22 January 2013

New DMX RDM Library for Arduino available

I just published an new Arduino project on my web site that implements an DMX RDM Device using the DMXShield.

From the beginning the DMXSerial library was designed to send and receive DMX data packets. Now it is extended to support RDM packets as well. I had to overcome several pitfalls and stumbling blocks while extending the DMXSerial implementation and I will keep the current version because it needs only a very small amount of program data. The RDM extended version will be DMXSerial2.

What you can find in the attached zip file right now is an ARDUINO project including all the files you need to compile. Because it is still in WIP (work in progress) I did not extract the DMXSerial2 files into a library format yet.

see: RDM Library for Arduino (DMXSerial2)

10 January 2013

DMX Shield for Arduino is also working with RDM

DMX Shield for Arduino

The last weeks I spent some time in extending the DMXSerial library for Arduino to support the DMX - RDM protocol by using the DMX Shield for Arduino.

A prototype version (proof of concept state) is already working. So now I know that the layout of the shield is RDM compatible.

But there is still some work to do for the library. I’ll try to publish a new version of the DMX library in some weeks.

If you are interested in co-working please let me know.