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I have an LED magician and I'd like to be able to control the routine and the speed using ezb. Doable? If so how do i set it up in EZ builder. How do i connect it to the EZB? The manual discusses using a micro controller at the bottom of the manual.
fxrtst
Commented May 2015
Ha. seems that the pins are always active with 5v all the time. I took an alligator clip and put it to ground and it worked like a button push. I also found out the labeling is reversed on my PCB, the speed controls are the mode controls, only figured that out by tracing the circuit on the bottom. The digital control seems to work, but seems to have to push twice to get the mode to change. But happy its working to a degree.
JustinRatliff
Commented May 2015
Hummm, so that makes me think that the high value from the ezbV4 should not matter, because the magician is always in a high state, it's just the low state that produces the TTL switch signal....did you try setting the digital port to off or low on the magician?
fxrtst
Commented May 2015
Yes i did and it triggers the mode to change. but when i switch the digital port in ez builder it to on, it seems to act as a power off for a second and starts the demo mode, so i have to quickly press again and it starts changing the mode again. So its like 3 quick presses of the digital button to change the modes...crazy, but it works..ish
JustinRatliff
Commented May 2015
Ehh, phooie on that. It must really need that 5 volts. It's good to know though, because it looks like an awesome LED controller. Thanks for sharing your experiences with it and experimenting. :)
fxrtst
Commented May 2015
My pleasure!
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Asked on Thursday, May 7, 2015