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Need some help

by ezlnh8u on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:16 am

Hello evreyone, I have an arduino UNO r3, on my nettop pc running windows 7, It runs great, using 50led board for ambient light, but now I want to connect the arduino to my main desktop, that has more processing power, Beacause I notice some led light lag on my smaller nettop pc, The issue is when I conect the arduino to my main desktop running windows 8, in device manager it comes out as other and unkown in device manager,
If I am correct its suppose to pop up as a com port? If anyone here can guide me on trouble shooting this, or In anyway how can i speed up the led lights reactions on the nettop, its about half a second delay from what ever color the image on the screen is, many thanks, I hope I did not make this post to confusing.
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Re: Need some help

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:44 am

You need to load the driver for the UNO on your Windows 8 machine. We don't have tutorials for Windows 8 yet, but it should be similar to earlier versions: http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/lesson0-win.html

Don't know if this will improve the speed at all. You didn't specify what LEDs you are using or what software you are using to control them.
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Re: Need some help

by ezlnh8u on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:50 pm

The led lights i purchased are a 50 ct strand of rgb leds, I am at work now, but as soon as i get home I will findo out the software, thank you.
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Re: Need some help

by ezlnh8u on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:32 pm

Ok so the software I am using to push the led function is adalight_50_led_ch/Processing 2.0b3, Please let me know if there is anything I am missing.
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Re: Need some help

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:38 pm

We don't sell 50 pixel led strands. You should contact your supplier for software support.
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