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Getting FastLED help

The FastLED community is on Google+.

Before asking the community¬†for support, please remember that they need a reasonable amount of information in order to help. Depending on the issue, here’s some important details to include:

  • What kind of LED’s you’re using.
  • What microcontroller board you’re using.
  • What version of the FastLED library you’re using.
  • What version of Arduino IDE you’re using.
  • What OS you’re building from.
  • A circuit diagram/layout (try using Fritzing to show it).
  • A copy of your .ino file (copy it to www.pastebin.com or gist.github.com).
  • Essentially, give us EVERYTHING in excruciating detail.
  • Provide specifics on how/where it’s all being powered up.
  • That would be pins, voltages, power supply used. . . every . . single . . wire.
  • Try and remove all the superfluous code and minimize the amount of code that exhibits the issue.
  • Oh, and triple check EVERYTHING. Again!
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Costing a FastLED Display Locally

Here’s an approximate cost breakdown if I were to head into some local electronics stores to purchase components for my portable displays:

Miscellaneous items include zip tie, solder, a few sizes of heat shrink tubing.

Then there’s my labour at a minimum of $40/hr and it takes about 45 minutes to build one.

Oh, did I mention all the time I spent learning/developing the coding and techniques?

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