other things? Is the hardware some-how limited to 512 or 600?
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
Chris
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0 # Oliver K 2014-07-20 16:00
Hi,
beim Durchprobieren der verfügbaren Baudraten in V2.0.3 für den COM port habe ich festgestellt, dass alle eingestellten Baudraten mit den Ausgegebenen übereinstimmen - bis auf 250000. Da kriege ich 9600baud raus. Könntest Du das prüfen? Danke
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0 # Michael 2014-07-12 02:14
Hallo René,

bin heute auf die tolle Software gestoßen und hab alles mit einem Arduino Uno mit WS2812B-Matrix zum Laufen gebracht - tolle Arbeit!
Frage: wie kann ich eigene Abläufe und Muster erstellen? Hab ich irgendwo etwas übersehen? Zum Beispiel wäre die Darstellung der Uhrzeit, aus der PC-Systemzeit generiert, super. Oder eben eigene Musterabläufe.
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0 # ArduinoUser 2014-06-10 14:54
Hi,

on arduino leonardo it says:
WS2801.ino: In function 'void setup()':
WS2801:24: error: 'UCSR0A' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:24: error: 'U2X0' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:25: error: 'UCSR0B' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:25: error: 'RXEN0' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:25: error: 'TXEN0' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:25: error: 'RXCIE0' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:26: error: 'UCSR0C' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:26: error: 'UCSZ01' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:26: error: 'UCSZ00' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:27: error: 'UBRR0H' was not declared in this scope
WS2801:28: error: 'UBRR0L' was not declared in this scope
WS2801.ino: In function 'void USART_RX_vect()':
WS2801:49: error: 'UDR0' was not declared in this scope

Maybe it should be "UCSR1A" instead of "UCSR0A" (etc) for leonardo?
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0 # Alberti 2014-06-10 12:25
Hi all, please help me find Mega2560 Arduino Sketch for WS2811-2812 on Arduino 328 everything works Nome pixels, I need to run 1500 pixels, there are 3.1 Teesny it is also not poluchetsya.
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0 # HydroFred 2014-06-09 21:53
How do I save my project to the arduino uno board so I can use it without the cable from my pc plugged in?
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0 # wan_chi 2014-06-02 04:40
Hi, I'm using ARDUINO MEGA and LPD6803. What changes would have to do the firmware for this to work with these leds?

Thank you!
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0 # Gerrit42 2014-06-01 17:53
moin moin
diese software habe ich gesucht wie ein blöder und hurrraaaaaa es gibt so was
nun bin ich ein wenig blöd java hat jetzt alle benötigten Dateien
und ich finde auch den com port und nun benutze ich leider einen mac und bei meinen aurduino mega scheinen keine Daten an zu kommen
was kann ich tun ?
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0 # Gerrit42 2014-06-01 18:30
achso ich hab vergessen es handelt sich um eine ws2812 led matrix 32x7
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0 # Ryan 2014-05-26 19:41
:sad: Still looking for a Teensy 3.1 Sketch to work with Glediator. Willing to offer $50 headbounty!
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0 # Mike 2014-05-30 03:10
I am using a Teensy 3 and Glediator together. I don't remember what I had to change to make it work but I can email you a copy of my sketch if you like.
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0 # Ryan 2014-05-30 09:29
Oh yes yes yes! :-) Could you please Email it to: galebobgmail.com
Thank you so much!

Are you using a Teensy 3.0 or 3.1?
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0 # Ryan 2014-06-02 08:33
Quoting Mike:
I am using a Teensy 3 and Glediator together. I don't remember what I had to change to make it work but I can email you a copy of my sketch if you like.

Of course there is an @-sign between galebob and gmail.com ;)
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0 # John 2014-06-25 22:15
I am also attempting to use Teensy 3.1 with Glediator, any chance someone can post the full sketch here for the rest of the community?

Or please email me: john at whipflash dot com

Thanks!
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-1 # MariusHZA 2014-05-26 11:24
Hi There, just a quick update and Thanks to Rene, got my LED Matrix working with 576 WS2812 LEDs and it looks amazing!!!

Here is a low quality Video so you can see it in action, will post ome more later
http://youtu.be/-6Dp2OKPvgQ

Enjoy!!!
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0 # Kyle 2014-05-16 02:12
To begin, I had serious trouble getting the LED's to update properly.

I'm running the Arduino Sketch on an iBoard from iteadstudios. It's a ATmega328 based chipset with built in ethernet and a wifi port.

The only way I was able to fix it was to set UBRR0L = 1 in the Arduino Sketch, and 1000000 baud in Glediator. Maybe that will help someone as it took me all day to narrow the problem down.

However, I cannot seem to get the audio source working. What sources are available? Does it only see Line In or can it see audio played on the computer running Glediator? I haven't been able to find any documentation about audio sources.
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0 # Kyle 2014-05-16 05:27
So I was able to get the sound working. I had to plug in an input to pickup in the software.

The workaround I used to get the sound I'm playing out of my speakers was to use VirtualAudio Cable, and create a new virtual line in. Set my audio output to that line in, then use their audio repeater to repeat it over my speakers.

Works like a treat. Thanks for all your hard work!
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0 # MariusZA 2014-05-12 06:16
Hi There, would like to know if it would be possible to drive 600 WS2812 LEDs with an arduino uno by maybe upping the baudrate to the arduino to 1250000? and if so what code must i put in for UBRR0L
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0 # Leser 2014-04-27 12:43
Ich habe versucht, eine serielle Verbindung über Bluetooth herzustellen. Müsste doch eigentlich auch gehen, oder? Sobald ich "Serial open" klicke, hängt das Programm aber. Irgendwelche Fehlermeldungen sehe ich nicht.

Per Kabel funktioniert das ganze. Ideen?
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0 # Leser 2014-04-27 13:01
Mit den richtigen Windows-Einstel lungen der Baudrate des Ports, konnte ich mich verbinden. Mal sehn, ob ich jetzt weiter komme.
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0 # imatrap 2014-05-02 06:39
hab das gleiche veruscht und hatte genau das gleiche Ergebniss. Wenns endlich hin haut dann hat es einen wirklich großen Lag. Verwende jetzt einen Raspberry mit W-lna Stick.
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0 # GoldenHand 2014-04-23 00:09
Hi, could you create a static text effect?
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0 # anssen 2014-04-22 22:38
Hallo Zusammen,
Ich möchte gerne über DMX meine SMD LED RGB 2811 ansteuern...ich habe derzeit ein ENTTEC OPENDMX USB (DMX512 Interface)
das wird aber leider nicht erkannt von eurer Software Glediator...ist das Interface falsch oder muss ich noch ich meiner konfiguration noch was einstellen? würde mich freuen von euch zu hören :-)

mfg anssen
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0 # mor 2014-04-17 23:44
is glediator+ardui no working with lpd6803 also?
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-04-02 15:55
friends.... how to modificate the ws2812 code to run with arduino MEGA?
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-04-04 15:51
noone know?
;-)
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0 # gpoduska 2014-04-09 23:20
1) The interrupt vector in the code is for an Arduino Uno (ISR (USART_RX_vect) . Changed to ISR (USART0_RX_vect ) for the Mega 2560
2) Change the char variable 'go' to a boolean. Why this worked, not sure.
3) Removed the auto-reset on the Mega board by removing the trace on the board. If I need to load new code, I simply bridge the pads with a wire.
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0 # overflo 2014-03-29 00:14
Ich hab was gebastelt.

https://metalab.at/wiki/Blinkenschild

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX14pmky07Q



Ich hab dafuer Glediator 2.0.2 verwendet und wollte mich noch einmal fuer die tolle Software bedanken.

Falls hier noch jemand Animationen im Glediator Format dumpen will gibts im metalab wiki die passende doku dazu.

Die gedumpten Animationen laufen bei diesem Projekt dann von einer microSD-Karte und werden ueber OctoWS2811 auf einem Teensy 3.1 gerendert.

Die komplette Software (sowohl der MCU-teil als auch die Android App zum steuern) gibts frei auf github.

:*
-flo
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-03-27 11:53
with 2.0.2 version serial name appears....
with 2.0.3 no seriale in the form
someone can help me?
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-04-02 15:54
problem fixed... was a TXRX issue
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0 # Margonien 2014-03-27 09:07
Hey erstmal großes Lob! ;-)
Erstklassige Arbeit!
Ein paar Fragen hätte ich noch,
Wär es möglich gewisse Funktionen( zB strobo)
bzw Knöpfe auf ein Mischpult, externe Tasten
zu verweißen?
Und, kannst du ein Effekt wie ein vu Meter zu implementieren? Also wo bass mid und highs angezeigt werden?
http://www.adafruit.com/adablog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lcds_600.png
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0 # Margonien 2014-03-27 12:39
Sowas ungefähr
http://youtu.be/d8Gwd1xtEz4
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0 # Margonien 2014-03-27 19:33
sry wegen den vielen Posts :oops:
hab vu meter gefunden... aber: hab ne ziemlich Große Latenz bemerkt hängt immer fast 2 beats nach... :cry:
kann man da irgenwas machen? Liegts an meiner rechenleistung :eek: oder vlt an der software?? bin mir nicht sicher. Zudem fällt es, mir zumindest, schwer eine Dreifarbige skala zu erzeugen. :sad:
was die externe Belegung betrifft würde ich mich über rückmeldung freuen. :D
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0 # AJFisher 2014-03-23 03:33
Having problems finding the serial port from gLEDiator. I've got an Arduino Uno wi the firmware flashed on it, connected to 50 WS2812 LEDs.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04

Every time I start gLEDiator I get this warning:

WARNING: RXTX Version mismatch
Jar version = RXTX-2.2-200812 07 Cloudhopper Build rxtx.cloudhopper.net
native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
Number of COM ports found: 0


Which I suspect is *why* I can't see the com port in the OUTPUT panel.

