Aurora v1.6 release


#1

Aurora v1.6 release

Built with Arduino 1.6.4 and Teensyduino 1.23.

This release better supports both SmartMatrix Kickstarter and SmartMatrix Shield hardware.

New Features

  • Pong clock face
  • Countdown clock face
    • Only available if target date/time is set in /aurora/countdwn.txt file.
    • Uses the format yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss
    • For example: 2015-06-24 21:00:00
    • Hidden/disabled if target isn’t set, or it’s already past.

New Features for Kickstarter Hardware

  • Turn off display when on USB and not external power.
  • Sleep on reset button press.
  • Status LED pulses while Aurora is running.

Improvements

  • Moved simple messages.txt file to SD card root.
  • If messages.txt file doesn’t exist in the SD card root, it’s now created with two sample messages.
  • Changed default look of simple messages: color=white, top=11, left=0, font=gohufont11b, speed=50, mode=wrapForward.
  • Disabled demo mode, only really useful for shows, can easily be re-enabled in source code.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed last message file not being played.
  • Fixed last character of messages in messages.txt file not showing.

#2

Aurora 1.6 is the version that shipped with the SmartMatrix Displays after our Kickstarter. We have more available to ship to US customers.