[Test] A brief demo of the buttons and the serial commands

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EnricoEnrico 01/04/2017 at 23:090 Comments

Here is attached the link of the videos which are showing the utilization of the system.

The first video is a raw button interaction, where I try to select one mode and check what it is by pushing the up and down buttons. If changes the intensity in a discrete way, it is the intensity mode, otherwise it changes the white saturation or selects the color. The button is acquired from the Atmega, which selects, according to the mode, the intensity, white or color and send it in to the FPGA fabric. From there, the PWM output is connected to the 4 LED drivers powered from 9V wall adapter.

The second video is the serial data interpretation. The tool used is a Python one in the links of the project. The tested color pattern is the following, where it is represented in #RRGGBB:

#000000 (all is off), #39ec20, #ff0d0d, #16b8f5, #eb1cf0, #f8ad14, #fef9ed, #403d31, #000000 (all is off).

The data is packed according to a protocol described in the logs, sent to the Atmega and then transferred to the FPGA logic.

Remember that the switch between the serial mode and the user buttons mode is made just by pressing any button or by sending a complete frame over serial. The last mode will take over the previous one, but all the data of the last mode is kept in the Atmega's memory so that when the user will press a button, the previous setting is restored.