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  • wb8nbs / about 2 months ago / 2

    Working with an Adafruit 64x64 panel and a Teensy 3.6. The Animated Gif demo would not compile because was missing the GifDecoder library. I found the library at: https://github.com/pixelmatix/GifDecoder/releases/tag/1.0.0 Downloaded and unpacked that in my sketchbook/libraries drawer and then the demo worked. Hope this helps somebody. BTW, Parchment paper from any grocery store makes an adequate diffuser.

    • Ah, sorry about that! Hmm, I'll need to look into this more when I have some time. There have been a lot of changes to the library for the Teensy 4.0 and some files were moved into a separate repo. At the least, I have added a note to download the GIFDecoder library as well. =)

  • Member #1525077 / about 3 years ago * / 1

    Does the smart LED sheild work with the audio sheild installed as well? the only conflicting pins seems to be pin 14 and it is the clock pin for both the led display and the audio sheild SD card

    • Santa Claus Impersonator / about 3 years ago / 1

      Hi there, it sounds like you are looking for technical assistance. Please use the link in the banner above, to get started with posting a topic in our forums. Our technical support team will do their best to assist you. (As a note, it would be beneficial for you to like the product page of the shields for the TS team.)

      I'm not exactly sure which audio shield you are referring to; it looks like we may have a few options that would fit the Teensy. However, if you are saying that the display and SD card clocks are both sharing that pin, then no it won't be compatible. The buffer clock for the APA102 LEDs is significantly different from an SPI clock. For more help, please post to our forums.


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