Anyone successfully running FastLED with ESP32 using parallel or multipin output? I have tried RMT, core changes and more, but not able to suppress flicking with minimal WiFi and MQTT traffic. Single pin works fine. Any references suggested?
I’ve got an ESP32 project running with parallel output (12 way). I used @Yves_BAZIN 's fork. I had to add null pixels but other than that it’s great. I do only use @Jason_Coon 's webserver on the WiFi, no MQTT yet.
I use 16 way output on esp32 but I had to use level shifters to kill flickering
I’m using a 74HCT245 for level shifting. All works fine when programmed for single pin, flickering occurs when I enable multiple pins
If you are doing parallel output with Yves’ fork, you are using software generated waveforms done by the CPU, which indeed didn’t work reliably for me until I put a level shifter, but you’re already doing that.
I also found that if I use the RMT driver from https://github.com/samguyer/FastLED.git it didn’t flicker even without level shifters.
So you may want to try switching drivers.
Made a new post showing how to use both drivers if you want to switch http://marc.merlins.org/perso/arduino/post_2018-07-30_Building-a-64x64-Neopixel-Neomatrix-4096-pixels-running-NeoMatrix-FastLED-IR.html#esp32driver
@Marc_MERLIN Is Sam’s RMT different from the FastLED 3.2 version? I thought that was included (trying to avoid branch releases where possible)
@Marc_MERLIN and @Jeremy_Spencer , wanted to thank you for your feedback. Problem was a coding error, defining rmt after FastLED include instead of before. No special fork of FastLED needed. Though with MQTT and wifi, I needed to move show () to core 1. Now on to the creative part!