I made an adapter board so i can use different CC2500 modules without having to change the boards.
Drop a line in the comments if you want one.
One of my customers has found a much simpler solution : adjust the power settings in the CC2500 configuration.
In the file LivingColors.cpp
The lines :
// write power setting to PATABLE memory using single access write. See table 31 on page 47
// of datasheet
De value 0xA9 can be changed to 0xBB (-2 dB output power), 0xFE (0 dB output power) or 0xFF (+1 dB output power)
The registers of the CC2500 are described in the datasheet page 47, table 31.
The updated library can be found here : LivingColors.zip
Requests for LivingColors shields keep trickling in, the Gen1 has long since disappeared from shops but is now showing up at flea markets. I have made a batch of built up kits, contact me or leave a message in the comments if you want one.
Recently I built a one-off serial Arduino with a CC2500 for someone wanting to control a couple of LivingColors and through an external system.
This is what Patrice has built with it. It seems like a big setup (compared to most Arduino projects) and I’m pleased it works.
Control Living Colors by Beckhoff SPS
Nice setup !
The serial Arduino is useful if you want to control LivingColors lamps from a system without USB.