I've tried switching to the 64 Bit version of RXTXcomm.jar and that doesn't change anything :(

Any ideas?

Cheers
Andrew
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-2 # gpoduska 2014-02-04 16:55
Let me make sure I am using Glediator correctly... After I click serial open, i see Rx flash on my Arduino. What do i need to do next to get an output on the board? I have a scene in the playlist. do i just click play and the output should be sent to the board? Is there anything else i need to do?
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0 # gpoduska 2014-02-06 16:26
Made the following changes for a Mega 2560 Arduino. Was able to get it working on Minotor. Now I know the code works on a Mega. Still am not seeing any data on Glediator. I his start playlist and see nothing.

//volatile unsigned char go = 0;
//changed variable to boolean and throughout code.
volatile bool go = false;

...

// ISR(USART_RX_ve ct) -- For Arduino UNO !
// ISR(USART0_RX_v ect) -- For Arduino MEGA 2560 !
ISR(USART0_RX_v ect)
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0 # Gpoduska 2014-02-07 05:27
Correction.. It works perfectly! Now time to enjoy this great software!
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0 # Truc 2014-04-19 04:23
did you change data pin? and what pin did you use for mega. I followed your instruction but can't make it work.
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-1 # Stéphane 2014-02-04 12:58
Hi,
It's a great job that apps!
I'm want to use it on a Raspberry PI but due to the lake of GPU for this device, do you think I can run it as a deamon (without running X windows) in a console mode.
I that case I can manage it remotely.
My goal is to create a stand alone matrix (15*16 with ws2811 Led) to display time, T°, weather, picture and nice effect like Plasma ...
Thanks for your answer
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-1 # gpoduska 2014-02-01 16:50
Also,

Have Minotor WS2811 sketch that uses FastLED and it works great with Minotor. Can you please get the similar simple sketch to work with Glediator..?

https://github.com/neomilium/leduino


thanks
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0 # gpoduska 2014-02-01 16:47
Hi,

Trying to make ws2812 sketch work. Have Arduino Mega 2560. The sketch seems to be writtend for an Uno as it does not support additional ports, ie phy port 6 on mega is PH3.. it erros on compile... up to port D works fine. Also is there a FastLED version of this sketch.. i see the TX lights flash on my board when i open the serial port, but nothing when i start the playlist... any ideas?
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0 # René 2014-02-02 21:23
Hey,

this is not a problem of using a Mega! The point is that the ASM code that handles the critical timing of the 2812 only allows for accessing the first 32 registers of your chip. So PORTH is in an un-acessiblbe address for the code. So please use a PIN on a lower PORT register and you'll be fine.

Cheers,

René
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0 # Truc 2014-04-19 04:19
can you say more about Porth? and i don't know what pin on a lower port mean.
thanks
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0 # Pod 2014-01-31 02:17
I have downloaded the FastLED library for my arduino but dont have a clue how to modify the arduino sketch for ws201,ws2812 or ws2811 so that I can use LPD8806

with the fastLED library I can switch each LED on with simple values as follows

//Test Script UpStage Sound and Lighting
//LPD806 Driver

#include
#define NUM_LEDS 60
#define DATA_PIN 6

void loop()

{
leds[1] = CRGB( 50, 100, 150);
leds[2] = CRGB( 50, 100, 150);
leds[3] = CRGB( 50, 100, 150);
leds[4] = CRGB( 50, 100, 150);
FastLED.show();
delay(30);
}

which obviously just sets the first four pixels with the rgb values and then displays them, how could I modify this to accept a data stream from glediator?

Thanks

Pod
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+1 # Pod 2014-02-02 13:04
Sussed it :) now have Glediator running with an Arduino Uno on LPD8806 strip :)
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0 # Luminous Flux 2014-05-13 20:33
Quoting Pod:
Sussed it :) now have Glediator running with an Arduino Uno on LPD8806 strip :)


How did you get this to work?
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-01-21 15:38
hi,
why my gLEDiator can't visualize the com port where my arduino mega is attached to?

ty all
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0 # René 2014-01-22 07:47
Seem like you did not put in the RXTX library correctly, did you?
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0 # TONYMAKE 2014-03-27 11:53
but with 2.0.2 version serial name appears....
with 2.0.3 no seriale in the form
someone can help me?
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0 # MattCatt 2014-01-20 14:13
SCROLLING TEXT

any chance in future this can have direction settings? as in / / ?

And also a setting to start at beginning of the first word, this is more critical to me as i am using on a 5x10 array.

apart from that I am enjoying the updated software, it works really well with my raspi and ws2801 array.

http://mattcatt.com/WP/?page_id=950
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0 # MattCatt 2014-01-20 15:56
*as in R2L / L2R
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+1 # René 2014-01-22 07:48
Hi,

the text animation will be revised completely in an upcoming version of Glediator, but maybe not yet in the next.

Cheers!
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0 # MattCatt 2014-01-22 11:27
Great! I will look forward to it.. 8)
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0 # djcali 2014-01-17 01:16
Hello,

I just purchased a Teensy 3.1 and want to use Glediator and W2801 LED Strips. I was wondering if any of you use the Teensy and can point me in the right direction to get this working.

Thanks
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0 # René 2014-01-17 08:12
Have a look here and you'll be fine:

https://github.com/hackerspaceshop/teensy2ledcontroller_glediator

Cheers,

René
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0 # djcali 2014-01-17 23:11
Thanks René ! It seems that I will have to wait for the FastLED library to be updated to use with the Teensy 3.1. So far it is only compatible with 3.0. Daniel Garcia is saying there will be one out soon.
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0 # Ryan 2014-01-19 14:31
I'm also trying to get it to run with teensy3.1 was was not successful so far. Did you make any progress?
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0 # Waiting 2014-02-04 11:16
Same problem over here. Any solution yet?
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0 # Alyce 2014-01-16 13:10
How to configure version 2.0.2 to artnet?
I have Raspberry PI with Pixelpi.py and ws2801 strip.
I do not know how to set IP address and port number of my Raspberry.
Please help.
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0 # René 2014-01-17 08:19
In the Glediator main window go to Options --> Output. In the output window click on the button "Patch Artnet / TPM2.Net". In the upper right input box of the patch window click put in your R-Pi settings and click on "Add". Make sure the new created entry is selected in the scroll list and start patching your pixels. When finished remove all un-needed universes from the scroll list. Leave the window with pushing "Done" and than have a try.

I am currently about writing a detailed MANUAL for Glediator but this will still take some time.

Cheers,

René
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0 # Maciej 2014-01-11 11:39
Hi!
I want to solder/make my own LED matrix with WS2812, but I do not know in what order put in on PCB - I have no idea what pixel order "HS_TL", "HS_TR" means physically.

The easiest way to order LEDs on PCB is I guess something like this:
->->->->
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0 # Maciej 2014-01-11 11:42
Sorry for double post. It cut mine previous comment.

->->->->
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0 # Maciej 2014-01-11 11:45
Oh, and the previous one was cut too. :o
What I meant to show as little arrows was that, the first row of leds will be from left to right, second from right to left, third as first etc.
Is that order is supported by Glediator?
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0 # Ryan 2014-01-09 18:38
Was anybody successfull so far in getting the 2.02 to work? I have the problem that my comport does not appear in the output options whereas it does in version 1.01 without any problems... :-|
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+1 # Ryan 2014-01-10 13:21
Got it to work! maybe my fault but the comport only appears in the output dropdown-menu when I put the Glediator jar-file in the same directory os the rxtx-serial lib.
Great update! Love the new features!!
Thanks alot guys!
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0 # René 2014-01-10 19:50
You're welcome! :lol:
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0 # upstage 2014-01-06 18:52
You mentioned a WS2811 arduino sketch, any idea how far away this is I'm waiting to order my LED strip and am currently hovering over the order button lolol
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+1 # René 2014-01-07 21:23
Right from now on available 8)
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0 # Oli P 2014-01-06 09:58
Massive thanks for v2.0.2!!
Will be giving this a try out tonight.

Happy New Year guys!
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0 # mattcatt 2014-01-06 10:02
Yes YES YES!!!! 2.0.2 is here and it works great....

In future updates can we have please have a setting for scrolling text which controls word direction time square style L2R OR R2L instead of the current L2R2L2C which on a smaller array means we have to read the words backwards a lot!!!!
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+1 # gpoduska 2014-01-05 19:25
Ah.. I installed the x64 version of RXTX and I was able to see my com port !

Looking forward to the Arduino sketch to integrate with Glediator and WS2811 !!
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0 # gpoduska 2014-01-05 16:52
Hi,

Happy New Year! Im excited to get this running with Arduino and ws2811 strips in a simple fasion.. I cannot see my com port in the output. I have com1 installed and working on my Arduino IDE. Using Windows 7 x64 with latest java 7u45.. Java is default 32 bit.

