@kriegsman kriegsman released this Jan 13, 2018 · 13 commits to master since this release

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Releasing community-contributed support for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, Gemma, Trinket m0, ATmega328 non-'p', PJRC's WS2812Serial driver, as well as a number of bugfixes and small improvements to ESP32 support and Makefile-based compilation. Thanks to the FastLED community for all the contributions and support!
(we skipped v3.1.7)

Jan 12, 2018
MEK: updating release notes for 3.1.7, including thank-yous

@kriegsman kriegsman released this Aug 16, 2017 · 28 commits to master since this release

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Releasing support for Teensy 3.6, ESP32, ATtinyX41, and the OctoWS2811 adapter, as well as a number of bugfixes and small improvements.

@focalintent focalintent released this Sep 13, 2016 · 82 commits to master since this release

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Primarily a bugfix release - lots of bug fixes over 3.1, as well as ESP8266 support and some other toys.

@focalintent focalintent released this Sep 24, 2015 · 289 commits to master since this release

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We're proud to announce the full release of FastLED version 3.1, an open source LED animation library for Arduino.

In the eleven months since the last release, FastLED has become even more capable, even more compatible, and yes, even faster. Here are some highlights of what's new in FastLED v3.1 over and above the 3.0 release:

  • Support for even more microcontroller chips and boards
  • High-performance parallel output on Arduino Due and Teensy 3.x
  • Literally the fastest-possible driver for the Neopixel WS2812 family of LEDs on standard ATmega-based Arduinos
  • New animation tools like periodic timers and color crossfades

A big thanks goes out to the vibrant and growing FastLED community, who've helped shape and refine this library, and who have built some absolutely amazing projects with it. You rock. Keep it up!

Here's some more detail on what's in the FastLED v3.1 release:

New Microcontroller Support Added

  • Arduino Zero
  • Teensy-LC
  • RFDuino
  • Sparkcore
  • Many new AVR-based platforms
  • Continued support for popular Arduino boards (Uno, Duo, Leonardo, Nano, Micro, etc.), the Adafruit Trinket, Gemma, and Flora, the Digistump DigiX, as well as PJRC Teensy 2, Teensy 3.0, and Teensy 3.1.

Continued LED Support
FastLED v3.1 continues support for more than a dozen popular addressable LEDs: NeoPixel, WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, DotStar, APA102, APA104, GW6205/GW6205_400, P9813 Total Control Lighting LEDs, USC1903_400, Pixelmatix SmartMatrix, WS2801, LPD8806, LPD1886, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, and SM16716!

New Library Features

  • Parallel output on multiple pins on Arduino Due, Teensy 3.0, and Teensy 3.1
  • Interrupt processing supported on Arduino Due, Teensy 3.0, Teensy 3.1, even when using Neopixel WS2812 family LEDs (WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B)
  • Improved SPI device sharing on the Teensy 3.0 and Teensy 3.1
  • Refresh rate auto-capping for LEDs that have a maximum update speed (e.g. Neopixel WS2812 family)
  • Support for Arduino 1.6.x IDE and gcc 4.8.1
  • Literally the fastest output physically possible for Neopixel WS2812 family LEDs.

New Library Functions

  • Recurring event triggers EVERY_N_MILLISECONDS, EVERY_N_SECONDS, EVERY_N_MINUTES, and EVERY_N_HOURS
  • Smooth crossfade between multiple color palettes
  • Define color palettes as a series of connected gradients
  • Recover approximate HSV color from RGB values with rgb2hsv_approximate
  • Ability to store one bit of user data in a CRGB, often invisibly
  • New named color "FairyLight" approximates incandescent holiday lights
  • Additional new functions for color gamma correction
  • Fast, compact routines for 8-bit average and modulo, and for 16-bit square root
  • random8 is now much more random

Backward Compatibility

  • Everything in FastLED v3.1 should be backward compatible with FastLED v3.0, with one exception:
  • We changed from the old symbol name "BLEND" to the new symbol name "LINEARBLEND" for ColorFromPalette, to avoid conflicts with another codebase. Simply replace "BLEND" with "LINEARBLEND" and your code should compile and run as before.

