079 - Circular Display - Swipe

Summary - Circular LED display routine that simultaneous turns on an LED on either side of the North LED until the South LED in a 'swipe' pattern.


79  <BYTE2> <BYTE3> <BYTE4>  (decimal format)


BYTE2: Period (ms) the LED on are on - Default 30ms
BYTE3: (No Function)
BYTE4: 0= one shot
            255 = Continuous

Response from IRCF360:
No Response on serial port (unless command 10 was previously sent to IRCF360 to request an echo of each command)

Circular Display Feedback:
LED's will flash in a swipe pattern

LED's will flash in a swipe pattern

It is used as a visual indicator when the Infrared Receive command is actuated. 

The command is used to enable your robot to express moods and emotions or just a additional visual effect for example:
  • During debugging
  • Indication of robot state
  • Visual Effect 
  • Display of a particular mood or emotion within a game or swarm / flock (e.g. sleeping, eating, angry, hungry, dead) 

Technical Features

Example Code:

Exmaple PICAXE Code 

SEROUT b.2,T9600_8, (78 100,0,255)  ' Illuminate the Circular Display in swipe pattern


IRCF360 - Command 78 - Circular Display - Swipe (Slow)

IRCF360 - Command 78 - Circular Display - Swipe (Fast)