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by fll-freak
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: i wrote a code can some one look it over?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: i wrote a code can some one look it over?

Well, first I will assume this is for an Arduino of some sort. A Sync problem normally means you do not have the Arduino IDE setup properly. Perhaps the wrong COM port or the wrong board type. It could also be a wiring problem if you are not using a board with a build in USB like the minis or micros...
by fll-freak
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: SparkFun SAMD21 Dev Breakout - SPI slave
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: SparkFun SAMD21 Dev Breakout - SPI slave

I would highly recommend downloading the software library from Atmel. The library support device drivers for most of their peripherals on both SAM and AVR products. There are even samples to go with each. Based on your compiler, you may need to adjust the code, but for the most part the library uses...
by fll-freak
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Laser diode module schematic
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Laser diode module schematic

Schematic? Of the inside of the unit or how to connect it? If all you want is to use it, then black wire to ground, red wire to the supply. If you want the inside, that is much more difficult. It might have a current regulator, over temp lock out, and other things. They are unlikely to publish the i...
by fll-freak
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Telit Python 2.7.2 Interpreter Initialization
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Telit Python 2.7.2 Interpreter Initialization

Whenever things work by hand and not in an automated way, I look for a few things. 1) Are my strings terminated the way the receiver wants them to be. Is \r the right terminator? 2) Is my script sending stuff too fast for the receiver to process. Try adding some delays between each line. Start crazy...
by fll-freak
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Which motor for winshield wiper like movement (silent)
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Which motor for winshield wiper like movement (silent)

A place I go to for inspiration is www.servocity.com. Lots of mechanical, servo, motor, and control parts.

I have no affiliation with them.
by fll-freak
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: "wraparound" issue with OLED Shield for Photon (Dev-13628)
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: "wraparound" issue with OLED Shield for Photon (Dev-1362

I am also experiencing rearing and other artifacts when printing. I THINK it has to do with writing to the OLED memory at the time the OLED is using it to update the screen. I am trying to figure out a way to update memory during 'blanking' times. Have you made any headway on the problem? Are you us...
by fll-freak
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Arduino
Topic: OLED String Text Size
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: OLED String Text Size

font 0 is the 5*7 font. It contains symbols for all ASCII characters font 1 is the 8*16 font. It only defines the standard printable characters (space and above) font 2 is the large numbers. It only defines the basic numbers. font 3 is the 7 segment font. It only defines The basic numbers and a deci...
by fll-freak
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Suggestions for Python video display
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Suggestions for Python video display

I am working on a telemetry package for my AVC robot. I want to be able to do the following with the data after a run with data logged to memory cards. At some point it might be nice to do the following with live data from an Xbee or similar. 1) Provide VCR like controls to play the data forward, re...
by fll-freak
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Help to identify potentiometer
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: Help to identify potentiometer

I was able to contact Futaba today and they let me purchase a few replacements at $1.60 each. Seems the part was custom made and the logo is an F for Futaba.
by fll-freak
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Help to identify potentiometer
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Help to identify potentiometer

This pot came out of a Futaba RC transmitter. There is a dead spot and I would like to repair rather than replace a $100 unit.
Can't seem to find any information on the part including the manufacturer. Anyone recognize this logo or the part?
by fll-freak
Sat May 24, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Building a mini polisher/grinder
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Building a mini polisher/grinder

I would think at this scale, the accuracy of the bearings might be the biggest concern. Any wobble, side play, runout, or asymmetry might ruin your object.
by fll-freak
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: GPS
Topic: LS20031 GPS unable to get a fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: LS20031 GPS unable to get a fix

You say you are running this outside. Exactly where and how? If you live in a northern city and place on the north side of a building then you may simply not be receiving enough satellites to compute a fix. None of the satellites are circumpolar. This leaves a gap of coverage due north for northern ...
by fll-freak
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Hardware Breakpoints. At wits end
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: Hardware Breakpoints. At wits end

When entering into debug mode, the first breakpoint I set I get no immediate error. As soon as I try to step or run, it tells me my breakpoint (a software on) is not going to work because my code space is FLASH. Thank you Eclipse/GDB, tell me something I don't know! Using the command line tools is a...
by fll-freak
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Hardware Breakpoints. At wits end
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Hardware Breakpoints. At wits end

I am trying to get a tool chain installed that will allow me to program and debug an AT91SAM7S256 chip. So far I have Yagarto, Eclipse, and OpenOCD installed. I can compile and download to the board. I have even gotten GDB running, but I am not able to set breakpoints. With the SAM7, the code runs o...
by fll-freak
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sound localization by phase difference of microphones
Replies: 9
Views: 2319

Re: Sound localization by phase difference of microphones

What type of sound are your trying to localize? If it a sharp sound like a gun shot or a rumble like an electric motor or something else? How far apart are the microphones? Do they have good response at the frequency you are listening to? I had an experience with a project at work where we found loc...