About LX Arduino Libraries

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. it's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments

The LX Arduino libraries represent a number of approaches to using microcontrollers for lighting control. The libraries include DMX drivers for Arduino, Teensy, and ESP8266 boards. The libraries are configured for use with the Arduino IDE and include example sketches. (A sketch is a program running on a microcontroller).

The libraries/example sketches require an Arduino type microcontroller board, the Arduino programming environment, and preferably a breadboard or other way of experimenting with a few circuits. An Arduino starter kit with an Arduino and the things necessary to put together some introductory experiments can be purchased for under $100. If you have a microcontroller board and a breadboard, a simple un-isolated shield for experimenting can be made with a SN 75176 A or MAX 481CPA chip for less than $10 in components (including the XLR connector). A complete wireless Art-Net/sACN node can be assembled with an Adafruit ESP8266 HUZZAH for less than $50.