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## Installation Instructions
-1. Buy [this](http://www.adafruit.com/products/306) from Adafruit
+1. Buy [this](http://www.adafruit.com/products/306) from Adafruit and get it working
2. Install [LPD8806 Arduino library](https://github.com/adafruit/LPD8806)
3. Grab code and load in Eclipse
-4. Convert image files to rainbow data files using `./process.sh input.jpg output.dat`
-5. Send rainbow data files to the LPD8806 using `./engine.sh file.dat`
+4. Load `arduino/rainbowmachine` onto your Arduino
+5. Convert image files to rainbow data files using `./process.sh input.jpg output.dat`
+6. Send rainbow data files to the LPD8806 using `./engine.sh file.dat`
## How it works
A protocol is defined to communicate pixel colours from the computer to the Arduino frame by frame. Combined with an Arduino Uno, 115200 serial baud rate, and Adafruit's SPI high speed library for the LPD8806, rates upwards of 40 FPS have be observed.
-The protocol is presently one-way. The computer streams the data without regard to how the Arduino handles it. Thus, it is the implementor's job to find the proper combination of baud rate and the computer stream rate to find a suitable rate. If the rate is too fast, the Arduino will not be able to properly handle the stream. See [this discussion](http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1177477050).
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+The protocol is presently one-way. The computer streams the data without regard to how the Arduino handles it. Thus, it is the implementor's job to find the proper combination of baud rate and the computer stream rate to find a working configuration. If the rate is too fast, the Arduino will not be able to properly handle the stream. See [this discussion](http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1177477050).

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