quietone wrote:Hi radio1
It should be easy to adapt the code for the M500.
The M500 has a 40x2 display - much bigger than the M400's 16x2, so you can get much more text or info on the screen.
To start with it's just a case of changing the size of the strings to make the most of the space. Then you can adapt it so that info that's split over 2 screens on the M400 fits on 1 on the M500.
I hadn't written any Perl before I started messing with this, but I have done C programming before and it's not that different. If you've done any programming before then it's mostly a matter of learning the syntax.
There's a good reference here:
I finally downloaded PERL and printed out the m400 script.
But I have a few questions:
1) M400 display = 16x2, M500 display = 40x2. Now instead of putting the M400 two lines (screens? are they the same?) onto 1 M500 line (screen again?); can I just add more information to the second line for the M500?
2) Would the above changes be possible since the M500 always displays at least the time, if not the date, also?
3) Is there away to integrate or concurrently run this script while my firefly server is up? Some kind of .bat file perhaps?
I will be learning as I go, but I hope to get this working for the M500; if successful I will post it.