Flashduino at FITC Toronto 09

I have been working hard on creating some interesting stuff for the Flashduino talk I am giving at FITC this year. Below is the first video made using a prototype circuit and Flash code for time-lapse photography. By the time of the presentation this will be refined into an open source DIY Arduino shield. Who knows I might build a couple extra and give them away at the presentation.


Time-lapse created with Arduino and Flash from Brett Forsyth on Vimeo.

One Response to “Flashduino at FITC Toronto 09”

  1. Ed Says:

    Hello Brett. I came across a comment you made on a post located here http://www.iestyn.net/wp/2008/03/23/getting-flash-and-arduino-talking-and-problems-with-as3 were you said,

    “….What you are running into isn’t a big deal to fix yourself…. If you are sending data to flash with the Serial.println() function you can test for the new line character as the end of message at which point you can process it…”

    I have a similar situation to the original post where data is being cut off. I need to test for either a new line or a return Can you help me? I do not want to use AS3glue and Firmata and up until now I have not had to.

    The data from my Arduino is sent in the following format.

    0:123

    1:23

    2:65

    3:7890

    t:4560

    Occasionally it might have an extra entry like this:

    0:123

    1:23

    2:65

    3:7890

    t:45654

    0f: 45699

    The first four entries are a counter for a particular sensor. The t is time in milliseconds. And the 0f (or 1f, 2f, 3f) tells me that an event is finished for a particular sensor. Also the data is coming in a continual stream repeating it over and over with the 5 of 6 lines.

    But I can’t seem to figure out how to test for the line break and get the data. I can connect and get the length of the stream no problem. Can you help me with an example? Feel free to email me direct and I can share the code I have so far.

    Any help would be much appreciated!