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any luck controlling Apa102 SPI with the BBC micro:bit? #679

andrewringler opened this Issue Nov 15, 2018 · 0 comments


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andrewringler commented Nov 15, 2018

Has anyone had any luck controlling an APA102 strip over hardware SPI with the BBC micro:bit? I can control it fine from a micro:bit using hardware SPI pins 13 and 15 using the library and the board and the Arduino IDE, but i've had no luck getting the FastLED library to work. I am using an Adafruit Dotstar branded strip.

I did have to comment out typedef uint8_t boolean; in platforms/arm/nrf51/led_sysdefs_arm_nrf51.h to get the code to compile (since it is defined as typedef bool boolean; in the sandeepmistry board library, but it does then compile and upload to the micro:bit, but then it doesn't update any LEDs. I've tried various combinations of using soft SPI and various speeds from 40 Khz to 8 Mhz with no luck.

Keywords: micro:bit micro bit microbit

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