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RA: Set all LEDs to the same color

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.

Note that this legacy RGB command is used with LEDs attached to the ports on a FAST Nano Controller. LEDs attached to the Neuron or other Expansion Boards are controlled via the EXP Bus connection and use EXP commands, not these RGB commands.

The RA: command is used to set all the LEDs in the machine to the same color all at once. This command is not particularly practical during game play, but it can be useful during the startup process to turn all the LEDs off.

Command Syntax

RA:<R><G><B><CR>

Each R, G, and B value is from 00-FF (hex, which is 0-255 decimal).

Examples

RA:ff0000<CR>, turns all connected LEDs red.

RA:000000<CR>, turns all connected LEDs off.

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