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  • Oh, and I should mention that I followed the first bit of instructions at the makezine article (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/04/programmingelwire_fashion.html) that bennard posted. The jumper did seem to be required for my sequencer (again, it’s the 168 version) to work properly.
    Here are the #defines I use now in the Arduino IDE.
    #define DRIVER_A A0
    #define DRIVER_B A1
    #define DRIVER_C A2
    #define DRIVER_D A3
    #define DRIVER_E A4
    #define DRIVER_F A5
    #define DRIVER_G 8
    #define DRIVER_H 9

  • After fighting and fighting and fighting with this board (I have the ATmega168 version) and the sample code I’ve seen, I busted out the meter and spent some time experimenting. mellis' code was helpful, but I am using the Arduino IDE and couldn’t make TRIACs A-F work. G and H worked fine.
    So – for the ATmega168V version, at least–I found the mappings: TRIACs A through F are to mapped to pins A0-A5, and G and H are mapped to digital pins 8 and 9. If I use those mappings, everything works fine, including using A-F at the same time as G and H.
    Mappings, then, would be:
    A - A0
    B - A1
    C - A2
    D - A3
    E - A4
    F - A5
    G - 8
    H - 9
    Right now I have three 3m EL wires connected to D, F and G, and this code works for me:

    define DRIVER_G 8

    void setup()
    pinMode(DRIVER_G, OUTPUT);
    pinMode (A3, OUTPUT);
    pinMode (A5, OUTPUT);
    void loop ()
    digitalWrite (DRIVER_G, HIGH);
    digitalWrite (A3, HIGH);
    digitalWrite (A5, HIGH);

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