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.
Arduino 1.0 has changed some names.. the LiCo Control example needed to be updated.
And the library needed to be updated.
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.
The pinout is the same but it is now a SMD device.
No need to change the layout. The crystal is thu-hole so there are solder bumps on the back.
The different iterations of the shields..
Clockwise from top left, the V05 shield with socketed module, the original protoype, the V06 shield new with new CC2500 module and the V05 shield with external antenna.