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  1. Thanks for the thorough explanation Paul. It...

    Thanks for the thorough explanation Paul. It completely caught me out. Iíve used teensy for a few years so I just got used to plug in and play. However, I can fully understand people going to...
  2. Well i'll be dammned. That is all that was...

    Well i'll be dammned. That is all that was needed. Feel pretty silly right now.

    Port recognised, all working good now
    Thank you very much.
  3. I am using windows 10 Everything installed...

    I am using windows 10
    Everything installed properly. I don't think anything was off. No error messages or anything appeared. It was a straight forward install.
    I did the Arduino IDE first(newest...
  4. Arduino IDE is not recognising port. Device Manager does not show port

    I have been using Arduino IDE for about 2 years with no problems. I use it with the Teensy 3.2 with the teensyduinio software(https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_download.html) but recently I updated the...
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    @Donziboy/defragster/KurtE Thanks guys, I have...

    @Donziboy/defragster/KurtE
    Thanks guys, I have quite a bit to go from there. I hope you dont mind if I ask a few questions here and there.

    At the minute, my main question is have I got the wiring...
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    KurtE I have just purchased a RTC now, as I seem...

    KurtE
    I have just purchased a RTC now, as I seem to have mis understood that part.

    But that aside, it would still be good to understand how to connect the Teensy and ESP up, even if i was to use...
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    Hi Donzi I have considered that, but my concern...

    Hi Donzi
    I have considered that, but my concern is that if the Teensy loses power then the RTC will go out of sync, whereas with wifi it is always correct...
    This is correct right?
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    I have seen these inparticular: ...

    I have seen these inparticular:
    https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/27850-A-Guide-To-Using-ESP8266-With-TEENSY-3
    https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/26873-ESP8266-with-Teensy?highlight=teensy+wifi+esp8266
    ...
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    Hi guys, sorry to bump my own post, but can...

    Hi guys, sorry to bump my own post, but can anyone help?
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    Teensy 3.2 + Esp8266 + Time

    Hi all

    I have some strip lights (APA102) lights working alongside a PIC motion sensor, controlled by a Teensy 3.2. I am really happy with them, however, there is no need for them to come on in the...
  11. Thanks Gremlin, really nice answer :) Sticking...

    Thanks Gremlin, really nice answer :)

    Sticking with the Octo example; to rephrase so I can understand properly:
    1)the resistor next to the Octo would be used to limit any damage happening to the...
  12. Resistors education please- with prop shield and with normal Teensy 3.2

    I am currently trying to understand the full role of what 'things' do in circuitry and resistors crop up quite often. I understand their basic role is to create a resistance, however quite often I...
  13. Got it working. So need to power it up with GND...

    Got it working.
    So need to power it up with GND and 5V Power
    11 to 11 and 13 to 13
    7 is set to high
    and then data and clock to feed the led strip.
    as you say, power for led strip does not need...
  14. To be honest, I don't really understand what you...

    To be honest, I don't really understand what you have said there on the whole.
    I can see this schematic on the link you have said, but I don't see how that shows the links to the Teensy, because I...
  15. Connecting Teensy 3.2 to Prop shield for LED strip(APA102)

    Just wanting to know what connects where.
    I have already soldered some pin headers to my Teensy which means that I am unable to connect it to the prop shield dieectly so I need to wire from Teensy...
  16. Thanks for the help here guys. I really do...

    Thanks for the help here guys. I really do appreciate it...from the many of you who have posted.
    I have now purchased a handful of low cost Prop shields, however I am in the UK so it will take a...
  17. I feel like I have just been slapped in the face....

    I feel like I have just been slapped in the face. I genuinely had no idea of this at all. I have no previous electronic background, so I have kind of been just going along with it, but I assumed with...
  18. Hi Gtemlin yep, just looking for eye level...

    Hi Gtemlin
    yep, just looking for eye level synchronisation. In fact as long as they are looking the same all is good.
    the pattern would be the same on a single section, but all three sections can...
  19. connecting strips of APA1012 together, but not neededing sync / OctoWs2811

    I have lots of APA102 5m strips, and I have been asked to do a bit of a project, I have played around a bit and I have a solution to it, but was curious what other people's view would be on it.

    I...
  20. That is absolutely fine. Just out of interest...

    That is absolutely fine.
    Just out of interest more than anything else, what is your job? Or are you a really good enthusiast?
  21. Hey HWGuy got it all sorted first go, thank you...

    Hey HWGuy
    got it all sorted first go, thank you ever so much for that!
    thanks for the reads too.

    Only a thought, not an action, but I may need to have it so Slaves can send back to master in the...
  22. http://i.imgur.com/CngRzVU.jpg I got it...

    http://i.imgur.com/CngRzVU.jpg

    I got it working.
    I changed everything, so the two Teensy's, the two transceivers and made sure all the wires were working....the problem....one of the transceivers...
  23. Not really sure why the light was on for the...

    Not really sure why the light was on for the Teensy, after re-wiring all the wires but it is no longer turned on.
    Followed the steps you said and my conclusion is that there seems to be an error...
  24. @Paul Stoffregen, thanks for the info. I had no...

    @Paul Stoffregen, thanks for the info. I had no idea about that
    @HWGuy
    Ah right, so by activate DE or RE and as a result of that the DI or RO can be utilised?

    Both Teensies are powered

    sorry...
  25. Ok, the Rs-485 thing makes sense. So using DE...

