Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by rjsachse on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:45 pm

is there a way to compile boblight into windows? or do we have to ask bob?
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by pburgess on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:21 pm

Bob would be the guy to ask, yup.
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by misake on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:01 pm

rjsachse wrote:But what about us windows guys?


for now try this minimally adjusted version of the LEDStream.pde

http://pastebin.com/gfz7ancR

it is tweaked to change the magic word to FF 00 00 and the checksum is swapped for the remaining number of bytes.

This works with the old Windows Boblight. Just make sure the Prefix parameter is set to FF.
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by Taifuuni on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:01 pm

I couldn't get it to work by using BobLight. Misake, what version of Boblight you're talking about. I uploaded your ledstream.pde in to my uno and downloaded BobLight version 1.3b1 for windows. I disabled Aero. I changed the com port in the boblight.conf and also the prefix to FF. When I start the boblightd.exe the leds do the color check. Then I start the boblight-getpixel.exe but nothing happens. Does the .conf need some other parameters aswell or is the original okay?
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by misake on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:16 am

@Taifuuni

Boblight 1.3b1 sounds like one I'm running.

The specific values that need to be sent to work with the LEDStream.pde above, are
device : atmo
prefix : FF
port : "com9" // or whichever port you use.

The number of channels is the number of LEDS x 3.
1 = LED1 red
2 = LED1 green
3 = LED1 blue
4 = LED2 red
etc.

Try the boblight.conf from the first post in this thread, it is configured for 50 LEDs but will still work if you have less, worry about correcting it once you have some lights working.
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by Taifuuni on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:28 am

@misake

Thank you! I managed to get it working last night after tinkering with it for a while.

I uploaded all my files which I used to get it working: http://www.multiupload.com/SZPPASWWL9. My leds are installed clockwise when the original adalight was installed counter-clockwise. I put two boblight configs inside the 7z file. One has leds reversed when the other one isn't. I also included misake's .pde file I used.
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by kuroshi on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:42 pm

Has anybody had any luck getting this working in XBMC in linux? I've tried the boblight xbmc plugin (the 'settings' branch on github) and I can't seem to make it work. I can get it to work normally, but it just doesn't like XBMC in fullscreen mode. I've also tried running it in windowed mode and making compiz force it to fullscreen mode, but I get the same problem.

Boblight and the adalight together work great - it's just this little problem I can't get fixed.

Does anybody have any ideas, by any chance, or am I asking in the wrong place?

Update: So...I'm an idiot. I figured it wasn't working because it wasn't working with the XBMC GUI, I didn't realize it required a video to be playing. So it does, in fact, work. Thanks a ton for this amazing setup!
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by rjsachse on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:38 am

so this should work with atmowin as well then?
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by illiac4 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:45 am

Hmm. At the moment i'm having problems with AppleTV with 8.04 ubuntu. I have compiled latest boblight from source.
I'm using latest LEDstream.pde with Arduino Duemilanove.
This conf file http://pastebin.com/RkZsT6V9

I'm using pin 11 and 13 and gnd and 5V 3A from external power supply.

All the other settings are like in this tutorial that i have wrote.

Does someone has any idea what could be wrong?
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by smajor on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:34 pm

So with boblight-1.3-beta1 on win is adalight working out of the box?
Cant get it work considering any of the suggestions above.
RX led is blinking on arduino, but leds dont lit up.
Adalight with Lightpack config generator: http://tvgloria.hu/ rgb channel coefs, assembly dimensions calculator :), 'no monitor stand space', sensitive area custom size, reorder and counterclockwise, overlap, 21:9
new address http://tvgloria.hu/
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by GrAnD on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:46 pm

Just want to say a thank you to pburgess and others for all the help. I've finally finished my ambilight and quite happy with the result. I've posted a short test video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFfqt2IE9Tw
I run XBMC under Linux on apple tv version 1 with boblightd and an xbmc plugin for boblight. Arduino atmega 328 with 104 lpd8806 LEDs.
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by pburgess on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:22 am

104 LEDs...wow! That's a banned! :twisted: <-- (banned)

Thanks for sharing your finished rig. Awesome hacky combo of stuff you have there, with the gen1 AppleTV and all. I'm continually blown away by the response, considering how this began as a quick "Johnny, what can you make out of this?" demo. I've been taking notes of the trailers and films folks are demoing with...might bring a setup to Maker Faire! :D
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by GsJosh on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:35 pm

What a pity this doesn't work on Windows yet! I have indeed seen the 1.3b1 deamon and it works very well on Windows. Unfortunately, the XBMC add-on (which is exactly what I will need) does not work with the newest version of the deamon!

Does anybody have another good solution to get this working smoothly under FullHD? I have already tried lightpack, but it doesn't run supersmooth either. For more information on this, see the lightpack topic.

Arduino Uno
50x ws8201
Asus E35M1-I DELUXE
Windows 7
XBMC
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by mlte on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:54 am

@GsJosh , excactly my problem. Give me a headsup if you found any kind of solution =)
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Re: Adalight support in Boblight via Atmolight

by gef974 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Hi all!
I'm exactly on the same situation: Windows 7, xbmc, arduino uno and 50x ws8201. I didn't find any solutions.
It seems that DFAtmo works for people, when it's well configurated.
links: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=110939
I can't get it works, but maybe it could help you.
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