Forgot about the photosensor. Got it hooked up and working. Made a distance color test which is pretty rough but it works.
Card Capture Sakura. #inktober #finallygavein #rusty
Kelly convinced me to try some inktober…
Sort of fixed… I’m not sure if it’s a hack or and actual solution. But it’s progress…
Alright! Serious business now… I’ve started tying to get the LED strip to work with the sensor. So far no luck. I did at least get color to stay still but that wasn’t too much of an accomplishment. I think the problem is that the LED only has one output type that it’s simple enough. But the strip has multiple outputs for the data and the clock, so I’m not sure exactly what should be triggering the motion.
Testing out the motion sensor. It’s not the one I’ll be using but it’s close enough for now. It’s a litle glitchy, I’m not sure if that is something to do with the sensor or the jump wire to the board.If the sensor is blocked the light will turn off (technically).
RGB LED Addressable Strip - Random Color Cascade
Borrowing an RGB LED Addressable Strip from Prof. It’s pretty freakin’ sweet. Found some basic testing code online though SparkFun. I’m still really confused on what half of it does. My only compaint was that since the code was cycling though random values or each channel, I wasn’t getting very saturated values. But, with the help of our local programming expert Justin. I used an RGB to HSV function from some other code I found to get really bright colors. I’ll probably be using bits of this for the final to make sure I’m getting saturated colors.
Pretty simple but it’ my first LED. Arduino feels very confusing right now but thanks to Catherine, I’ve got some pretty sweet guides to help me out.
Alright… time to post some progress…