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I have uploaded a Youtube video showing you how to use this excel spreadsheet to draw your own pictures and animations. I hope it helps! you can view it here:
I had a friend do up an excel spreadsheet to make it easier to draw the pictures and animations to use on the display. You can download the spreadsheet file below, you will also need a hex editor program I thoroughly recommend HxD - it is free and is just so easy to use. You can download HxD here
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You will require microsoft excel or a compatible spreadsheet program to use the painter. You will also need to make sure that you have a couple of addins enabled or the spreadsheet will not work! Here's how to check that you have them installed:
Open Excel and click on the 'tools' menu item and then click on add-ins.
You will then be presented with this add-ins screen. You need to make sure that your computer matches the check boxes in this image:
From here, you have three sheets - INPUT - WORKING - OUTPUT. You have your eight colours at the top left of screen, to draw a picture you need to copy and paste whatever colour you want, from the pallette into the 8x85 working area of the screen. You don't have to paste one square at a time, but you can select multiple squares and paste at the one time. once your picture is drawn, you then click on the OUTPUT sheet, Then copy all of the hex numbers underneath "Copy and paste this next line into the hex editor" You then paste this data into you hex editor and then save it. Then open the file in your programmer software and write the hex file to you eeprom.
That is a really quick runthrough but i will upload a youtube video showing you exactly how to do it, including animations.
(if you have any problems you can always post in the forums)
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