Air Player - how to add hardware?

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#21 Post by uptimist » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Wait, now I’m confused...how do you make the hardware assignment when you run the instrument standalone in Create/Edit tab?

I assumed it picked up the assignments from the last time I ran the instrument in a panel (from Panel tab, where I can set the hardware assignment). But for the code with named hardware, it shouldn’t matter.

Also, my cunning plan to try a different PC for Air Display is running into trouble. If I plug the boards into that Pc they connect as Com3 and Com4, but when I flashed them on the AM PC they are Com2 and Com3. How do I configure this?

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#22 Post by Ralph » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:59 pm

We'll discuss this one tomorrow. I'll also have a better look at your script.

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#23 Post by Keith Baxter » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:43 pm

uptimist wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:18 pm
Wait, now I’m confused...how do you make the hardware assignment when you run the instrument standalone in Create/Edit tab?
Hi

Here for Named Hardware. Hardware properties.


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When you are testing. Are yo shutting down AM then restarting after moving the arduino around?
Does the arduino show in the devices tab?

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AM4. beta (build14)
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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#24 Post by uptimist » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:53 pm

Ah ok, got it. I see what happened - that hardware tab goes away if you use the call with parameters for hw_id, it’s smart enough to know they are set in code.

I’m not shutting down AM routinely, but I have done on occasion, I can try again now. The Arduino shows in the AM tab when connected to that machine. Greyed out when I disconnect. It does not show anywhere when I plug into the AP machine (unless I run another copy of AM on the AP machine, then it does show as a connected device.)

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#25 Post by uptimist » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:03 pm

So I close down AM and AP on each machine. Restarted AP then AM.
Still get the same “illegal argument list” error.

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#26 Post by Keith Baxter » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi,

OK I think Ralph or Corjan will get involved tomorrow. You have ticked all the boxes so it must be something else.
Sorry I did not solve it, but there is enough information for them to go on.

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#27 Post by uptimist » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:59 am

Thanks for your help Keith. I am guessing it is something specific to the PC running AP, so my next step is to try a different machine, but I need to work out now to do the COM port numbering for the boards first.

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#28 Post by Sling » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:34 pm

Once the Arduino is flashed the COM port number is irrelevant. In AM world once it’s flashed as a given channel it will be referenced as that channel regardless of the COM port number allocated by the OS.

Did you try Keith’s suggestion of not using a named id?

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#29 Post by uptimist » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:50 pm

@Tony - don’t understand what not using a named id means, sorry? Happy to try whatever that is if you could point me in the right direction!

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Re: Air Player - how to add hardware?

#30 Post by Keith Baxter » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:15 pm

uptimist wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:50 pm
@Tony - don’t understand what not using a named id means, sorry? Happy to try whatever that is if you could point me in the right direction!
Hi,

"Named" is where you assign the I/O pin in the console.

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hw_button_add("Power button", button_pressed, button_released)
"Hardware Id's" is where you assign the I/O pin in code.

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hw_button_add("ARDUINO_MEGA2560_A_D4", button_pressed, button_released)

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