Never hacked an Arduino in my life but want to build the Lighthack OSC/EOS box for our ETC Element 2
Problems already; The (very concise) instructions says; Download Arduino OSC library from GitHub.com/CNMAT/OSC. When I get there I see about 30 files many with OSC in them? How do I know which what to download. Same for the sketch box and Eos Test Application. I think (hope) I pulled down the IDE zip for Windows 10.
You may find the Arduino docs helpful. This one provides an introduction to Arduino development. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Environment
This one provides a step-by-step guide to installing third-party…
You can download the library directly in the library manager of the Arduino IDE itself.
I can see Files, Sketch, Tools and Help at top. Can you point me in the right direction please.
What is :Sketch" anyway?
This one provides a step-by-step guide to installing third-party libraries like #lighthack. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries
Great. Well on way now. Rather and odd thing. I downloaded IDE into my (defualt) "Downloads" folder. If I extracted there I could run the IDE .exe fine. Able to load the other files. But, kinda odd; If I copied the downloaded file to say "/My Docs/Arduino/" trying to excute would cause the IDE to pop open and then disappear a couple of seconds later!
I find the Arduino IDE that you can download from arduino.cc to work better than the Windows store version, as you can add support for teensy boards to the non-store version. The Windows installer can be found at https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.8.10-windows.exe
As for the Arduino sketch, that's just fancy speak for uncompiled code. The easiest way to get started is to copy the raw code on https://github.com/ETCLabs/lighthack/blob/master/box_1/box_1_src/box_1_src.ino and paste it into a blank sketch in Arduino IDE.
Ok thanks. Well at this time I am up and running the test code with appropriate LEDs flashing and handshaking the EOS. I couldn't hack a clean plastic cover for the "box" so cut out an a aluminum one. It's not too bad but thought I wanted to make the really good looing and decided to pay for a 3D printed plastic face plate. Waitng delivery - soldering iron on stand by.