And Also

  • New example "DemoReel100": six animations in 100 lines of code
  • Access to thousands of designer color palettes from cpt-city
  • "FastLED6502" for Apple ][, ][+, //e, and //gs (unsupported!)
  • Lots of code cleanup for improved maintainability, readability, and theoretical future sanity
  • New and improved documentation
  • And, as the apps say, "bug fixes and performance improvements."

-Daniel Garcia & Mark Kriegsman, September 2015

@focalintent focalintent released this Nov 9, 2014 · 618 commits to master since this release

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  • Bring issue #96 fix over, fixes building for Yun for some people
  • Fix issue #90 (tentatively) - gcc 4.8.x and later support for avr platforms
  • Fix Issue #67 (tentatively) - arduino 1.5.7 and later support for avr platforms
  • Fix Issue #89 for people using Pin 13 for their leds and the power management code.

(Note: Arduino 1.5.7/1.5.8 still has some issues with the Due. If you need to use arduino 1.5.8 and a due, the FastLED 3.1 branch is currently working with that combination)

Reminder: When installing, unzip the source zip and rename it to FastLED and move it to your Arduino/libraries folder (remove old versions of the library first, both from FastLED as well as FastSPI_LED).

FastLED 2.1 3.0.1

We're proud to announce a fabulous new version of FastLED, an open source LED animation library for Arduino. This new version supports lots of new hardware and also includes:

  • vibrant new color, light, and power controls,
  • more than ten new example animations for you to remix (including 'fire'),
  • high performance math functions including fast sine and cosine, and
  • absolutely the fastest Perlin/Simplex noise generators ever seen on Arduino.

A big thanks goes out to the entire FastLED community, who've helped shape and refine this library, and who have built some absolutely stunning projects with it.

Here's some more detail on what's in this release:

New Microcontroller Support Added

  • Arduino Due
  • Teensy 3.1
  • Digistump DigiX
  • Continued support for most other Arduino boards (Uno, Leonardo, Nano, Micro, etc.), the Adafruit Trinket, Gemma, and Flora, as well as PJRC Teensy 2 and Teensy 3.0.

New LED Chip Support Added

  • APA102
  • APA104
  • GW6205 / GW6205_400
  • LPD1886
  • P9813 Total Control Lighting LEDs
  • USC1903_400
  • SmartMatrix
  • Continued support for NeoPixel, WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, WS2801, LPD8806, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, and SM16716!

New Color, Light, and Power Controls

  • Programmable Color Palettes (CLUTs)
  • High-speed temporal dithering for smooth dimming with the master brightness control
  • Ability to calibrate each strip's RGB colors
  • Ability to adjust the LED white point / temperature
  • Ability to automatically limit LED power draw (current)

Perlin/Simplex Noise

  • 1- 2- and 3-dimensional Perlin/Simplex noise
  • Multiple octave noise support
  • Example sketches using 'noise' for animated texture generation

New Example Sketches

  • XYMatrix - show how to use a 2-D matrix of leds
  • Fire2012 - simple, fast fire simulation
  • Perlin/Simplex Noise - dynamic texture animation examples
  • ColorPalette - showing how to use color palettes (CLUTs)
  • ColorTemperature - color correction and white point adjustment
  • Examples showing how to drive multiple independent LED strips

High Performance Math Package

  • High-speed sine and cosine
  • Cubic, triangle, and quadratic wave functions
  • In/Out easing functions

And Also...

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements, and
  • A big, shiny new version number to go with all this great code

Daniel Garcia & Mark Kriegsman, October 2014

@focalintent focalintent released this Nov 8, 2014 · 620 commits to master since this release

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  • Fix issue #90 (tentatively) - gcc 4.8.x and later support for avr platforms
  • Fix Issue #67 (tentatively) - arduino 1.5.7 and later support for avr platforms
  • Fix Issue #89 for people using Pin 13 for their leds and the power management code.