Since I will be using this for a xmas project, there is a rgb effects generator called nutcracker that would be nice to integrate !
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0 # mtorresy@aol.com 2014-01-03 05:12
how can i get it for mac :D
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0 # René 2014-01-05 13:15
Really? Kidding? :P
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0 # Oli P 2014-01-02 16:26
Guys, any news on a release date for the fix of Serial COMS ?
Am looking to start some work on a project using Glediator but without the updated version i will look else where.

Would just be nice to know a rough estimate of when this might be worked on?
1 month, 6 months? 5 years?
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0 # Gpoduska 2013-12-25 16:22
How can I use this great sw with ws2811 addressable led strips?
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0 # moonglass 2013-12-29 21:00
Dieser Frage schliesse ich mich an. Den Code von overflo kann ich für den Mega leider nicht ohne Fehler Compilieren :(
Jemand eine Idee?
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+2 # René 2014-01-05 13:09
A sketch for Arduino is in preparation and will be available withih the next days.

Cheers!
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0 # SurealDreams 2013-12-21 03:23
I have 350 ws2801 pixels. on my xmas tree.
Glediator software with a arduino uno controller. thanks for the great software.
Check it out
http://youtu.be/UjLcKXGl_2c
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0 # René 2014-01-05 13:12
Crazy stuff man! I love it! Can I put it on our Replica page?

Cheers!
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0 # DJMaddog 2013-12-09 20:13
Diese Funktion vermisse ich!
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0 # DJMaddog 2013-12-09 20:12
Wenn ihr die Software am laufen habt und mit der linken Maustaste in das mittler Ausgabefenster klickt so öffnet sich ein separates Ausgabefenster, welches in seiner Größe frei skalierbar ist! Ein weiterer Klick in eben dieses Fenster wechselt in den Vollbild-Modus! Und das Tolle: Das klappt auch bei mehreren Monitoren oder mit Laptop und BEAMER! Für die ganz Geizigen oder wenn's mal schnell gehen soll also quasi die billigste RGB-LED-Matrix der Welt :-) Und die Größe kann man selbst wählen! :-) Ab 200x100 könnten aber alle PCs die keine Zockermaschinen sind leichte Probleme bekommen :-)
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0 # René 2014-01-05 13:13
Hallo,

ja diese Funktion hatte ich rausgenommen, weil ich dachte das sie eh keiner nutzt! :lol:

Sollte sich aber in der nächsten Version schnell wieder implementieren lassen!

LG,

René
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0 # DJMaddog 2014-01-08 15:02
;-) Hallo René!
Die V2.0.2 ist ja nun released, aber die von mir vermisste Funktion ist noch nicht wieder implementiert. Darf man denn in Kürze damit rechnen? Wäre sehr nett, wenn ihr das einrichten könntet... ich nutze die Glediator Software nämlich äußerts gerne in Verbindung mit mehreren TFT's bzw. Beamer - rein als Effektprozessor ! Dehalb fehlt mir momentan diese Vollbildfunktio n des Preview Monitors...
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0 # DJMaddog 2013-12-09 19:34
:-| Moin! Habe da mal eine Frage: In der alten Glediator Version 1.01 gab es die Möglichkeit das Preview Fenster (Mitte) per Klick/Doppelcli ck als separates Fenster anzuzeigen und dieses dann auch entsprechend zu vergrößern (Vollbild)... dieses vermisse ich in der 2.01 Version (oder habe ich da etwas übersehen???).. . Klärt mich doch mal bitte auf! Vielen lieben Dank im voraus!
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0 # CeJ 2013-11-23 17:09
Hello,

Great work. However, I have some problems. This is the second time I lost all of my scenes. It seems at times be difficult to load the backup.
Is there a dedicated forum glediator?

Again thank you for this fantastic software. I use LOR, and two art-net controllers. A WS2801 screen 50 * 18 + a chain of 400 * 1!
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0 # CeJ 2013-11-23 20:18
It seems that this is the Mixer "Divide". When re-opens Glediator, all configurations are broken. :cry:
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0 # CeJ 2013-12-08 18:40
Is the author of this software is dead? :-?
Because I get no response from her hand ...
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0 # mattcatt 2013-12-12 10:39
Quoting CeJ:
It seems that this is the Mixer "Divide". When re-opens Glediator, all configurations are broken. :cry:


I've started having exactly the same problem, now when i re-open the software, all of my scenes and settings are gone. A real shame as i was just starting to make progress with creating sequences, is this because i have used 'DEVIDE' in the mixing of images?

I am now buying a dedicated hardware for my project. :cry:

http://mattcatt.com/WP/?page_id=950
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0 # Oli P 2013-11-18 15:19
Just wanted to say thanks for a great bit of software. Eagerly awaiting the fix for v2.01 and COMS communication. Is there any rough estimate of when this may be rolled out?

Also, thanks to all the above posters who have contributed to the basic troubleshooting required to get this up & running when being firmly in the n00b camp!
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0 # tonymake 2013-11-09 19:29
today i tried GLEDIATOR with arduino uno and a 50pcs strip of ws2801.... with 1.0 version it works very well.... but with 2.01 version all the 50 pixel do the same color.... precisely all the pixel do the color as the 1st pixel of the 1st column..... WHY?????
help me pls
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0 # overflo 2013-11-11 21:09
read below..
2.0.1 is broken :(
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0 # David 2013-11-08 23:33
Awesome job with new version. Keep up with the good work!
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+1 # Douglas Richard 2013-11-08 17:46
Hi guys,
first of all, congratulations to this software developers and thank you for share it for free.
I have two led panels (W2811, 1575 pixels each) and I would like to control this equipments with this fantastic software.
What equipments (hardware) should I buy to do it?
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+1 # overflo 2013-11-11 21:11
one way would be to get a teensy2ledcontr oller and connect your matrix over USB.

http://www.hackerspaceshop.com/ledstrips/teensy2ledcontr oller.html

you will also need a teensy 2.0 and the sketch available form github.. (see below)
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0 # Des 2013-11-07 23:46
I've trying to download the RXTX lib and glediator.jar; i downloaded RXTX from http://mfizz.com/oss/rxtx-for-java. i have the RXTXcomm.jar, rxtxserial.dll, rxtxparallel.dl l under under the bin folder of java (jre6). the glediator.jar hasn't shown up at all. what am I doing wrong?
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0 # pixel 2013-11-07 03:40
Hi,

Thank you for this software. However, i'm having issue with the latest version V2.0.1. Mainly, with the TPM2 output protocol.

Basically, what's happening is that the software is treating all the pixels (total of 231 pixel) as one pixel. Hence, i can't control each pixel individually. All pixels light up the same. The funny thing is that V1.1 works as expected. I do not understand what could be wrong with my settings in the newer version. I simply set the matrix size to 231x1, then selected TPM2 protocol and opened the correct COM socket. Old version works fine, but newer V2.0.1 doesn't seem to be able to output correctly. One thing for certain, all 231 pixels are lighting up, but not individually as shown in the visual screen.

The hardware is PIC MCU based. Thus, i had to write my own firmware. Can anyone point out a solution ? Or am i doing something wrong here? Do note that V1.1 is working well. Just not with V2.0.1.
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+1 # overflo 2013-11-07 13:18
2.0.1 has broken output for serial and as it seems also for TPM2..
the guys behind this software know about the bug and promised to fix is when they find time..

its not your fault. till this is fixed use version 1.x ..
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+1 # Jas Strong 2013-11-06 01:10
There's a bug in Glediator's Art-Net support. When it opens the Art-Net socket, it should open it as a reusable address so that other Art-Net programs can use it too. It does not do this.

Here's some code to do this:

socket = new DatagramSocket( null);

socket.setReuse Address(true);
socket.setBroad cast(true);

socket.bind(new InetSocketAddre ss(InetAddress. getByName("0.0. 0.0"), ARTNET_PORT));
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0 # muczaczo18 2013-11-05 19:11
Hello, It's possible to run glediator with ws2803??
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0 # overflo 2013-11-05 12:46
https://github.com/hackerspaceshop/teensy2ledcontroller_glediator

I wrote a quick sketch that works with almost any kind of digitally addressable ledstrip including WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B and more esoteric chipsets.
Its optimized for the teensy2 but it should work with every platform that implements the arduino wiring.

Have fun
-flo
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0 # tonymake 2013-11-05 15:25
ty!!!
i'll try it... then i'll tell you
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0 # Corey 2014-01-31 01:56
Hey overflo,

I don't know if anyone else has had this issue(or if you've run into it yourself), but I'm having issue with Glediator freezing as soon as I open up the serial communication on the com port that my teensy2.0 is hooked up to. It only happens while I am running the sketch posted on your github repository. I'm running an installation with ws2801 pixels. Any insight on where to look for the trouble?

-Corey
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0 # RushRush 2013-10-31 15:52
Hi everyone, does nay body know if Glediator can work with PixelPusher and if yes how to do? thanks. this soft is awsome anyway :lol:
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0 # Diego 2013-10-03 05:26
Hola rene, realmente no tengo palabras para decir lo sorprendente y perfecto que es el Glediator!
Ojala que pronto puedas agregarle conexion midi !

Muchas gracias por brindarnos este expectacular software!!

