The 2016 San Francisco Maker Faire included some new Elite-contributed kits. One of those kits is the RGB Pixel Clock kit based on the new (v4) RGB Matrix Panel shield as designed by yours truly. This will be the community topic for questions, ideas, suggestions, issues, or pretty much everything else related to the RGB Pixel Clock Kit. Here are some first looks at the new kit:
It uses a 32x32 RGB matrix panel, the new (lower profile) RGB Matrix Panel shield which now includes a hardware SPI microSD socket, a power supply and a microSD card. What is so cool is that some amazing projects are being powered by this Kit including the RGBPongClock, and @Moors7 incredibly cool Word Clock. For sports fans, there is also the Live Sports Scoreboard. I can’t wait to see what else this community contributes!
The github containing the kit assembly and links to the code can be found here, where pull requests are highly welcome:
Unable to complete setup since the compile failed.
We received an error when verifying
“1_rgbpongclock.cpp:22:70: fatal error: Adafruit_mGFX.h: No such file or directory** SparkIntervalTimer”
Anyone else tried to verify 1_ RGBPONGCLOCK.INO?
We are stuck with our Photon breathing cyan and waiting for code.
The missing libraries have to be imported in order to be used
One library depending on another should not bring its own copy of such library to stay up-to-date with bugfixes.
And if you are using Web IDE the include statements should look like this #include "LibraryName/LibraryName.h"
Given your error message, I’d say that code was originally not meant for Web IDE, so this alteration has to be done (or when the library gets imported correctly, you just remove the redundant include statement).
@ScruffR, you are correct that three other libraries must the “attached” in order for the app to compile, One thing different about the RGBPixelClock library is that the RGBPongClock code was added as an example so it could be edited freely. As a library file, it would not be editable.
The RGBMatrixShield will work with 6mm and 5mm panels though as you point out, not all panels are created the same.
I like the new shield! What 2x12 connectors did you go with for the Photon? I think I’d want short connectors for the Photon to make sure it was seated well, and a tall connector for the panel. It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like that’s what you did. Hoping I can pick one of these up along with the word clock frame in the US soon.
@mspiels, there are a number of Maker Faire kits that will be made available in the Particle shop though I’m not sure when. As for the shield itself, I need to discuss with the great Particle folks how to proceed with it.
@RWB, @trunet, I’m back. If you want to purchase some boards, I believe I can ship 2 in a single packet envelope for $7.50 worldwide. You can do a paypal payment to my paypal using email@example.com