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May 2, 2012 | 7:22 am

hello : ) this is a question regarding max and arduino.

I have just set up a shift register circuit on a breadboard to control a 7 segment display. arduinos pins : 8, 11 and 12 are in use only, and it all works great. in max/msp I send 8 bit (0-255) numbers to the arduino which converts this to serial for the 595 shift registers.

The problem I am having, is that the sketch I obtained from a blog (link below), was only created to demonstrate the shift register concept, therefore all the other ins and outs on the arduino are not available for use.

I am wondering if it is possible to add code to the sketch (in the link), so that all the other pins can be used as well as the 3 pins assigned for the shift registers via serial?

here is a link to the breadboard and arduino sketch
:

http://little-scale.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/three-595-shift-registers.html

and here is a link to the max msp patch:

http://little-scale.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/talking-to-3-595s-via-maxmsp.html

thanks for any help on this : )


October 4, 2012 | 4:53 pm

Hello teqy and others!

I am very interested in this too, controlling multiple shift registers in a patch and using other pins too.
If someone could help me/us with this i would be so greatfull! I have been looking for this for a couple of days now and haven’t found a solution yet!

thanks a bunch in advance!


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