Hi Jason, and all other group members.
I have determined that ALL of my problems getting Jason’s version of Conway’s Game of Life software to run on my Adafruit SmartMatrix Shield Version 3/Teensy3.1 combination driving a 32x32 RGB LED display were due to using my Windows 10 OS computer with the latest 1.6.7 version of Arduino, the latest Teensyduino version 1.27, and the various new version 3 Libraries required to get the SmartMatrix Game of Life to compile and load into a Teensy3.1 microcomputer.
I was FINALLY able to get “SmartMatrixLife.ino” to compile and upload into my Teensy3.1 WITHOUT crashing due to compiling errors by using with my Windows 10 OS computer Arduino version 1.64, Teensyduino version 1.24, and these Libraries: SmartMatrix_32x32-2.2.0, Time 1.5.0, FastLED 3.1.1, and Aurora 1.6 that has IR Remote Menu,
Although with the Arduino/Teensyduino and Library versions I’ve listed above seem to compile and load SmartMatirixLife.ino into my SmartMatrixShield ver 3/Teensy3.1 with no errors that crash the Arduino 1.6.4/Teensyduino 1.24 loader program and my 32x32 RGB LED display lights up brightly alternating between very colorful screens of what resemble moving and evolving cellular “organisms” and then changing to screens of solid colors where all 1024 LEDs light up with the same color, and then reverts back to the colorful screen of what resembles moving and evolving cellular “organisms”. The 32x32 RGB LED display continually alternates between just these two different screens. I will paste a copy of the compilation comments further below in this message.
This is why I think something is still very wrong and the SmartMatrixLife software is not running properly, because from what I’ve read is that when I power up my SmartMatrix Game of Life system I should get a menu that I can select options from with my Adafruit IR Remote Control and Adafruit 3 pin IR Receiver Sensor. I am not getting this IR Remote Control Menu on the 32x32 display when it is powered up. The system will only alternate between the two different screens that I have mentioned above. I get no response from any of the IR Remote Control buttons, and it’s battery is good.
I’m so close to getting this thing working properly that I can taste it Any suggestion/help would be much appreciated. What would be awesome is if anyone out there has got their SmartMatrix GOL working properly with the Adafruit IR Remote Control and 3 pin IR Receiver Sensor on a 32x32 RGB LED display, could please email me a HEX version of their working software that I could load into my Teensy3.1 so that I could at least see what it looks like when properly working, I could then keep trying different things to get it working through using Libraries? If you could create such a HEX file that I could load using the Teensy Loader application program, please email it to: email@example.com
Here is the copy of my last compilation comments:
In file included from SmartMatrixLife.ino:29:0:
C:\Users\JimFPV\Desktop\Arduino164\Arduino\libraries\FastLED-master/FastLED.h:12:2: warning: #warning FastLED version 3.001.001 (Not really a warning, just telling you here.) [-Wcpp]
#warning FastLED version 3.001.001 (Not really a warning, just telling you here.)
SmartMatrixLife.ino: In function ‘void randomFillWorld()’:
SmartMatrixLife.ino:137:25: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned integer expressions [-Wsign-compare]
Opening Teensy Loader…
Sketch uses 26,288 bytes (10%) of program storage space. Maximum is 262,144 bytes.
Global variables use 21,680 bytes (33%) of dynamic memory, leaving 43,856 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 65,536 bytes.
Thanks, Jim VE7UV