Freestyler to USB to DMX Shield

Do you know if I can use the Arduino DMX shield with Freestyler software? I’m looking to build a USB to DMX interface to control some lights from my computer. I know the Arduino doesn’t need to run any code, I just don’t know if it will pass through the comms signal properly. I’ve seen ways to build a circuit but the shield is much cleaner.

Computer->Freestyler->USB->Arduino->DMX Shield->DMX

Hi James,

It should work, although I don’t have experience with that line up of options. Let us know how you get on!

Hi James,

I’ve used one of these shields. I do think that you need to have a sketch on the Arduino board to take the incoming signal from the USB and output it to the DMX ports. That said, everything you need to get DMX working on the Arduino with this shield is in theArduino Playground - DMX.

Let me know how it works out!