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by dmitryp
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam,

Please try the updated driver and run PT6311_Test03_Sketch.ino again - it has two parts now, one demonstrates how to flash with digits, one shows how to flash with special symbols. Tested it to the best of my abilities - should work.

Thank you,
Dmitry
by dmitryp
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam,

Yes, it does make sense - it is an expected behaviour (well, going backwards from very last index to the very first but this is how it is done in the sketch).

OK... special symbols are next :)

Thank you,
Dmitry
by dmitryp
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam, In VFDPanel_19S9D.h please replace uint8_t getFlashAttr(uint8_t index); with uint16_t getFlashAttr(uint8_t index); in VFDPanel_19S9D.cpp please replace uint8_t VFD_19S9D::getFlashAttr(uint8_t index) with uint16_t VFD_19S9D::getFlashAttr(uint8_t index) and replace if (( _flashAttr >> _col ) &...
by dmitryp
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam, I see, it is better not to use extra buffer then. Ok, I'll have a look tonight - should be something trivial. If you don't see flicker effect, there are good chances that we can make the logic a bit more complicated to make special symbols flash as well without detrimental change. Thank you,...
by dmitryp
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam, Please try the updated driver and run PT6311_Test03_Sketch.ino sketch. Digits are supposed to be flashing one by one, in other words, one flashing digit at a time. I have some doubts if it is fast enough and there is no visible flickering effect... but if there is then we would need to sacri...
by dmitryp
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam,

Good, today-tomorrow I will be sending update that allows flashing (blinking) for digits and special symbols. It is a bit tricky but I think I figured out already how to implement it in NOT very cumbersome way and at the same time make the algorithm fast enough.

Thank you,
Dmitry
by dmitryp
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam,

In VFDPanel_19S9D.cpp in void VFD_19S9D::renderFlame() try to replace

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    _vfdFrame[VFD_FLAME_ADDR] |= 1 << flameState;


with

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    _vfdFrame[VFD_FLAME_ADDR] |= flameState;


This should fix the flame.

Thank you,
Dmitry
by dmitryp
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam,

Good :)
The only unusual part is that flame control was the easiest thing to implement...

Will be sending to you update soon.

Thank you,
Dmitry
by dmitryp
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam, Please try the updated driver, PT6311_Test02_Sketch.ino sketch. The following methods have been appended: void symbolOn(uint8_t symbol_idx); void symbolOff(uint8_t symbol_idx); void setFlame(uint8_t flame_idx); ... which covers control for all special symbols on your VFD panel. Sorry, didn't...
by dmitryp
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller
Replies: 56
Views: 101514

Re: Driving VFD panels with PT6311 controller

Hi Sam, Great! Can you show me how to light the special segments like degree symbol? Is this already incorporated or does it need more coding? Yes, a few improvements still need to be done - to be able to control those 'Timer', 'Smoker', 'Oven' etc signs independently of digits (because they sometim...

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