Saludos desde argentina!
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+2 # tonymake 2013-10-02 17:40
hi, wehn can GLEDIETOR handle the ws2811? i'm shure is not difficult for you..... :-)
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+1 # Morphy 2013-10-19 12:25
Oh, yea! Please!
2811 Support would be fine
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0 # fex 2013-09-03 13:00
Hello, I'm in osx 10.7.5 I can not have a artnet, how to do?
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0 # Got 2013-08-09 10:17
Hi all,
It's been a long time I came here. Like lots of people, I started to control my led matrix using Glediator and was very happy with it.
But we really needed beat sync and midi control support for our live shows. So we decided to create our own software. It's called Minotor, it's open source and after 9 mounth of hard work it's almost ready to live.
I just wanted to share it with you as it's a different approach than Glediator.
No binaries for the moment but it's very easy to compile.

I hope you'll enjoy it, and if you wanna see it in action :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr5iQvJGOWo
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0 # Tim 2013-07-31 09:20
Hi,
Wie siehts den mit der Ausgabe als Datei aus? Ich weiß es wurde schonmal gerfragt aber ich glaube seit dem ist keine neue Version mehr erschienen...

Im Moment fang ich die Ausgabe am Com-Port ab und schreibe diese in eine Text-Datei... Ist aber nicht umbedeingt die beste Möglichkeit..

Besteht ggf. die Möglichkeit dass du den Quellcode veröffentlichst ?
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+2 # Genesis 2013-07-18 17:59
Hi all. i'm trying to use the glediator software with an Arduino Mega avr 2560 rev3.
after lot of research to know why it doesn't works even after the UART0 ISR i've finally found the problem.
on the last arduino 2560 rev 3 the reset line is controlled by the USB/serial bridge to automatically restart the board when the upload is done.
and it's the origin of the problem! when you check 'open port" under glediator the reset line is asserted and the board restart when the data arrived at the RX0 line.

the solution is to remove the "rest" copper bridge between the two pads on the arduino board and solder a jumper.

the other workaround is to modify glediator to let 1 or 2 seconds before to start sendind the data or disable the hardware flow control (the reset line of the arduino is controlled by DTR)

greetings from France
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0 # Fredass 2013-07-06 12:33
Hello
I love the capture feature of glediator, but i can't make it capture perfectly pixil by pixel. I wan't to make small games for my led matrix, could't be pretty awesome if i couldt set the capture area by typing in the numbers, instead of dragging that stupid capture windows around :)
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0 # Michael 2013-06-24 19:51
Wow, an amazing piece of software you have made here!

Version 1.0.6 comes with a configuration file where I can specify the output artnet host ip i.e. 'artnet.ip_node _0' ect. How can I do the same in version 1.1?

Another question. What software would you recommend for an artnet receiver when I run my LED from a raspbarry pi running Occidentalis v0.2. I have tried PixelPi (https://github.com/scottjgibson/PixelPi). This is almost working but my snake layout are displaced by 6 pixel garbage. My matrix is 20x14.
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-1 # fex 2013-09-06 10:38
up
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0 # mattcatt 2013-09-24 13:20
[quote name="Michael"I have tried PixelPi (https://github.com/scottjgibson/PixelPi). This is almost working but my snake layout are displaced by 6 pixel garbage. My matrix is 20x14.

I'm having this problem too. First 2 pixels are blue, next 3 red and the 6th is always off. I am using a netbook running xp and a raspberry pi running raspian os and pixelpi controller software. Any ideas?
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0 # Kampf-Schaf 2013-06-17 13:16
Hi, ich möchte gerne Glediator auf ubuntu zum laufen bringen.
Was muss ich tun das es geht?
Brauche ich eine rxtx datei?
wenn ja einfach rein kopieren oder kompelieren?
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+1 # anton 2013-05-23 13:34
Kann mir mal wer helfen die firmware für den teensy 2 umzusetzen? :( Ich schaffe es einfach nicht die uart funktion für den teensy umzubauen bzw. zu integrieren:
sketch_may23a.ino: In function 'void setup()':
sketch_may23a:26: error: 'UCSR0A' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:26: error: 'U2X0' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:27: error: 'UCSR0B' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:27: error: 'RXEN0' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:27: error: 'TXEN0' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:27: error: 'RXCIE0' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:28: error: 'UCSR0C' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:28: error: 'UCSZ01' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:28: error: 'UCSZ00' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:29: error: 'UBRR0H' was not declared in this scope
sketch_may23a:30: error: 'UBRR0L' was not declared in this scope..
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+1 # Tuetensosse 2013-12-23 19:25
Hast dus inzwischen geschafft? Stehe vor dem gleichen Problem.
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-1 # Mr. Maggi 2013-05-03 06:05
Hallo,

ich habe eine WS2801 lichterkette. Arduino-Sketch geladen und es funktioniert nicht. Glediator gibt mir auch keinen Com-port zum auswählen an, obwohl das arduinoboard an Comport 3 angezeigt wird.
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-1 # Mr Maggi 2013-05-03 16:04
Also unter Windows zeigt der immer noch nichts an. Auf meinem Mac kann ich nach dem einfügen dieser rxtx-lib zwar den comport in glediator anwählen aber wenn ich auf open klicke passiert nichts. Kann das an dem Board liegen (Arduino UnO)
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0 # Tim 2013-04-14 13:58
Hi All
I'm a lighting designer entering into the world of RGB LED's.
I have been given a project to construct a feature consisting of a 16x32 matrix covering 4m x 2m (approx) and so I will need to run 3W RGB LED modules. Has anyone attempted anything on this scale and know of any pitfalls I might come across, i.e. power, drivers etc. Obviously an arduino Mega will have to be used and it will need to be completely self contained.
Now, I know this amounts to over 1.5kW requiring quite a few amps, but that isn't a problem, I just need a few resources to work with.

Any advice is always very welcome.

Kind regards

Tim
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-1 # mstevica 2013-04-10 03:18
Ich würde gerne mit dlediator laufen RGB-Tube.
Hier ist der Zeitplan der Kanäle RGB-Tube :
Wert 0 : Pixelmodus – Jede LED kann mit 3 Kanälen (Rot, Grün, Blau) angesteuert werden. Die
Tube belegt damit 97 Kanäle.

Kanal 1 Modus / Reset
Kanal 2 LED1: Helligkeit rot
Kanal 3 LED1: Helligkeit grün
Kanal 4 LED1: Helligkeit blau
Kanal 5 LED2: Helligkeit rot
Kanal 6 LED2: Helligkeit grün
Kanal 7 LED2: Helligkeit blau
…..
Kanal 97 LED32: Helligkeit blau

Danke im Voraus für Ihre Antwort!
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0 # mstevica 2013-04-10 03:15
Ist Gladiator mit "enttec open dmx usb interface" arbeiten?

Danke im Voraus für Ihre Antwort!
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0 # Dave C 2013-04-03 23:47
Hi great software !!!

Do you have future plan to have output as an area of display screen ?

I use led screens with led studio sofware and it works by mimicking an area of display screen,

Hopefully this would be simple ??

Thanks and keep up hard work :lol:
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0 # Dave C 2013-04-03 23:56
For Example:

Screen Area: Screen
Window Posistion X:0 Window Posistion Y:0
Monitor:0

And when select matrix size, window size is replicated by exact number of pixels
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0 # adi 2013-04-01 12:38
Hi,
I want to build a mesh panel with led strip, can you tell me how connect this mesh with Glediator ? What do i need for this ?
Regards
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+2 # Buddy 2013-03-29 12:39
Großes Lob und Anerkennung!

Ich verfolge die Entwicklung eurer SW schon eine ganze Weile und habe mich entschieden meinen entstehenden LED-Tower von Glediator mit Animationen zu versorgen.

Nach langem Kampf mit der "rxtx-Geschicht e" (MAC user) bekomme ich nun auch Daten von Glediator über die Schnittstelle gesendet :oops:
und stehe nun vor der nächsten Hürde.

Ich "versuche" die Daten mit einem "Atmega32U4"-ba sierten Arduino-Board (Flora) über die im Chip integrierten USB-Schniittste lle zu empfangen und dann meinen LED-Sring (LPD8806 Treiber) anzusteuern.

Aktuell bekomme ich es jedoch nicht auf die Kette eure freundlicher Weise bereitgestellte Arduino-Firmwar e für den Atmega32u4 hinsichtlich der Register-Config und des Interrupt -Handlings anzupassen :cry:

Kann mir hier evtl. jemand auf die Sprünge helfen oder bin ich sogar ganz auf dem Holzweg und sollte mir Gedanken über eine andere Arduino-HW machen?

lG Buddy
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+1 # chris green 2013-03-28 21:49
hi
hope someone can help
is there a way to get glediator and the arduino to work with LPD8806 led strip ?
sorry for the noob question i am new to the world of arduino
btw thanks for the great software works great with ws2801
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+1 # chris green 2013-03-21 19:35
sorry :sad: dumb noob forgot to select the board lol
ok now
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+2 # chris green 2013-03-21 18:53
hi , i am a total noob , so excuse me if i am a bit dumb.
i opened sketch in the arduino software
to change the pixel count, hit verify/compile and got a load of errors
below.
ws2801_mega.ino: In function 'void setup()':
ws2801_mega:44: error: 'DDRH' was not declared in this scope
ws2801_mega.ino: In function 'void shift_out_data()':
ws2801_mega:99: error: 'PORTH' was not declared in this scope
ws2801_mega:106: error: 'PORTH' was not declared in this scope
ws2801_mega:113: error: 'PORTH' was not declared in this scope
ws2801_mega:119: error: 'PORTH' was not declared in this scope

help what did i break ??
i opened the sketch with arduino v 1.0.4
thanks
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0 # Christian 2013-03-05 09:25
Hallo Glediator Team, Hallo René,

habt ihr eine Firmware für die WS2801 er, die auch den Teensy 3.0 unterstützt? Der ist ja nunmal richtig flott und gut geeignet für sehr schöne Effekte :) Ich freue mich über kurze Rückmeldung. Meine eigenen Portierungsvers uche scheitern leider seit einigen Tagen. Leider...