Reminder: When installing, unzip the source zip and rename it to FastLED and move it to your Arduino/libraries folder (remove old versions of the library first, both from FastLED as well as FastSPI_LED).

FastLED 2.1 3.0.1

We're proud to announce a fabulous new version of FastLED, an open source LED animation library for Arduino. This new version supports lots of new hardware and also includes:

  • vibrant new color, light, and power controls,
  • more than ten new example animations for you to remix (including 'fire'),
  • high performance math functions including fast sine and cosine, and
  • absolutely the fastest Perlin/Simplex noise generators ever seen on Arduino.

A big thanks goes out to the entire FastLED community, who've helped shape and refine this library, and who have built some absolutely stunning projects with it.

Here's some more detail on what's in this release:

New Microcontroller Support Added

  • Arduino Due
  • Teensy 3.1
  • Digistump DigiX
  • Continued support for most other Arduino boards (Uno, Leonardo, Nano, Micro, etc.), the Adafruit Trinket, Gemma, and Flora, as well as PJRC Teensy 2 and Teensy 3.0.

New LED Chip Support Added

  • APA102
  • APA104
  • GW6205 / GW6205_400
  • LPD1886
  • P9813 Total Control Lighting LEDs
  • USC1903_400
  • SmartMatrix
  • Continued support for NeoPixel, WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, WS2801, LPD8806, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, and SM16716!

New Color, Light, and Power Controls

  • Programmable Color Palettes (CLUTs)
  • High-speed temporal dithering for smooth dimming with the master brightness control
  • Ability to calibrate each strip's RGB colors
  • Ability to adjust the LED white point / temperature
  • Ability to automatically limit LED power draw (current)

Perlin/Simplex Noise

  • 1- 2- and 3-dimensional Perlin/Simplex noise
  • Multiple octave noise support
  • Example sketches using 'noise' for animated texture generation

New Example Sketches

  • XYMatrix - show how to use a 2-D matrix of leds
  • Fire2012 - simple, fast fire simulation
  • Perlin/Simplex Noise - dynamic texture animation examples
  • ColorPalette - showing how to use color palettes (CLUTs)
  • ColorTemperature - color correction and white point adjustment
  • Examples showing how to drive multiple independent LED strips

High Performance Math Package

  • High-speed sine and cosine
  • Cubic, triangle, and quadratic wave functions
  • In/Out easing functions

And Also...

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements, and
  • A big, shiny new version number to go with all this great code

Daniel Garcia & Mark Kriegsman, October 2014

@focalintent focalintent released this Oct 29, 2014 · 624 commits to master since this release

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  • Fix Issue #89 for people using Pin 13 for their leds and the power management code.

Reminder: When installing, unzip the source zip and rename it to FastLED and move it to your Arduino/libraries folder (remove old versions of the library first, both from FastLED as well as FastSPI_LED).

FastLED 2.1 3.0.1

We're proud to announce a fabulous new version of FastLED, an open source LED animation library for Arduino. This new version supports lots of new hardware and also includes:

  • vibrant new color, light, and power controls,
  • more than ten new example animations for you to remix (including 'fire'),
  • high performance math functions including fast sine and cosine, and
  • absolutely the fastest Perlin/Simplex noise generators ever seen on Arduino.

A big thanks goes out to the entire FastLED community, who've helped shape and refine this library, and who have built some absolutely stunning projects with it.

Here's some more detail on what's in this release:

New Microcontroller Support Added

  • Arduino Due
  • Teensy 3.1
  • Digistump DigiX
  • Continued support for most other Arduino boards (Uno, Leonardo, Nano, Micro, etc.), the Adafruit Trinket, Gemma, and Flora, as well as PJRC Teensy 2 and Teensy 3.0.

