Using Processing or Python freezes my BlinkyTape

Whenever I try to use my tape through Python or Processing using the examples in BlinkyTape_Processing and BlinkyTape_Python, the lights freeze and will not reset unless I pull the power.

Is there something special I need to do to get my BlinkyTape to listen for those commands and execute them? Is there a specific firmware I need to load up?


  • Hmm, that's strange. How long does it take before they freeze?

    We've had an issue in some cases where the computer was feeding data to the tape too quickly, which will overrun its buffers and crash the program on the controller, but there should be safeguards against this in the low-level classes or libraries...also, is this a new problem?
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