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  • Despite apparently successful download of firmware, LightBuddy still making same errors. Interesting, when I attempt change address on a tile, the address doesn't change and the LED doesn't flash, but the 2 tiles that are next in sequence do flash. …
  • Update - decided to try dfu with sudo, and this is what I got: Opening DFU USB device... ID 1d50:60aa Run-time device DFU version 0101 Claiming USB DFU Runtime Interface... Determining device status: state = appIDLE, status = 0 Device really …
  • BTW - good LightBuddy doesn't seem to have any problems, except that is doesn't light up the LED on the tile that is attached to the address programming cable when I run addressidentify.py and enter its address. Other tiles can be ID'd, but for some…
  • The quirky LightBuddy runs it's pre-loaded LED programs fine. It even seems to run python programs like "green.py" and "shimmer.py" OK. "addressprogrammer.py" doesn't work - doesn't flash the LED and doesn't set addresses. This is what I get w…
  • Is there an easy way to restore/update the BlinkyTile's Light Buddy firmware? I'm asking because one of my Light Buddies is acting kind of quirky. Specifically, it doesn't light up the LED the way it's supposed to when you re-program the BlinkyTi…
  • FYI, just finished programming the Leonardo and Metro Mini to control BlinkyTiles using an ir receiver and remote. In case anyone is interested, I explain more, and provide links to code and resources here (along with a comment or two about how g…
  • As long as we're talking about wiring, I thought I would pass along something I haven't found anywhere else. It seems you can connect more than two BlinkyTiles to an edge. I'm interested in connecting a series of dodecahedrons, but I wanted to ch…
  • BTW - I've managed to get my BlinkyTile dodecahedron working very nicely with both the Arduino Leonardo and Adafruit Metro Mini, using Arduino IDE 1.8.5 and Ubuntu 14.04. Daniel Garcia and Mark Kriegsman's FastLED site (http://fastled.io/) is a g…
  • Just got through re-programming an address on one of my BlinkyTiles (http://blinkinlabs.com/blinkytile/changing-addresses-on-your-tiles/). 好玩儿! I need this because I'm planning to cobble together some of my left-over BlinkyTiles to make a e…
  • So, presumably '+' is for 5V input and '-' is for ground? Or should I use the 'GND' pin for ground?
  • Before I start fooling around with PatternPaint uploads to BlinkyTiles, I wanted to ask a couple of questions: If I use the "restore firmware" option, will it restore the original programs (with button selection) to the LightBuddy, or is the fir…
  • I'm interested in powering the Lightbuddy through the pins on the board (rather than through the USB connector). Can I do that? I haven't been able to find a description of the pins. It looks like one of them is labled "3V3". Does that mean it will …
  • Another question regarding BlinkyTile power: Is it possible to daisychain BlinkyTile constructions? That is, could three dodecahedrons be connected in series along their edges with either Blinky connectors or jumper wires? I'm guessing that this …
  • So, as I understand it, the fuse should limit the current sufficiently that the current through the USB doesn't exceed the what either the LightBuddy or PC can handle, while current/power requirements are met by the external supply? Is this correct?…
  • Naive question: I've been reading the discussion above about LightBuddy, Teensy and Fast LED and Arduino, and recently ran across this, regarding the Teensy https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/tutorial.html It describes a process for setting up the…
  • Another question about BlinkyTile programming (this one actually includes wiring as well): I noticed that in Jason Coons' description of using an Arduino to control BlinkyTiles: https://github.com/jasoncoon/BlinkyTileFastLED he connects 5V,…
  • Thanks, Matt. Actually, I think I've started to get the PatternPaint thing figured out. I've also learned a lot by reading the documentation for Daniel Garcia's (https://github.com/focalintent) FastLED library. As far as I can tell, it's sp…
  • Hello Blinky makers. I am new to the discussion forum, so please forgive me if I violate any arcane protocols of maker etiquette. I am planning to get some BlinkyTiles soon and will probably start by building a dodecahedron. I have downloaded and…