Allerbeste Grüße
Christian
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+1 # René 2013-03-05 20:50
Eine FW für den Teensy habe wir nicht parat sollte aber auch kein Problem sein. Ich meine das Glediator-Proto koll oder auch das TPM2-protokoll zu empfangen und die Daten an WS2801 weiterzureichen ist wirklich kein Ding.

Beste Grüße und Prost!
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0 # Jens 2013-03-12 13:02
Hallo, bin auf dieses tolle Projekt gestossen.
Nutze ws2801 leds inform eines ambilight nachbaus. besitze den arduino uno r3 50 leds und steuere das ganze zurzeit mit adalight.
müssen für glediator die PWM´s geändert werden? wenn ja würde ich es gern probieren.
clock , dat , gnd .. wohin auf dem board?
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0 # Juris 3D 2013-03-03 09:25
Hello! Looks like amazing software! Is it Spectrum mode the only one that reacts to music, or are there other "color organ", sound-to light modes? Thank You!
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0 # René 2013-03-05 20:48
"Stobo" mode is also music sensitive. And if you combine a white strobo with a correct mixer to any other effect you can get really nice effects.

Cheers!
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0 # Esparoba2 2013-02-25 20:44
Is there a possibility to add a frame rate selection option in the next version. 25 frames is fine for most animations but when i use capture mode i see some hiccups in the animation from time to time. I guess that a frame rate of about 28 to 30 frames could solve this so that fast animations look just that little bit smoother.
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0 # saw0 2013-02-24 13:31
Super Software! Intuitiv und stabil! Ist ein png export geplant? Oder wäre es möglich so etwas "einbauen zu lassen" ? Thx
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0 # Klaus 2013-02-18 13:49
Hi, kann ich denn den ws2811 auch direkt über Glediator steuern?
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0 # saw0 2013-02-24 13:29
Nein.
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0 # Aldo SS 2013-02-14 11:30
Hello, how are you?
I knew your software a week and liked it a lot, I identified with the interface and commands however am not having success when running on my panel that is 800 pixels and 40x20 pixel ws2801 and led with arduino UNO, would pass me a schematic for arduino resolve this impasse, thanks.
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0 # René 2013-02-14 12:57
800 Pixels need 2400 byte of buffer on the Arduino. The available RAM on UNO is 2000, so this can not work!

The Arduino MEGA has 8000 bytes of RAM. You can find the sketch for MEGA in our download section.

Cheers!
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0 # Aldo SS 2013-02-14 16:25
Thanks, but how do I setup the setup glediator once again thank you.
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0 # mollex 2013-02-11 14:07
Hi Rene,

Thanks for good software :D .
Do you plan to add a feature to record the effects in the file for offline playback from SD card. This is a good thing to play effects without a PC.

Thank you.
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0 # René 2013-02-14 12:55
This will be available in the next version of Glediator that will appear in march.

Cheers!
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0 # moonglass 2013-02-08 00:05
Hallo,

als erstes möchte ich mich bei dem Entwickler für dieses geniale Programm bedanken.

Ich habe zwei Fragen:

Gibt es eine möglichkeit Glediator so einzustellen das er beim Start sofort alle Settings automatisch lädt und sofort nach dem Start mit einer Ausgabe beginnt? Momentan lade ich per Hand nach jedem Start eine selbsterstellte Startscene wo schon mal die Matrix definiert ist, allerdings muss ich dann immernoch die Schnittstellenp arameter einstellen und den COM-Port öffnen.

Und dann wollt ich gern wissen wieviele Pixel mit einem Arduino Duemilanove ansteuerbar sind. Beim Mega Sketch steht ja da das bis zu 1028 Pixel möglich sind.

Schon einmal vielen dank für eventuelle Antworten.

LG Jens
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0 # René 2013-02-08 10:34
Hallo Jens,

das automatischen Laden der letzten Einstellungen wird in der nächsten Version von Glediator integriert werden (Du bist nicht der Erste der danach gefragt hat :-) )

Gleich zu Beginn aber Datan rausschicken sehe ich zu kritisch um es zu implementieren. Wenn man z.B. heute mit Glediator Daten via COM rausschickt, dann den USB-UART-Wandle r absteckt und morgen Glediator erneut startet wird das ein Desaster wenn der COM-Port nicht mehr existiert :-*

Ich habe hier keinen Benchmark für den Duemilanove gemacht aber ich würde aus dem Bauch heraus mal auf max. 500 Pixel tippen.

LG,

René
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0 # moonglass 2013-02-09 19:45
Hallo René,

danke für deine Antwort :)
Das klingt natürlich logisch mit dem COM-Port :) Dann wäre es aber schön, das er wenigsten die letzten Einstellungen behält und man auf der Hauptoberfläche einen Button hat zum öffnen des Ports.
Ich meine, für mich als "Bastler" ist das ja alles kein Problem, aber wenn man das alles mal von jemandem anderen bedienen lassen muss ist es doch recht viel zu erklären xD
Wann ist denn in etwa mit einer neuen Version zu rechnen *lieb guck* :-*

LG Jens
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0 # Adrian 2013-01-21 18:10
I HAVE A QUESTION..I WANT TOU USE THE "SIMPLE SPECTRUM" EFFECT BUT I HAVE MORE AUDIO RESPONSE AT THE LEFT


http://www.imagebam.com/image/c6d9b6233319709

SOMEONE KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENS??
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0 # Franco 2013-01-20 16:22
Hello,

I have a Enttec Open USB DMX and would like to use this program with it.

That is possible in any way?
How I can make the DMX patching?
My LED bars are 26 channels: 24 channels RGB + 1 general dimmer + 1 strobe.
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0 # Matt 2013-01-04 18:14
Great Software!

In the COM port selection it does't appear any port. Is empty.

The RXTX is already installed, and the COM ports are working with other apps!

HELP!
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0 # René 2013-01-04 19:57
Hi Matt,

how did you "install" the RXTX?

You just have to copy the "RXTXSerial.dll " into the Glediator folder (same as were glediator.jar is). Do not copy any RXTX.jar file into your local JAVA (sub) folder.

Make sure you have the correct version of RXTX! There are different ones for 32 and 64 bit systems.

Start glediator from the console by "java -jar glediator.jar" --> Then click on "Preferences" in the main window and have a look to the console --> It will tell you wether RXTX is properly installed and/or how many com ports are found.

Cheers!
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0 # Gigavolt 2013-07-13 15:21
I am having the same issue, I've made sure that RXTX is current and working, but there is no numbers available in the com port drop down menu.
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0 # noel 2013-01-04 16:07
hi,
i downloaded the arduino sketch, glediator, and seem to have installed the rxtx correctly since i have com ports visible within glediator. I am trying to use it with ws2801 strip and arduino uno, but dont seem to respond to anything once the sketch is loaded. nothing within the sketch has been changed except for the number of lights. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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0 # René 2013-01-04 16:29
Hey noel,

did you set Output-Type to "Glediator Protocol" and did you set baud rate to 1000000?

Did you start Serial Transfer? :lol:

Cheers!
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0 # Daniel 2013-01-03 23:15
Hi, I love the software! Keep up the great work guys. I am quite new to LED's and I'm having trouble running Glediator with Arduino. I have a matrix 20x15 pixels from Total control lighting (coolneon.com) running from an Arduino Uno & Macbook pro with OSX 10.8.2. I run the WS2801 sketch but can't get Glediator to run the pixels. I am completely new to this and any help getting them to work would be great. Thanks.
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0 # René 2013-01-04 07:03
Can you please write to

Let us further know wether you hooked up your pixel chain to the correct pins at the UNO and wether you set output type of Glediator to "Glediator Protocol" as well as Baudrate to "1000000" !?

Cheers.
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0 # Daniel 2013-01-04 09:24
Ok I will do thanks.
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0 # Sebastian 2012-12-13 23:38
HI! thanks for the software :D! it's reaññy good! but i work whit a led strip whit lpd6803 ... can work whit glediator too?
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0 # DJ Cali 2012-12-13 05:03
Hello René!

So, I have received my Ardunio Mega and some led strips, I have tested the strips and connections with the strand test on the adafruit website and everything checked out ok with the strips and connections. I'm having trouble with Glediator though. I have uploaded the latest Arduino Mega sketch from your downloads section to the Ardunio. I have SDO pin to 3 and CLK pin to 4 the baud rate set to 921600 in the software and also the sketch changing this code line>> UBRR0L = 921600;
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0 # DJ Cali 2012-12-13 05:04
the COM port is /dev/tty.usbmod emfd141 which is the same port i uploaded the sketch to. The Ardunio is showing the Rx light as receiving data but the Tx light does nothing and either does the strip. I am using Mac OSX. Any suggestions to try out? Love to get this working. Thanks!!
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0 # René 2012-12-13 07:33
The binaries of RXTX for Mac unfortunately just allow baud rates up to 250k. Or was it 230.4k, not sure for the moment!

