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I am wanting to send a digital signal from one Arduino to another. The goal is for one Arduino send a HIGH signal to a pin on the receiving Arduino. While the pin is HIGH, do function

I initially successfully tested this by blinking the LED on pin 13 but then I tried to add the functionality I needed but I couldn't get the state to change of pin 12 to change.

The circuit is simple

GND <--> GND

pin 10 --> pin 12

I saw there is already a post with a similar title but it didn't help me.

Any ideas?


Host Arduino

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Adafruit_VS1053.h>
#include <SD.h>

#define BREAKOUT_RESET  9      // VS1053 reset pin (output)
#define BREAKOUT_CS     10     // VS1053 chip select pin (output)
#define BREAKOUT_DCS    8      // VS1053 Data/command select pin (output)
// These are the pins used for the music maker shield
#define SHIELD_RESET  -1      // VS1053 reset pin (unused!)
#define SHIELD_CS     7      // VS1053 chip select pin (output)
#define SHIELD_DCS    6      // VS1053 Data/command select pin (output)

// These are common pins between breakout and shield
#define CARDCS 4     // Card chip select pin
#define DREQ 3       // VS1053 Data request, ideally an Interrupt pin

Adafruit_VS1053_FilePlayer musicPlayer = Adafruit_VS1053_FilePlayer(SHIELD_RESET, SHIELD_CS, SHIELD_DCS, DREQ, CARDCS);

//DIGITAL SIGNAL PIN
int pin = 10; 

void setup() {

 Serial.begin(9600);

  if (! musicPlayer.begin()) { // initialise the music player
     Serial.println(F("Couldn't find VS1053, do you have the right pins defined?"));
     while (1);
  }
  Serial.println(F("VS1053 found"));

   if (!SD.begin(CARDCS)) {
    Serial.println(F("SD failed, or not present"));
    while (1);  // don't do anything more
  }

  // list files
  printDirectory(SD.open("/"), 0);

  // Set volume for left, right channels. lower numbers == louder volume!
  musicPlayer.setVolume(20,20);

  // Timer interrupts are not suggested, better to use DREQ interrupt!
  //musicPlayer.useInterrupt(VS1053_FILEPLAYER_TIMER0_INT); // timer int

  // If DREQ is on an interrupt pin (on uno, #2 or #3) we can do background
  // audio playing
  musicPlayer.useInterrupt(VS1053_FILEPLAYER_PIN_INT);  // DREQ int

    pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);}

void loop() {

  digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
  Serial.print(digitalRead(pin));

  // Play one file, don't return until complete
  Serial.println(F("Playing track 001"));
  musicPlayer.playFullFile("track001.mp3");
  // Play another file in the background, REQUIRES interrupts!
  Serial.println(F("Playing track 002"));
  musicPlayer.startPlayingFile("track002.mp3");

  delay(100);
}

/// File listing helper
void printDirectory(File dir, int numTabs) {
   while(true) {

     File entry =  dir.openNextFile();
     if (! entry) {
       // no more files
       //Serial.println("**nomorefiles**");
       break;
     }
     for (uint8_t i=0; i<numTabs; i++) {
       Serial.print('\t');
     }
     Serial.print(entry.name());
     if (entry.isDirectory()) {
       Serial.println("/");
       printDirectory(entry, numTabs+1);
     } else {
       // files have sizes, directories do not
       Serial.print("\t\t");
       Serial.println(entry.size(), DEC);
     }
     entry.close();
   }
}

Slave Arduino

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Adafruit_VS1053.h>
#include <SD.h>


#define BREAKOUT_RESET  9      // VS1053 reset pin (output)
#define BREAKOUT_CS     10     // VS1053 chip select pin (output)
#define BREAKOUT_DCS    8      // VS1053 Data/command select pin (output)
// These are the pins used for the music maker shield
#define SHIELD_RESET  -1      // VS1053 reset pin (unused!)
#define SHIELD_CS     7      // VS1053 chip select pin (output)
#define SHIELD_DCS    6      // VS1053 Data/command select pin (output)

