I’m looking for a good way to send data to the Arduino. As I am using the FastLED Animation library for the Arduino I cannot make use of the Firmata which is usually my way to go when it comes down to communicate between vvvv and Arduino.
Here’s what I want to do:
The Arduino board is controlling a digital RGB LED light strip. Every LED is individually controllable and one strip consists of 60 LEDs. Each LED can be controlled by either HSV or RGB which means each LED needs to receive three values from vvvv.
As I have 60 LEDs on one strip: 60 x 3 = 180 values in the range of 0 - 255.
I looked up several examples to send values from vvvv to Arduino but so far my attempts didn’t really work out.
I think the general idea is to send a large string to the Arduino which then stores the single values in a large Array and then pushes the values onto the RGB LED strip.
Can anyone point me to good sources / examples on how to set up such a communication?