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by stryker
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Need help undestanding code
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

Re: Need help undestanding code

Where is this code?
by stryker
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Help with scrolling Text
Replies: 19
Views: 15245

Re: Help with scrolling Text

Hi Roman You've not told us how many DMDs you are using in your display nor the size of your font, but you could get an approximation of the message ending in the middle by moving the left side and width of "box1" in the declaration. eg let's pretend it's just one, it might look something like SoftD...
by stryker
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Random Chit-Chat
Topic: Death of our forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 5104

Re: Death of our forum?

Crickets in reply to this. What a shame.

I'm up for a working bee to fix it up too. I'm presuming the forum has tools tools for mods to delete members and all their posts?

Really bizarre these peanuts think posting here gains them any eyeballs. Or is it only targeted because bots find it easy?
by stryker
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Including a new font
Replies: 7
Views: 3644

Re: Including a new font

Did you see that all the font references in this file are called that still? When you #include this font, the file name is not relevant to the compiler but the content is...these lines will mean you're defining a font called Arial_Black_16 regardless what your filename is therefore. #ifndef ARIAL_BL...
by stryker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Including a new font
Replies: 7
Views: 3644

Re: Including a new font

Please upload your font file and I'll give it a try
by stryker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: life time estimation for arduino uno that derive 6 (16*32) dmds
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: life time estimation for arduino uno that derive 6 (16*32) dmds

That project was 100% running, no sleep or low power modes used.
by stryker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: life time estimation for arduino uno that derive 6 (16*32) dmds
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: life time estimation for arduino uno that derive 6 (16*32) dmds

Hi, In this context the Arduino doesn't actually "drive" anything more than it would standalone. The power for the panels does not come from the Arduino, only the controlling signals which are all low power. Your lifetime will therefore be no less than what the Arduino would have been normally. You ...
by stryker
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Including a new font
Replies: 7
Views: 3644

Re: Including a new font

Hi @plito I've always used the alternative #include syntax #include "Arial_black_16.h" so perhaps try #include "fonts/Arial15.h" I just checked now, and even in our newer projects where I use the quoted syntax and DMD2, our custom fonts contained within the older DMD library directory are found and ...
by stryker
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: dmd font 4x7
Replies: 6
Views: 4964

Re: dmd font 4x7

I had a quick look at the other fixed width font that's included with the DMD library, the System5x7 and, like yours the size is defined as 0,0 0x0, 0x0, // size but it has the interesting comment after the same data as follows 0x0, 0x0, // size of zero indicates fixed width font, actual length is w...
by stryker
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Box function and writing ascii with dec
Replies: 6
Views: 3240

Re: Box function and writing ascii with dec

Hi Casey, Not sure if you had a chance to read the above post yet, however it does include an error, anywhere you see this expression decimal += (1 << (i + 1)); it should actually be decimal += (1 << i ); My apologies. And of course I'm presuming that the switches are indexed from 0 to 7, with 0 bei...