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 *   Copyright (C) 2011-2012 by Claas Anders "CaScAdE" Rathje               *
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Look at
to see what this is all about.

The hex-files are named in a pattern like:
        %BUILDDATE%             representing the date of the build, like a version number
                                        for lazy people :)
        %CPU%                   representing the type of AVR that is running your board
        %HWVERSION%             representing the different hardware versions (see below)
You have to pick the right hex-file for your hardware!
There are three different hardware revisions out there that I know about:
        The grey board hand made by akku65 himself.
        You will need to build yourself a little converter to connect the board
        to a NC/FC. 
        EPI-Side        <-->    FC/NC-Side
        3 (TXD)                 1 (TXD) 
        8 (RXD)                 9 (RXD)
        10 (GND)                7 (GND)
        The first black board available for sale, it has no connection from TXD to 
        pin1 of the FC-Connector, so you have to solder a little wire from
        SV2(STK 500)'s pin3 to SV1(FC Connection)'s pin1.
        The solder jumper SJ3 should be soldered to bridge 1-2 so we have RXD on pin9.
        If you are going to connect the board directly to the NC/FC please cut the wire
        for +5V (pin2 of the FC-port)!
        The _current_ board available.
        The solder jumpers should be soldered to bridge 1-2 so we have RXD on pin9 and 
        TXD on pin1.
        Leave SJ5 open in case you are going to use the board directly on the NC/FC.
C-Epilepsy supports several modes of animation and fancy stuff. 
When pressing the "MODE"-Button you can toggle the basic modes like playing the
programmed animations or responding to the NC/FC stuff. After pressing the
button the board will blink with as many LEDs as the number of the mode you are
now running is (1-base, so Modes are 1 to a maximum of 48), this should be pretty
convenient to use.
With the "SET"-Button you can toggle the sub-modes of the mode you are in. For the
animation-playback mode this means the number of the animation you want to see. For
the others modes you should look in the sourcecode to see what is going on when...

A handy tool to make own animations without the need to compile and flash the firmware
each tim is the Epilepsy Animation Simulator (E.A.S.) which can be found here:
It is a small Java-tool which can play the animations like they are entered in the
source here.