// These are common pins between breakout and shield
#define CARDCS 4     // Card chip select pin
// DREQ should be an Int pin, see http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/attachInterrupt
#define DREQ 3       // VS1053 Data request, ideally an Interrupt pin

Adafruit_VS1053_FilePlayer musicPlayer = Adafruit_VS1053_FilePlayer(SHIELD_RESET, SHIELD_CS, SHIELD_DCS, DREQ, CARDCS);

//DIGITAL SIGNAL PIN
int inPin =  12 ;
int state;

void setup() {

  Serial.begin(9600);

 if (! musicPlayer.begin()) { // initialise the music player
     Serial.println(F("Couldn't find VS1053, do you have the right pins defined?"));
     while (1);
  }
  Serial.println(F("VS1053 found"));

   if (!SD.begin(CARDCS)) {
    Serial.println(F("SD failed, or not present"));
    while (1);  // don't do anything more
  }

  // list files
  printDirectory(SD.open("/"), 0);

  // Set volume for left, right channels. lower numbers == louder volume!
  musicPlayer.setVolume(20,20);

  // Timer interrupts are not suggested, better to use DREQ interrupt!
  //musicPlayer.useInterrupt(VS1053_FILEPLAYER_TIMER0_INT); // timer int

  // If DREQ is on an interrupt pin (on uno, #2 or #3) we can do background
  // audio playing
  musicPlayer.useInterrupt(VS1053_FILEPLAYER_PIN_INT);  // DREQ int

  pinMode(inPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {

  state = digitalRead(inPin);
  Serial.println(digitalRead(state));

  if(state == HIGH){
    musicPlayer.playFullFile("track001.mp3");
    Serial.println(F("Playing track 001"));
    }    
}


/// File listing helper
void printDirectory(File dir, int numTabs) {
   while(true) {

     File entry =  dir.openNextFile();
     if (! entry) {
       // no more files
       //Serial.println("**nomorefiles**");
       break;
     }
     for (uint8_t i=0; i<numTabs; i++) {
       Serial.print('\t');
     }
     Serial.print(entry.name());
     if (entry.isDirectory()) {
       Serial.println("/");
       printDirectory(entry, numTabs+1);
     } else {
       // files have sizes, directories do not
       Serial.print("\t\t");
       Serial.println(entry.size(), DEC);
     }
     entry.close();
   }
}
  • please post the actual question .... you either have a problem with changing the state of pin 12 or changing the state of pin 10 .... which one is it? ..... it is unclear which one is the output – jsotola Sep 15 '18 at 14:33
  • What has changed between the LED test working, and the actual functionality not working? For the LED experiment to have worked, the input pin of the receiving Arduino must have followed the output from the sender. Did any wiring change? Pinmode? If not, then the problem is in the new coding. – JRobert Sep 15 '18 at 15:19
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One method is to use interrupts with a state machine. Here is a minimal example:

Master

#define pin 10 // connect to slave digital input pin
void setup(){
  pinMode(pin,OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
}

void loop(){
if( // insert your condition to trigger the slave Arduino ){ 
 digitalWrite(pin,HIGH);
 delay(10); // short delay
 digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
 }
}

Slave

#define pin 2 // connect to master digital output "pin"  
unsigned int state;
void setup(){
  pinMode(pin,INPUT);
  state=0;
  attachInterrupt(digitalPinToInterrupt(pin),isr,RISING) // trigger on rising edge of master voltage signal
}

void loop(){
if(state==1){ 
  // your code here     
  state=0;  // reset when done
 }
}

void isr() {
 state=1;
}

Digital interrupts can be done on the Arduino UNO with pins 2,3. Don't forget to also connect a common electrical ground between Arduinos.

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If you use SPI, you can't use pin 12 as GPIO. Pin 12 is SPI MISO.

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