script problems

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Ok, I've got my blinkm max working with the sequencer, and the tester through the serial monitor.

I have a few questions, support for the more advanced stuff seems to be unlimited, but I must admit I'm pretty disappointed with information to point beginners in the right direction.

For instance, this "processing" I keep hearing of... from what I've gathered, it's some kind of java aplet that will communicate with your blinkm if you have the communicator installed? just like the sequencer... it easily opens and is usable because it tells you what to do... the blinkmscripttool on the other hand, I have no idea what to do with it. How do I make this work? with the communicator on the arduino I try to open the exe file it can't find javaw, and then has some shell error after that. If I can't just double click the .exe, and there is something I need to do to make it work... it would be nice to know that.

Or how about the scriptwriter2? also been trying to get that to work to no avail. There is absolutely no direction on what to do... where do I insert the script? a simple "your script here" would really help... I've tried copying the pre-written scripts from the blinkm_nonvol file and putting them in all over the place that might make sense, taking out { and adding ( trying to get the syntax to work... I give up, I need someone to show me what to do so I can manually upload a script or use that script tool.

All I want to do is modify the RGB fade to include white.

On top of all that, the arduino script writer won't open. I double click, and nothing... I've been getting around this by opening it from the zip file. I have to wait a bit for everything to temporarily unzip, but at least it works that way.. quite annoying though.

Other than the issues I've been having I'm really enjoying this little toy. I'm sending the RGB outputs to the PWM pins of some 700mA constant current LED drivers running 9 luxeon rebel LEDs, 3 of each colour. It's viciously bright.

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