New LED Chip Support Added

  • APA102
  • APA104
  • GW6205 / GW6205_400
  • LPD1886
  • P9813 Total Control Lighting LEDs
  • USC1903_400
  • SmartMatrix
  • Continued support for NeoPixel, WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, WS2801, LPD8806, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, and SM16716!

New Color, Light, and Power Controls

  • Programmable Color Palettes (CLUTs)
  • High-speed temporal dithering for smooth dimming with the master brightness control
  • Ability to calibrate each strip's RGB colors
  • Ability to adjust the LED white point / temperature
  • Ability to automatically limit LED power draw (current)

Perlin/Simplex Noise

  • 1- 2- and 3-dimensional Perlin/Simplex noise
  • Multiple octave noise support
  • Example sketches using 'noise' for animated texture generation

New Example Sketches

  • XYMatrix - show how to use a 2-D matrix of leds
  • Fire2012 - simple, fast fire simulation
  • Perlin/Simplex Noise - dynamic texture animation examples
  • ColorPalette - showing how to use color palettes (CLUTs)
  • ColorTemperature - color correction and white point adjustment
  • Examples showing how to drive multiple independent LED strips

High Performance Math Package

  • High-speed sine and cosine
  • Cubic, triangle, and quadratic wave functions
  • In/Out easing functions

And Also...

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements, and
  • A big, shiny new version number to go with all this great code

Daniel Garcia & Mark Kriegsman, October 2014

@focalintent focalintent released this Oct 27, 2014 · 625 commits to master since this release

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Reminder: When installing, unzip the source zip and rename it to FastLED and move it to your Arduino/libraries folder (remove old versions of the library first, both from FastLED as well as FastSPI_LED).

FastLED 2.1 3.0

We're proud to announce a fabulous new version of FastLED, an open source LED animation library for Arduino. This new version supports lots of new hardware and also includes:

  • vibrant new color, light, and power controls,
  • more than ten new example animations for you to remix (including 'fire'),
  • high performance math functions including fast sine and cosine, and
  • absolutely the fastest Perlin/Simplex noise generators ever seen on Arduino.

A big thanks goes out to the entire FastLED community, who've helped shape and refine this library, and who have built some absolutely stunning projects with it.

Here's some more detail on what's in this release:

New Microcontroller Support Added

  • Arduino Due
  • Teensy 3.1
  • Digistump DigiX
  • Continued support for most other Arduino boards (Uno, Leonardo, Nano, Micro, etc.), the Adafruit Trinket, Gemma, and Flora, as well as PJRC Teensy 2 and Teensy 3.0.

New LED Chip Support Added

  • APA102
  • APA104
  • GW6205 / GW6205_400
  • LPD1886
  • P9813 Total Control Lighting LEDs
  • USC1903_400
  • SmartMatrix
  • Continued support for NeoPixel, WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, WS2801, LPD8806, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, and SM16716!

New Color, Light, and Power Controls

  • Programmable Color Palettes (CLUTs)
  • High-speed temporal dithering for smooth dimming with the master brightness control
  • Ability to calibrate each strip's RGB colors
  • Ability to adjust the LED white point / temperature
  • Ability to automatically limit LED power draw (current)

Perlin/Simplex Noise

  • 1- 2- and 3-dimensional Perlin/Simplex noise
  • Multiple octave noise support
  • Example sketches using 'noise' for animated texture generation

New Example Sketches

  • XYMatrix - show how to use a 2-D matrix of leds
  • Fire2012 - simple, fast fire simulation
  • Perlin/Simplex Noise - dynamic texture animation examples
  • ColorPalette - showing how to use color palettes (CLUTs)
  • ColorTemperature - color correction and white point adjustment
  • Examples showing how to drive multiple independent LED strips

High Performance Math Package

  • High-speed sine and cosine
  • Cubic, triangle, and quadratic wave functions
  • In/Out easing functions

And Also...

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements, and
  • A big, shiny new version number to go with all this great code

Daniel Garcia & Mark Kriegsman, October 2014

Oct 24, 2014