How to set the baud rate in the sketch I described above.

And one more think: Don't forget to disable "Auto Reset" on your Mega!

Cheers.
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+1 # René 2012-12-13 07:30
"UBRR0L = 921600;" :-*

This will NOT set your baud rate to 921600 !!! UBRR0L and UBRR0H are just prescaler for setting the baud rate!

Since the U2X0 bit in UCSR0A is set and since the Mega board uses a 16 MHz quartz. The settings for baud rates are:

UBRR0H =0

UBRR0L = 1 --> 1000000 baud
UBRR0L = 3 --> 500000 baud
UBRR0L = 7 --> 250000 baud
UBRR0L = 8 --> 230400 baud
UBRR0L = 16 --> 115200 baud

Cheers!
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0 # Basil 2012-12-08 19:36
I'm getting really confused with RXTX. If I place RXTX in my Java/Extensions folder, it break Arduino IDE because Arduino IDE has it's own RXTX. How can you make them play nicely with each other? I assumed that Glediator would load the libraries located in ./lib as to prevent conflict, but that doesn't appear to be the case as console replies with "It seems like you don't have any RXTX binary in your Glediator folder nor elsewhere!" ... So I placed it in the same directory as Glediator.jar and the same thing happened... What's up?
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0 # René 2012-12-09 17:57
Just place the RXTX.dll into the "dist" folder of Glediator, same as were Glediator.jar is.

And DO NOT put any RXTX.dll nor any .jar into the JAVA (sub)folder(s).

Than you'd be fine.

Cheers!
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0 # Sean 2012-12-08 04:26
The Arduino sketch is not on the downloads page anymore :)
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0 # René 2012-12-09 17:54
But it is! :lol:

http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/downloads/category/4-glediator
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0 # DJ Cali 2012-12-05 02:59
Hello!

I'm looking into starting a project that would consist of a 32 * 16 (512 leds) matrix or maybe a bit larger and used for a DJ Fasade made of white plexiglass. I'm new to the LED scene but not to circuitry. I've built circuit boards for midi before so I'm thinking I should be able to get by with not too many issues. I was looking into Arduino Mega and using ws2801 led strips. I'm just not too sure on what power supply I should use. I was thinking a 5v/30 amp maybe? Would I need anything else to get started?

Thanks so much! your software is amazing.
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+1 # René 2012-12-05 06:46
Hey Cali,

512 WS2801-Pixel will need 512*0.02*3 = 30.72 A (assuming that each pixel has just one LED).

Beside the chips themselves need a bit of current too. So 30 Amps would be a bit to less. I even would go a step beyond and make the PSU 40-50 APMs so you can be sure you get no voltage drop even when displaying hardcore stobo on matrix.

Please be aware that you have to feed the voltage multiply to your strand of pixels. For 32x16 I would suggest to feed in each line.

Best wishes for your project and send us some pics / clips when finished.

Cheers!
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0 # DJ Cali 2012-12-05 12:55
40-50 it is and I will certainly feed each line.Thanks!

Also, I saw your 512 matrix and it was just insane, Can I ask you what your total dimensions of the project was?
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0 # Raphael 2014-03-15 20:08
Quoting DJ Cali:
40-50 it is and I will certainly feed each line.Thanks!

Also, I saw your 512 matrix and it was just insane, Can I ask you what your total dimensions of the project was?

We Build these made of aluminum and acrylic. We also used the Arduino Mega 2560 R3 with WS2801 Pixels. If you have any questions, let me know. If you'd like to buy them already made, you can do that too.
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0 # AndyMan 2012-11-21 23:25
Thanks you for the great software. Keep up the good work.
Check out my xmas tree
http://youtu.be/SOKpGWgPSs0
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0 # René 2012-12-09 19:39
That's crazzy man! :lol:

Keep on doing cool stuff!

Cheers!
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+1 # Ecips 2012-11-19 15:00
Hi There!

I have made a 16 x 32 RGB matrix based on TM1804 pixels.

Have you guys given any thought to making an Arduino sketch that uses the FastSPI_LED library? This would open up the use of your software to a number of other pixel types.

Cheers!
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0 # Gauthier 2012-11-16 17:07
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to share a small video of my LED Matrix (24*16px) controlled by glediator.
Size is 2.5m*1.3m.

Thanks again to glediator team, you've done an amazing work :)
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0 # Gauthier 2012-11-16 17:08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9glISESmyc

vidéo link :-*
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+1 # Jeff 2012-11-07 15:08
Excited to try the new 1.1 code! Do you have an updated release date?

Cheers!!
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0 # Gauthier 2012-11-07 20:43
Mee too :lol:
I did not dare to ask :oops:
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0 # Gauthier 2012-11-08 20:41
Wouhou, 1.1 is out !

Thanks :lol:
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+1 # Jeff 2012-11-09 20:17
The artnet GUI is nice! There is a small issue though with "save" feature though, it defaults to an "open" dialog and doesn't allow to actually save a map file.

Great work though!

You should consider a PayPal "donate" button. I am sure people would contribute for your efforts.

Cheers!!
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+1 # René 2012-11-10 07:54
The "Save Button Issue" is fixed now. We RE-UPLOADED V1.1 so please re-download it to get the correct version!

Have a nice week end!
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0 # Ryan 2012-11-06 20:27
This software will be a better! How can i controller from my tablet with Android?? :lol: would be cool
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0 # Dan 2012-11-05 10:21
Hi, I love the software! I'm fairly new to LED systems and I was wondering is there any way to export your scenes to control through a LED SD card controller offline??

Thanks.
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+1 # Thomas 2012-11-05 19:57
Hi Dan, this is already on our own 'wishlist', however not number one. Number one is to have more time. ;)
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0 # paul 2012-11-02 06:10
;-) Your software looks fantastic Any thoughts of taking it to 3D?
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0 # Larry 2012-10-31 07:56
Hello,

Im trying to get my Adriuno Mega to work with Glediator on my macbook running 10.8. Im able to upload the ws2801.ino via dev/tty/usbmode m411 but when i pick them inside of Glediator i get this error "Could not set interface par..."

I tried to putting librxtxSerial.j nilib in the root dir with gladiator but that did not make any difference.

Thanks for any help!!!!
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0 # René 2012-10-31 09:02
Hi Larry,

unfortunately the RXTX binary for Mac OS does not not support baud rates higher than 250k.

That has nothing to do with Glediator. However if you don't have to much pixels in you matrix you can just reduce the baud rate in the WS2801 sketch and you'll be fine.

I hope one day someone will compile an RXTX version that supports higher baud rates also for MAC.

Have a nice day!
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0 # Larry 2012-10-31 20:48
René,

Thanks for the reply. Im currently trying to get this to work on my Windows 7 (32bit) machine but are unable to get the lights todo anything. I was able to get RXTX installed and im able to see com ports inside of Glediator but im not getting anything.

im picking com port 4 which is the same port i used to upload to. I picked glediator as my maping but still no luck,

I have my 2801 hooked up to pin PMW 6&7 and a ground ran back to the MEGA.

Thanks for all your help & for making such a awesome program i cant wait to use it!
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0 # Gauthier 2012-11-01 01:24
Maybe you can try adafruit ws2801 library to check if your matrix is ok. There is an example sketch that runs only on arduino (no PC connection). (http://learn.adafruit.com/36mm-led-pixels)
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0 # Larry 2012-11-01 05:07
I tried this and was able to run the sample 2801 program. I think my issue may be with the auto reset, I will be going to radioshack to get the proper resistor.
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0 # René 2012-11-01 07:56
Yes,

for me this sounds like a problem with the auto reset, too. But you will need no extra resistor, you can just open the auto-reset-brid ge on the Mega!

Best regards!
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0 # Larry 2012-11-01 20:55
I removed the auto-reset but still can't get things working :(

When uploading i have to press the reset button while the sketch so this means the auto-reset is correct right?

I changed the code from 16 leds to 50 which is the amount i have.

I have tried used pins 5&6 on my MEGA also tried 3&4 because i was kinda confused which ones should be used when looking at the code.

After the code is upload i open Glediator goto "prefs" then i set my Matrix Dimensions to 10x5x1 Mapping & Protocol set to Glediator Protocol , Single Pixels , RGB. Ports and Sockets set to tty.usbmodem621 baud-rate 230400 (anything higher wont work) Then i click "Open Serial"

Under that is says "/dev/tty.usbmo dem621 cl..."

I notice on my MEGA that the TX & RX lights blink as if they are working with Gladiator.

I once again uploaded a 2801 led program and it worked fine so im beyond confused.

Thanks for ANY & ALL Help
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0 # René 2012-11-08 21:32
The baud rate in our sketch is set to 1000000 !!! If you set Glediator to shift out data with 230400 it can not work!

So you have two possibilities to solve that problem:

a.) Set baud rate in Glediator to 1000000
b.) Set baud rate in the sketch to 230400

Let us know if you need further advise.

