1st of all thanx for activating my account. I just thought I might post here now that my account is activated. Have you read my last 2 posts on the "instructables" site by any chance?? Anyway i'll just brief you on my latest problem.
I enable the RESET pin of the ATmega16L after every display of my frame so I have got rid of the garbage values. Now I get the required colors on the LEDs for the output which reads "ROBERT". But when I tested it on the ceiling fan I could only see the colors but not the letters. The letters were just not appearing.
Could it be something to do with the delay when the LEDs are ON "as well as" OFF??
Another problem is that I had prepared the circuit on the breadboard and I mounted the breadboard on the fan in spite of knowing that the wires would come out (and a few did come out, but I was just too eager to test it).
Now I wanted to prepare the PCB version of the circuit for further testing but am discouraged by a friend about preparing the PCB yet. He says that I'm not getting the letters maybe because of some mistake in the circuit (although I think otherwise since I feel that if he was right then i wouldn't be getting the right colors on the LEDs). The LEDs flash with the right colors but the letters just don't appear.
What do you suggest? Is it OK if I prepare the PCB? Where do you think does the problem lie?
Thanx in advance.