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  1. Interestingly enough, the pinout for the fan led's matches the pinout for one port on a usb header. To control a single fan couldn't you just unpin the data wire from the plug and run that to the arduino, and then use the usb port for power and ground?
  2. Thanks for the update! This version is working much better so far. I can apply settings to the fans and strips without crashing, and the modes all seem to work correctly.
  3. You did put an leds per fan line in the code, so it would be easy to change that part. It looks like most of the effects would work fine as well since they all use the leds per fan code. That really sucks about the crash. I appreciate all the work you have put into this and cant wait to see what kind of things can be done with it! kubdotnet: Is it just me or does the program crash whenever you apply settings to the fans or strips? I have tried your latest version, and the first effect I tried on the strips was just a red rgb setting. It crashed but sent the settings and worked, but after that I couldnt not get it to take any other strip setting without doing it in the arduino serial monitor.
  4. It was giving me errors because I was trying to use it while running it in debug. I have never used Visual Studio before so the zip file worked great. So far the biggest bug I see is that it crashes when you apply settings, but they do apply. All the settings I tried on the fans worked great. The strips did not work as well, I am assuming because the modes are different so the command does not match the name. The strips did take the settings that I applied, just not the right mode so it was not actually what I chose. Thank you both for all your great work so far! I enjoyed the ease of Link, but the possibilities are endless with this setup if you know how to use it.
  5. Awesome! How do I run this? I tried running it in visual studio but when I try to apply a setting it gives me an error. Like I said, I'm new to the coding part of this so sorry for newbie questions.
  6. I would be happy to test them out for you. I will be trying your program out tomorrow.
  7. Right now I am still using the lnp for power to the leds, I've been to lazy to solder. I de-pinned the data wire for the strips and fans and put them both in another lnp connector from an extension. plugged that into my arduino so that they were on pin 3 and 4 and it worked great. I plan on cleaning it up eventually but it works. So ya, more modes would be great on the strips! It looked like it wouldn't be too hard to make the modes in the code you have, I just dont know enough about the commands to figure it out yet.
  8. The hardware part is whats easy for me, I have no idea what I am doing with coding and have just been learning as I go from your examples. I may just hook the strips back up to the lnp for now, but I was going to get different strips so I wanted to see what I could do with them using your code.
  9. Will your program with with the strips as well? Charixfox: Can you address the strip led's individually as well? A chaser effect or sequential effect would be cool.
  10. How do you make effects like some of the ones in the video? One that I really liked was the one where one dot goes in a figure 8 style around all three fans. I have been messing with it but havent been able to figure out how to do single led effects like that.
  11. Got it, that makes more sense. Sounds simple enough, I will have to give it a try when I get more fans. Thanks alot!
  12. That sounds like a great solution. Do you know which pins do what on the hub? I have some jumper wires and a pin extractor so I should be able to make it work pretty easily. The data out from port six would have a Y in it, one to go to the fan and one to go to the data wire on the 2nd hub correct?
  13. That is great to know, in case I want to save a text file or something with the commands so I have that setup for later use. I have been playing with it some and there is so much you can do! Also, I currently have 6 hd120 fans, but I plan on adding 3-6 more in the future. What would the easiest way be for me to integrate these without buying another arduino?
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