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Controlling Matrix Lamps via the FAST Serial Protocol

FAST Serial Protocol: Overview & First Steps

This documentation section is about the FAST Serial Protocol (FSP) commands, which are the low-level commands a host computer sends to a FAST board. Most FAST Pinball makers do not need to know about these details, since the pinball game framework (such as the Mission Pinball Framework) handles this communication for you.

If you're writing your own game framework, read the overview of how FSP works and how to connect first.

FAST Retro Controllers driver lamp matrix lighting via the following commands:

  • L1: Set Individual Lamp State

  • L8: Set Lamp Block State

  • LC: Clear LampBitmask Data

  • LD: Write Lamp Binary Data

  • LS: Set Lamp Bitmask Data

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Hi! I'm Brian, and I'm responsible for the documentation at FAST Pinball. If you have any feedback, requests, corrections, ideas, or any other thoughts about this documentation, please let me know! You can email me at brian@fastpinball.com. Thanks!

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