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TeensySaber newbie thread
« on: February 03, 2018, 05:04:52 PM »
Just got your TeensySaber? Can't figure out how to configure it? Instructions looks like greek? and what's with all this code anyways?

Don't panic, you've come to the right place. :)

I know my instructions are far from perfect, and TeensySaber can seem a little crazy at first.
However, just post your questions in this thread and I'll try my best to answer them.
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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 06:09:20 AM »
I would like to ask you the first question.

  1- Can I say these sound boards don't have anything program in them?
  2- If so where do we get the sound fonts?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:00:04 AM »
I would like to ask you the first question.

  1- Can I say these sound boards don't have anything program in them?
  2- If so where do we get the sound fonts?

1. Correct, the TeensySaber V3 doesn't have a place to store a program, you must buy a teensy 3.2 to join with it, and the programming will be stored there.
2. Just about any sound font should work, as the teensysaber software can play Plecter-style fonts, NEC style fonts either one can be enhanced by adding smoothswing V2 sounds.

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 04:15:53 PM »
Do we have to down load a few things or just one?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 04:39:25 PM »
Do we have to down load a few things or just one?

Things you'll need to download:

1. Arduino software
2. Teensyduino software
3. TeensySaber software
4. One or more sound fonts. (unless of course you have them already.)

1-2 gets installed on your computer
3 gets installed on the teensy 3.2 (by using 1-2)
4 gets installed on the SD card, pretty much same as always

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 04:59:27 AM »
Do I have to write my own SD card? Like Font1 , Font2 Ect?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 10:27:04 AM »
Do I have to write my own SD card? Like Font1 , Font2 Ect?

Yes. I'm hoping to put together a default SD card image for teensysaber soon though.
(And the font directories can be called anything you want, you just have to configure the teensysaber to look in the right directory.)

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 04:21:56 PM »
Do you have an example to help us by?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 04:43:26 PM »
Do you have an example to help us by?

Wouldn't an example be the same thing as a default sd card image?
There is lots of instructions though, and I can help if there is a need.

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 09:36:22 AM »
Let me ask you this would a SD card from another board work as well?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 09:46:17 AM »
Let me ask you this would a SD card from another board work as well?

It would. You would need to update the config with the font directory names, and then it would work.

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 02:55:46 PM »
Let me ask you this would a SD card from another board work as well?

It would. You would need to update the config with the font directory names, and then it would work.


 I've never written a SD card in my whole life. If somehow you could write a 101 on writing SD cards I would try it myself.

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 03:16:19 PM »
Let me ask you this would a SD card from another board work as well?

It would. You would need to update the config with the font directory names, and then it would work.


 I've never written a SD card in my whole life. If somehow you could write a 101 on writing SD cards I would try it myself.

You've never added a font to a lightsaber?
I can write a step-by-step thingy, what operating system does your computer normally use?

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 04:34:54 AM »
I have added a font before. What I mean is I never made my own SD card before. The cards were already written.

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Re: TeensySaber newbie thread
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 09:46:14 AM »
I have added a font before. What I mean is I never made my own SD card before. The cards were already written.

I'm not sure what you mean, because adding fonts is all there is. You just start with a blank sd card.

 

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