Cheers!
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0 # Harry 2013-08-08 17:22
Old thread, I know, but I think I'm in this same situation, and I'm not sure how to change the baud rate correctly on the WS2801 sketch for my Uno to work with OSX. Clearly it has to do with the UBRR0L value, but reading online there's no clear answer as to how to change it.
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0 # Harry 2013-08-09 00:50
Issue solved. Please ignore.
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+1 # bram 2012-10-29 16:58
thanx now it works :P
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-29 23:02
Great :lol:
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0 # Bram 2012-10-27 06:46
hey,

I want to use glediator but i have windows and i can't install it.

any solutions?

cheers
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-28 21:49
Quoting Bram:
hey,

I want to use glediator but i have windows and i can't install it.

any solutions?

cheers


I run Glediator on Windows 7. You need to install java to run glediator.jar (like an exe).
http://www.java.com/fr/

Do you have java ?
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0 # Ryan 2012-10-25 15:51
After disabling auto-reset on the arduino mega, do you need to have the IDE set to 'AVR ISP' or 'Arduino as ISP' under Tools > Programmer to get the sketch to upload? Mine seems to be getting stuck "Uploading to I/O Board".

Thanks!
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-25 19:01
Not 100% sure, but it seems to me that you don't have to change anything but you have to manually press the reset button shortly before you press upload in the ide. Can you please give it a chance and report back.
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0 # René 2012-10-29 07:11
Hi Ryan,

it's like Thomas said. Nothing to change in the settings. However, timing of pressing the reset button may be critical. Just press the Reset button during compiling and uploading just in that moment when the IDE status message (bottom left) changes from "Compiling" to "Uploading". Hold the reset button for at least one second.

Have fun!
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0 # tom 2012-10-13 01:23
I have been trying to get artnet working with a elation 8 node artnet box this box due to artnet's limitation of 4 universes per ip address has two ip addresses.I have been targeting only the first ip address as I only need 4 universes with 161 addresses per universe however when I set up the artnet file as described or as I think it is it crashes .My pixels are snaking vertically with one at the top and 32 at the bottom of the first column. I really dont understand why it is crashing. Help
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0 # René 2012-10-29 07:05
Hi Tom,

without seeing your "art net.properties" file it's hard to say anything from here.

However, if you wait until the end of this week. You can try Glediator V1.1. This will com WITHOUT the "arnet.properti es" file since all Arnet-Pixel-Map ping is done in the GUI now.

Cheers!
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0 # tom 2012-10-11 21:28
Hi
I have some Tls3001 pixels which at present I drive via a dmx to tls3001 converter box these are driven by an artnet node. however the pixels are bgr. Can I set this for artnet output with glediator ? as it appears to be grayed out if I set the output data to be artnet
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+1 # René 2012-10-29 07:01
Hi Tom,

this is not implemented in the current version of Glediator!

Nevertheless you are lucky, in the end of this week we will release Glediator V1.1 were this point will be included :lol:

So long!
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-29 23:04
Cool ! Impatient to see the release note :-)
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-11 21:07
Hi,

I just received today my led string : http://adafruit.com/products/683

I wired everything and tested with the exemple arduino code proposed by adafruit. Everything works perfectly so wiring seems to be ok.
But when I try to use Glediator with the provided arduino firmware it doesn't work. Only the first pixel is glowing in green (not full brightness) and after a while pixel goes white full brightness.
My config :
- 20 pixels
- 5*4, 10*2 or 20*1 gave the same result.
- baudrate is set to 500000
- firmware has been configured for 20 pixels
- Colors are set to GRB (as indicated in the sample code from adafruit)
Data is well sent to arduino as rx led is blinking fast.
I check the properties of my arduino in Windows and baudrate is set to 9600, i can increase up to 115000 but no better.
Do you think my problem can be due to the baudrate indicated by windows ?
Does anyone know how to increase it up to 500 000 ?
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-11 21:18
A little precision, i'm using an arduino mega 2560 :lol:
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+1 # Gauthier 2012-10-16 11:13
Thanks to the help of one of my friend, we (he) finally discovered the problem.
Data was well received by the arduino but the procedure ISR(USART_RX_ve ct) was never called.
Apparently on Arduino Mega we have to explicitly specify witch interface we wanna use for interrupt.
So we just replace ISR(USART_RX_ve ct) by ISR(USART0_RX_v ect) in the arduino sketch and now it works !

Big thanks to my friend Romuald, hope this will help :-)
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0 # Arduino Mega User 2012-10-18 00:15
Care to share the firmware??? I've tried your suggested change and still cannot get the Mega to turn on the lights! I've got the UNO working fine so I know the connections are good. Thanks!
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-18 23:42
That's strange, I just downloaded the sketch, change the ports and added the 0 : ISR(USART_RX_ve ct) -> ISR(USART0_RX_v ect)

that's it ...
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0 # Arduino Mega User 2012-10-22 21:11
What do you mean when you say "changed the ports"? That must be what I'm missing...
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-27 22:55
I was talking aout the arduino pins you use.
Did your try the new arduino mega sketch René has posted ?
Works well here :lol:
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0 # René 2012-10-29 06:59
Just have a look to the new code we published a few days ago. At the beginning in the comments you will find how to connect your pixels to the Meaga.

Cheers!
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0 # René 2012-10-29 06:57
Nice to here it's working for you finally. Meanwhile we also added a new sketch for Mega.

The change of the USART ISR was the main trick. However, maybe it's also worth to check our new sketch, since we also changed the data shift out to be done with increased speed. This becomes relevant only for very big matrices.

Have a nice day!
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+1 # bobko 2012-10-02 19:49
Very nice software! Wish i could use it. Is there any way to add sACN support so I can use it to control my SanDevices e681 before Christmas?
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0 # René 2012-10-04 07:51
Could you supply us with some more information about SCAN!? Then we can think about including it in a future version of Glediator!

Cheers!
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0 # bobko 2012-10-09 17:46
Here is a link to E1.31 information (streaming ACN)
http://www.opendmx.net/index.php/E1.31
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0 # René 2012-10-29 06:54
Hi there and thanks for the link. I will have look on it and than decide how and when to include it into a upcoming version of Glediator.

Cheers!
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0 # Marc 2012-10-01 13:15
Great job guys !
I'm building a project myself.
Will Glediator also work with LPD6803IC-based pixel strings ? I want to build a 8x8 matrix using glediator-softw are, a usb-dmx converter and a chinese dmx driver (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Easy-DMX-LED-controller-dmx-decoder-driver/378111925.html)for the led pixels.
Thx !
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0 # Gauthier 2012-09-27 18:02
Hi,

I just spent a few minutes testing Glediator and you've done a really great work, congratulation.
As i was testing, I missed some animations. Do you plan to add new animations ?

I'm a software developer and It would be great to be able to create new animations for glediator.
Is there a way for us to do it ?

Cheers !
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-01 13:15
Hi again René,

Today I uploaded WS2801 firmware on my Arduino and tried to test connection in Glediator. My Arduino is connected over USB on COM3. Unfortunately, the COM port list is totaly empty in Glediator :o
Any idea of why this list is empty ?

Thanks
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0 # Gauthier 2012-10-01 14:06
Ok I just found my mistake.

My RXTX libraries where not well installed, i re-install it and now I can see my COM ports :P

Thanks
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0 # René 2012-10-04 07:50
You are not the first running into issues with RXTX :-*

Cheers!
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0 # René 2012-10-04 07:49
Hi,

Glediator is permanently under development and more animations will come in the future!

For the moment we found no way for a joint development of animations, sorry for that.

Cheers!
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0 # Andrew 2012-09-12 16:10
Are there any ways to increase the frame rate? I seem stuck under 30fps no matter what hardware I run it on!
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0 # René 2012-09-12 17:53
The Frame rate is fixed to 25 FPS. But that's just a number in the code. In one could do much more, but I don't see any application requiring more than 25Hz. Do you?

Cheers!
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0 # Andrew 2012-09-15 00:00
We do a lot of audio reactive effects, and have found that 40-60Hz gives us more flexibility with the more energetic effects. I'll look for the place to change the frame rate and see if I can recompile :)
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0 # Peter 2012-08-31 22:04
Hello Rene,

Excellent software,
Are higher serial baudrates > 1Mbit possible or even Glediator protocol over ethernet?
I use Xmega and W5200 and want to control 5000+ pixel (WS2801 strips) on the ceiling.

Thanks!

Peter
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0 # René 2012-09-05 17:45
Hi Peter,

Glediator supports Artnet. That's basically UDP and you can easily write some code for Xmega to receive UDP packets and send content out via SPI to WS2801 Pixel.

However, I guess for 5000+ pixel this will not work, since you have to buffer the pixels within the AVR. I don' know what particular kind of Xmega you are using but you will need at least 5000*3 = 15kB of RAM! OK, with the bigger models this may fit. Nevertheless, I would strongly recommend to go for a more distributed way.

The Artnet protocol is capable to spread partial data to different IP addresses. This is the usual way big matrices are fed.

Maybe you also find some inspiration from our Universal Interface Boards. Those are exactly made for this purpose!

http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/led-projects/universal-interface-board

Cheers!
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0 # Marc 2012-09-25 15:49
Hi Peter,
What led pixels do you use for your ceiling project ? I want to build one as well myself. 10m long by 3m wide. Marc.
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0 # Jens 2012-08-23 19:37
A very great Software with so much animations! Awesome.

Is there a sketch for a colorduino to connect them via FDTI to Glediator?
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0 # René 2012-08-27 06:35
No, not for the moment. Maybe in a future version of Glediator!

Cheers!
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0 # Andrew 2012-09-01 05:48
I wanted to point this out to you folks. I greatly prefer your interface to that of PixelInvaders / PixelController , but they have added beta support for WS2801 based pixels over FAST UDP when connected to a Raspberry Pi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blrh5ifgmIE

More information in the Youtube description!
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0 # René 2012-09-05 17:51
Hi Andrew!