    Ok, the Rs-485 thing makes sense. So using DE data is sent, and RE data is receieved, or in state to send/receive right?
    When you talk about hard wiring the direction pins, what is meant by that?...
  26. Thanks HWGuy! I have the TX RX working now and...

    Thanks HWGuy!
    I have the TX RX working now and that is a good start. Allieved a lot of annoyance which has been building up as I could not get it too work, so thank you :)

    Regarding the rS485...
  27. Hey so I used this code below: #include...

    Hey so I used this code below:



    #include <EasyTransfer.h>

    //create two objects
    EasyTransfer ETin, ETout;

    int led1;
  28. Thanks for the wiring note HWGuy @Constantin ...

    Thanks for the wiring note HWGuy

    @Constantin

    I have downloaded and started using Bill Porters library, but I am kinda running around in the dark here.

    So far what I would like is for this to...
  29. Connecting 2 or more Teensy together with RS485

    Hi guys

    So I have decided to connect my Teensys together with RS-485. I have made a start but not all is working smoothly.

    The stuff I have read up on are:
    RS 485 Wiring
    Connections and...
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    hey guys, sorry about disappearing, I went on...

    hey guys, sorry about disappearing, I went on holiday and was then ill after that, so been MIA

    @ xenomoar/tni et al.
    You say it should go like this if the distance between my teensy and the first...
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    hey tni At the moment what I have is this, as...

    hey tni

    At the moment what I have is this, as you suggested in a previous post
    Teensy-->Normal wire-->buffer-->Normal wire-->APA102
    In addition, at the end of every 5m strip, I have put in a...
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    I will have a go at surface mount some time, but...

    I will have a go at surface mount some time, but for the moment i will stick to what I know
    however thank for giving me the confidence to try it, would not have even considered approaching it before...
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    I will try to work with the first link you posted...

    I will try to work with the first link you posted and tell you how that goes (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/buffers/0308231/)

    My issue with SMD devices is basically that they are incredibly small....
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    tni, how is this for a Schmitt Trigger buffer?...

    tni,
    how is this for a Schmitt Trigger buffer?
    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/schmitt-trigger-inverters/0306358/
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    I would like to apply the voltage more regularly,...

    I would like to apply the voltage more regularly, however the strips I am using are waterproof and the only access is every 5m, hence adding it every 5m.
    Is it a reasonable possibility that having...
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    From what I understand, and what I see from my...

    From what I understand, and what I see from my LED's, Gremlin sounds right. I do not have access to an oscilloscope so I cannot verify myself but I am willing to try some things. Regarding a Schmitt...
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    Teensy with APA102 for many strips

    Hi

    I am trying to connect 100m+ of APA102 strips together to create a continuous strip whilst running at at least 12Mhz. I can get it to run at lower speeds(~6-8Mhz), however as I approach faster...
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    Thanks xenomoar and tni, was worried about cost...

    Thanks xenomoar and tni, was worried about cost escalating there!

    @tni
    I thought APA102 should be able to run at 12Mhz for 1 few thousand too, however it does not. I will make a new thread for...
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    hi Tni I have looked up what the RS485 is, and...

    hi Tni

    I have looked up what the RS485 is, and it makes sense for me to get one, when looking around I relised that they cost about £300/$450, is this right? any chance that you could link me to...
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    @Ben I have neevr done a master/slave combo with...

    @Ben
    I have neevr done a master/slave combo with the Teensy
    could you give a very basic sketch that I can work off - for example if you had an LED on pin 13 on Teensy 1(master), Teensy 2(slave) and...
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    @Ben I have stable power supply, and I have...

    @Ben
    I have stable power supply, and I have lowered the frequency and it is more stable, however it becomes too slow for what I want if I do lower it

    @Frank B
    I will try that, I'm not overly...
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    Connecting 2 or more Teensy together

    Hi all

    I am using the Teensy 3.2 with APA102 lights and FastLED library for coding the Adruino IDE.

    I am looking to drive the LED's as fast as possible and also as accurately too.
    The process...
  43. My guess is there is some sort of coding error i...

    My guess is there is some sort of coding error i put in, or that as I have left it alone for a period of time it has sorted itself out. I say this because I only touched it today, after not using it...
  44. Ok well im going away for the weekend starting...

    Ok

    well im going away for the weekend starting early tomorrow morning, so i can give my Teensy and Windows a break, however what I stil ldo not understand is how can it work for one sketch and not...
  45. I think something was wrong with the wiring hence...

    I think something was wrong with the wiring hence the overheat, but I did say that I removed all wires after it happened, so after that I may well have put it right. Please see the image for the...
  46. Frank Image is here:...

    Frank

    Image is here: http://postimg.org/image/i85pdlwsb/
  47. defragster I installed the TYQT and honestly...

    defragster

    I installed the TYQT and honestly have no idea what it is. What is it meant to do? What is it an alternative for?
    Also what is an IDE SerMon?

    i would rather rectify whatever has...
  48. I just did blink and that worked fine, altered...

    I just did blink and that worked fine, altered speed from 1000ms down to 100ms then down to 20ms, they work fine.
    I then tried to do the rainbow one, and something odd happened, but I do not know...
  49. Thanks for the reply, but i am not sure what I am...

    Thanks for the reply, but i am not sure what I am to take from it?

    I clicked the Verbose button and it shows a load of info when I upload, am I looking for something from here?
    End of the day, my...
  50. Help Please: Error while setting serial port parameters: 115,200 N 8 1

    Hello

    I have ran into a problem (outlined below) and I have tried many things to overcome it but to no avail. Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

    I have been using my Teensy for...
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