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This project is licensed under Creatice Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)

RGBDigit

Arduino library for http://rgbdigit.com/

The purpose of this library is to provide a simple and intuitive interface to programming an RGBDigit.

Note that it is a work in progress. Not all functionality (like reading temerature values) is covered yet.

Installation instructions

  • Download the zip file
  • Extract it to your Arduino library folder
  • Rename the RGBDigit-master folder to RGBDigit

You also have to download and install the following libraries:

Use the sketches in the Examples directory to test the library!

Segments per digit and choice of NeoPixel type

You can ignore this section if you are working with the standard RGBDigit module.

If you have made your own RGBDigit then you can use this section to set the library up for your digit.

Segments per digit

The standard 7-segment display has 8 segments (7 for the digit and a decimal point). If your display has only the 7 (ie no decimal point) then you need to call the constructor specifying that there are 7 segments per digit as opposed to the default 8.

RGBDigit rgbDigit(nDigits, 6); in the examples becomes RGBDigit rgbDigit(nDigits, 6, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800, 7);

Choice of NeoPixel type

The standard RGBDigit module uses the type NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800 but if you've made your own this might be different. This may cause incorrect colours to display for example. You can set the type of NeoPixel to use in the constructor:

RGBDigit rgbDigit(nDigits, 6); in the examples becomes RGBDigit rgbDigit(nDigits, 6, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800); (simply use the appropriate definition from the documentation of the Arduino_NeoPixel library. If the option is omitted it defaults to NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800.

Class methods

Note that for all digit parameters, the first digit has index 0, the second digit has index 1, etc.

Where segmentsPerDigit is not specified in the constructor call, or is set to 8; the segment parameters can be values from 0 to 7, every number corresponding to the following positions:

   0
5     1
   6
4     2
   3      7

Where segmentsPerDigit is set to 7 the segment parameters can be values from 0 to 6 (no decimal point) and correspond to the following positions:

   0
5     1
   6
4     2
   3
RGBDigit(int nDigits, int pin = 12, neoPixelType t=NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800, int segmentsPerDigit = 8);

The constructor of the RGBDigit class. nDigits is the number of digits. pin is the pin number, which defaults to pin 12 if this parameter is omitted. Provision is made to change the type of NeoPixel using the types defined in the Adafruit_NeoPixel library. This defaults to NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800 the type used in the RGBDigit. Further more the option is given to set the number of segments per digit to 7 or 8 depending on whether a decimal point is present on the display (see above for details).

void begin();

Initialises the RGBDigit.

void clearAll();

Clear all digits.

void setDigit(int number, int digit, byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Show number (from 0 - 9) on digit in color rgb(red,green,blue).

void setDigit(char character, int digit, byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Show character on digit in color rgb(red,green,blue). Valid characters are letters (case insensitive) from a to z, the dot (.), dash (-), underscore (_), brackets ( ( ) { } [ ] ) and space . Use an asterisk (*) for the degree sign.

void clearDigit(int digit);

Clear digit.

void showDot(int digit, byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Show dot on digit in color rgb(red,green,blue). This does nothing when segmentsPerDigit is set to 7.

void clearDot(int digit);

Clear dot on digit. This does nothing when segmentsPerDigit is set to 7.

void segmentOn(int digit, byte segment, byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Show segment on digit in color rgb(red,green,blue).

void segmentOff(int digit, byte segment);

Clear segment on digit.

bool isSegmentOn(int digit, byte segment);

Returns True if segment on digit is on. Otherwise, returns False.

void setColor(byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Set the color of all digits to color rgb(red,green,blue).

void setColor(int digit, byte red, byte green, byte blue);

Set the color of digit to color rgb(red,green,blue).

void setBrightness(byte brightness);

Set the brightness of the strip to a value from 0 to 255.

byte getBrightness();

Returns the brightness of the strip.

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