Glediator supports UDP output via Artnet and in a next version via TPM2. Any other kind of UDP transmission is basically just a few lines of code.

So if ever a Glediator-User will demand for that special kind of UDP format that is expected from the raspberry it will be implemented for sure.

However, in my opinion it would make more sense to write a small script for the raspberry that makes it capable for receiving Artnet. Artnet is a standard and thus things become more universal.

But all of this should be discussed when the raspberry is available for a brought audience!

Cheers!
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0 # Andrew 2012-09-12 16:07
Fantastic. I'll have to get more information on Artnet, and take a stab at it myself!
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0 # Eric 2012-08-01 22:20
Hi,
very nice software I really like the animations! Currently I'm working on my first led project a Led-Matrix-Couc htable. I'm using 10x8 ws2801 pixel-modules controlled by a china sd card controller but the software is really bad so I was thinking about ordering a arduino uno and a bluetooth Module. Is it possible to use bluetooth for a real time connection?

Thanks in advance
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0 # René 2012-08-03 06:20
In the frimware for WS2801 communication, to be found in our download section, the baud rate is set to 500000bit/s. I guess this would be a bit to much for Bluetooth.

However, since your matrix is pretty small, you should be fine to change the baud rate to, let's say 125k. Thus a transmission via Bluetooth should work.

But as always an experiment has to show the truth :P

Cheers!
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0 # Alex 2012-07-30 19:50
Unable to get this running stable within osx 10.7.4

if i use the latest RXTX files i can no longer upload without a crash using arduino swv 1.01.
But if i replace the system RXTX files with the ones within the arduino SW no ports show up within Glediator, Although i can upload to my arduino again.

Any ideas?

Cheers
Alex
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0 # René 2012-07-31 10:47
Hi alex,

you are somehow mixing up Arduino and Glediator, so I do not really get the poit which of both is crashing. Further you told about changing the RXTX binaries between the Arduino ones and the ones using within Glediator!?

Please start Glediator from within the console and look what information will appear when you open the "Preferences" window in glediator!

Let me know about result!
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0 # George Ainscough 2012-07-29 00:06
I recently made a 32 by 16 ping-pong matrix as a continuation of my colorduino ping-pong matrix. Whilst replying to comments on the youtube video, I noticed your modular led wall in the suggested vids. I then proceeded to port your code to my wall as I loved your graphics. I am now working on a new driver system, and was wondering a few things.

1, would you mind if i designed my new system around glediator

2, have you considered open-sourcing it

3, could you please help me with the addressing of the pixels and panels, relating to your controller boards (mine will be similar, ie multiplexed and PWMed on the controller)

Thanks,
And may I one again reitorate how helpful your work has been, and how awesome you are. Thanks, George
dashroom66.org/2012/07/the-much-larger-board-of-many-ping-pong-balls/
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0 # René 2012-07-29 10:11
Hi George,

1. What do you mean with " a new driver system" Do you want to make new driver boards (PCBs) or do you want to make a PC software similar to Glediator? Just give me a few more words!

2. No.

3. Do you have a particular question on the mapping? What I can read so far is a general question, but there is no general answer! And again: What means "relating to your controller boards"? We have different kinds of controller boards!

Just one more point: I saw that you are selling boards derived from ours on your page and I saw also you are pointing to our site. However, I would have appreciated if you could get in contact with us before ... But that's your decission.

But there is one more thing: Please have a close look to your website(s) and related sub-sites onto the link(s) to our page. 1st it is just text without a hyper ref and 2nd you have certain typos in there! We are solderlab and NOT "solderlabs :-*

Cheers!
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0 # George 2012-07-29 19:14
1. I mean a PCB, a follow on from the current version.

2. The reason for open sourcing it, is that although I do have my not-finished software (MMMF proved it), your is far better. The boards I'm selling are modified to be able to run your software without modification (only changes on a controller shield). If I could release my software with modifications then I could release my boards that are not modified to work to your software spec.

3. I'm assuming that the data is spat out as if it were a long chain, but you could have done it so that it was broken in chunks, with the reversed order of panels/pixels. This is hard to explain, but could you give an order in which the colour data is pixels are spat out.

CONTINUED
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0 # George 2012-07-29 19:15
I apologise for the wrong names and broken h-refs, I will change them. I tried to contact you, but the e-mail did not get a receipt (assuming my email is broken) and your contact for appears broken to me. Drupal is reporting that the boards are not published (thus not for sale), this is a bug I will look into.

The boards are NOT derived from yours, they are derived from the second version of my own, but modified to be compatible with your code. I changed the names as it would hopefully make life easier for the end user. I am selling the boards at a loss as a public service, a my manufacturing is expensive, due to EXTREMELY low volumes of sales. Hopefully people would also buy the kits, or other components, which I make a small margin on, to even it out, and possibly help fund future projects.

I would also like to remind you, that all 595 circuits are extremely similar.

Regards,
George
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+1 # Arduino Mega User 2012-07-19 15:14
Any chance of you guys releasing an Arduino sketch to be used with the MEGA? I'm having no luck to alter the firmware for use with the 2560 and am suffering from frame rate delays at anything above 200 pixels with the UNO :sad:

Thanks for the awesome program!
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+1 # René 2012-08-03 08:47
Yes we will.

During the ongoing work on firmware development for our Universal Interface Boards this point already is on the ToDo list.

And since these board use ATMEAGA1280 we can easily derived a piece of the firmware to make an Arduino Sketch for Arduino Mega Users.

Cheers!
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0 # Bobby Light 2012-07-16 19:51
Will the Glediator protocol work with PANELS of Arduino-driven WS2801 pixels?
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+1 # René 2012-07-18 21:37
Yes it will! :lol:

Since the pixel mapping and the output protocol are completely decoupled you can use any combination of them.

Cheers!
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0 # Arduino & MAC OS 2012-07-08 17:44
Hi! in regards to using the WS2801 with Arduino, how does the Glediator communicate with the Arduino? I cannot seem to get any COM ports on my preferences pane? Any help would be appreciated!

Many Thanks
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0 # René 2012-07-09 06:34
Mac-Users have to put a file named "librxtxSerial. jnilib" into the root folder of Glediator. This is the necessary binary for all the COM-Port stuff. The file can be found by a simple google search for "RXTX Mac".

Cheers!
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+1 # Alex 2012-06-28 04:06
Will be great if sACN(E1.31) protocol can be added too.
I don't think it's a great challenge as it works on Multicast : more easy than Artnet.
This is an amaizing SW.
Very impressive...
Cheers!
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+1 # Udo 2012-06-28 07:08
Will be a great idea, as sACN devices exist going from sACN to pixels directly without needs to use DMX interface rear Artnet ...
Udo
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0 # Andrew 2012-06-25 20:14
Awesome stuff! I'm trying to use Glediator with my ws2801 array and an arduino mega. Is the arduino and my array (10x10 snake) all I need to make this work?

Thanks!!
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0 # René 2012-06-26 19:14
Yes, it is! For the Mega you just have to slightly change the Arduino Sketch for WS2801 pixels in our download section.

This is due to the 4 available UARTS on the Mega instead of one for the UNO.

Cheers!
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0 # Steff 2012-08-24 10:32
Quoting René:
Yes, it is! For the Mega you just have to slightly change the Arduino Sketch for WS2801 pixels in our download section.

This is due to the 4 available UARTS on the Mega instead of one for the UNO.

Cheers!


Was muss im Code geaendert werden damit der Mega laeuft?
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0 # René 2012-08-27 06:40
Der Name der UART-Register muss auf den abgeändert werden den Du dann nutzt (0,1,2 oder 3). Ebenso der Name der ISR!

Hoffe das hilft! Werde aber in den nächsten Tagen auch mal ne komplett fertige FW für den Mega in den Downloadbereich stellen!

Beste Grüße!
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0 # Thomas 2012-09-03 17:28
Hello, do you have a FW version for MEGA ready? Thkx!
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0 # René 2012-09-06 06:16
Hi Thomas!

Not for the moment, but it's on top of our TODO list.

Cheers!
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0 # Thomas 2012-09-10 17:09
Finally we used an arduino uno whith 500 leds using the hardware SPI for fast communications! Thk a lot for Glediator, it's the perfect software for us!
See the 1st show >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBScpsQppbk
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0 # René 2012-09-10 19:29
Hey Thomas,

your clip is fabulous! :lol:

And if you want to do us a favor just add a link to Glediator into the clip's description. So maybe more people will find their way to our software!

Thanks in advance and a big

CHEERS!
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0 # René 2012-09-10 19:56
And by the way:

if you are interested in being placed to our REPLICA section

http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/led-projects/replicas

just supply us with some pics/text/clips of your project and we will put you on stage.

Mail is: info[at]solderlab.de

Cheers again!
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0 # Steff 2012-10-19 07:24
Hallo René,
Kommt die Entwicklung der FW für den Mega voran. Könnte sie auf Weihnachten gebrauchen.
Gruss Steff
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0 # René 2012-10-19 10:20
Steht nächste Woche zum Download bereit!

LG,

René
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-1 # René 2012-10-29 07:07
Hallo Steff,

Die neue FW ist seit ner Woche online. Wäre schön zu hören ob es für Dich nun klappt.

LG
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