Part 2 of : 32-bit shift register module using ESP-12F IOT module

Important : In the ESP-12F IOT module, jumper should be placed across 5V and COM as encircled in the following image. Otherwise, high voltage may destroy your 32-bit shift register module.

In the previous blog, we saw the circuit for programming ESP-12F IOT module.

Product links

CP2102 USB 2.0 to TTL UART SERIAL CONVERTER : https://robu.in/product/cp-2102-6-pin/

ESP-12F IOT Module : http://www.haberocean.com/product/iot-module-using-esp-12f/

32-bit serial-in parallel-out shift register module : http://www.haberocean.com/product/shift-register-module-using-74hc595/

Upload the following program to ESP-12F IOT module

//Pin connected to ST_CP (12) of 74HC595
int latchPin = 4;
//Pin connected to SH_CP (11) of 74HC595
int clockPin = 12;
////Pin connected to DS (14) of 74HC595
int dataPin = 13;


void customDelay() {
  delayMicroseconds(10);
}


//holders for information you're going to pass to shifting function
byte data;
byte dataArray[10];

void setup() {
  //set pins to output because they are addressed in the main loop
  pinMode(latchPin, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(clockPin, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(dataPin, OUTPUT);

  //Binary notation as comment
  dataArray[0] = 0xFF; //0b11111111
  dataArray[1] = 0xFE; //0b11111110
  dataArray[2] = 0xFC; //0b11111100
  dataArray[3] = 0xF8; //0b11111000
  dataArray[4] = 0xF0; //0b11110000
  dataArray[5] = 0xE0; //0b11100000
  dataArray[6] = 0xC0; //0b11000000
  dataArray[7] = 0x80; //0b10000000
  dataArray[8] = 0x00; //0b00000000
  dataArray[9] = 0xE0; //0b11100000
  
  Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop() {
  for (int j = 0; j < 9; j++) {
    //load the light sequence you want from array
    data = dataArray[j];
    //ground latchPin and hold low for as long as you are transmitting
    digitalWrite(latchPin, 1);
    customDelay();
    //move 'em out
    shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, data);
    shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, data);
    shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, data);
    shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, data);
        
    //return the latch pin high to signal chip that it
    //no longer needs to listen for information
    digitalWrite(latchPin, 0);
    customDelay();
    delay(100);
  }
}

// the heart of the program
void shiftOut(int myDataPin, int myClockPin, byte myDataOut) {
  // This shifts 8 bits out MSB first,
  //on the rising edge of the clock,
  //clock idles low

  //internal function setup
  int i=0;
  int pinState;
  pinMode(myClockPin, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(myDataPin, OUTPUT);

  //clear everything out just in case to
  //prepare shift register for bit shifting
  digitalWrite(myDataPin, 1);
  customDelay();
  digitalWrite(myClockPin, 1);
  customDelay();

  //for each bit in the byte myDataOut
  //NOTICE THAT WE ARE COUNTING DOWN in our for loop
  //This means that %00000001 or "1" will go through such
  //that it will be pin Q0 that lights.
  for (i=7; i>=0; i--)  {
    digitalWrite(myClockPin, 1);
    customDelay();
    //if the value passed to myDataOut and a bitmask result
    // true then... so if we are at i=6 and our value is
    // %11010100 it would the code compares it to %01000000
    // and proceeds to set pinState to 1.
    if ( myDataOut & (1<<i) ) {
      pinState= 0;
    }
    else { 
      pinState= 1;
    }

    //Sets the pin to HIGH or LOW depending on pinState
    digitalWrite(myDataPin, pinState);
    customDelay();
    //register shifts bits on upstroke of clock pin  
    digitalWrite(myClockPin, 0);
    customDelay();
    //zero the data pin after shift to prevent bleed through
    digitalWrite(myDataPin, 1);
    customDelay();
  }

  //stop shifting
  digitalWrite(myClockPin, 1);
  customDelay();
}

4 sections of running LED can be seen in the 32-bit shift register module.

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