stumbling across @apnoe))'s shout today, stating he’s experiencing problems and asking for the files from the NODE10 workshop and ((user:u7angel askign for a thread, here it is ;)
can’t tell what @apnoe))'s problems are but remembering the workshop by Massimo Banzi, user:ales9000 and another fine Italian (sorry mate, can’t remember your name) employed a selfpatched version of ArduinoFirmata. we were asked to replace the original ArduinoFirmata with their version, which presumably is a recent version of Firmata (2.1?). to use the servo motors in the workshop, we were given Arduinos with yet another patched Firmata version. what and why exactly it has been patched … unfortunately i missed to ask. would be cool if ((user:ales9000 tells us the difference.
the files used in the workshop aren’t available anymore, the directory is empty. provided it makes sense and it’s ok for @ales9000, i can upload them here.
anyway, would be großartig if @wirmachenbunt)) updates ((node:ArduinoFirmata to 2.1. in any case, could this also be used on a wiring board? i have both and would love to use wiring too …
apnoe, that all sounds very special to me . i testet the plugin with the classic arduino board. i don’t know anything about seeduino nor the special needs of the mega2560.
what do you mean with v-firmata-helppatch ? what’s that?
i propose trying the firmata code on your board with any other software which can communicate using the protocol. if that’s working then yes, there seems something wrong with the vvvv implementation. which one do you actually use ? a patch or a plugin ???
on the classic arduino(duemilanove) everything’s running smoothly on the old firmata plug-in version 0.1 and the vvvv-helppatch(Firmata(Devices)help) http://vvvv.org/sites/default/files/user-files/firmata0.1plugin.zip.
but on the mega 2560 it’s not. with the firmata plug-in from node10 joreg just posted, the pwm-pins are working but the digitals aren’t.
ok thanx for the info. the plugin and firmata most definetely wont work with the 2560 because there aren’t that many inputs outputs defined. well i can speak for the plugin. it only works with I/O numbers of the duemilanove and below.
looks like you have to make your own implementation for this new board. either as a patch or look at the plugin code.
thx for the mega 2560 feedback! the old 1280 mega works fine for me too.
from the code point of view, all boards should work with some refinements on the number of inputs/outputs through the inspector.
take a look at the plugin in the current alpha build, i pushed some fixes and the nice feature of “capability reports”, from which you can see, what your board is capable of.