With those 2 libraries installed it should build just fine. Flashing the chip requires an Arduino UNO or an official Atmel ICSP but I'm guessing you already know how to do that - you sound like you know what you're doing.
As for why the LEDs don't act right I think you are on the right track with updating the firmware to current (Ver. 56). Let me know what the outcome is.
Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.
Last edit: 8 months 1 day ago by Ty_Eeberfest. Reason: Not sure what a TiNeLib is - heh
If there's a problem of course I can make a pre-compiled binary, but to be honest that is not really that much easuer, because then you have to get to know avrdude, the flasher program.
However, it would be better to understand the problem better before trying to reflash things. It sounds a lot like you have nearly everything working: If the neons come on, you have HV, and that is usually the last thing to work.
Can you make a quick video of what you are seeing?
I got it sorted. It turned out to be an issue with the MCU. I got the libraries sorted and compiled my own binary and reflashed the MCU. It now works as it should. I have 3 out of the 6 tubes installed and it looks great, Ill post a picture when I get it done.
Thanks for the feedback. Did the controller arrive dead, or did you kill it? They are pretty easy to kill, and I have a big box of partially deal Atmels, which I use for projects that need only a few GPIOs. The pins you kill go bad, but others on the same port seem to keep working.