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Re: Simon + Guitar = The Simoncaster!!!

 by TS-Liz ¦  Mon May 04, 2015 11:54 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: Simon + Guitar = The Simoncaster!!! ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 492

Awesome! :D

Re: SSB firmware patch for SI4735

 by TS-Liz ¦  Mon May 04, 2015 11:50 am ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: SSB firmware patch for SI4735 ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 4543

Hi! Thanks for the suggestion! I'll pass it along to our Catalog team.

Re: Using the UART on a RedBoard

 by TS-Liz ¦  Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:49 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Using the UART on a RedBoard ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 432

You're right that you'd need to isolate those lines while you are uploading a sketch. Once the sketch is uploaded, however, you are free to use the UART. The Serial Arduino function will let you do so.

Re: How can I get rid of the SparkFun logo on boot?

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:27 pm ¦  Forum: Microview Support ¦  Topic: How can I get rid of the SparkFun logo on boot? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 2438


The Microview bootloader is the Optiboot bootloader, the same as the Arduino Uno. There are instructions for uploading a bootloader to the MicroView here ... -microview

Re: Build logs

 by TS-Liz ¦  Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:11 pm ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: Build logs ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 309

It depends on what you're going for and your audience. I try to post something to my blog weekly, whether it is one project or another, in progress or completed. For me, posting mid-project helps keep me motivated because someone else might be waiting to see the result. The mid-project updates might...

Re: Intel Edison Block - GSM, GPRS/UMTS/3G, GPS

 by TS-Liz ¦  Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:21 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: Intel Edison Block - GSM, GPRS/UMTS/3G, GPS ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 4118

Hello Manfred!

I think we may have Edison GSM and GPS blocks in the idea stages. I'll pass it along that there is interest in them!


Re: Intel Edison Pins

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:17 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Intel Edison Pins ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 396

The pins are on the underside, using a 70-pin connector. If you look at the Console Block, for example , the Edison connects to that. You can buy a block that connects and breaks out the GPIO pins here . You can connect ...

Re: May I ask is there are R3 footprint version in GPS shiel

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:05 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: May I ask is there are R3 footprint version in GPS shield? ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 248


Part GPS-10710 is the newest version we carry of our GPS shield, and we do not yet have a version with the R3 footprint. Keep an eye on our New Products page [] for any new revisions that may come out.

Re: EL Escudo Dos vs. EL Sequencer

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:40 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: EL Escudo Dos vs. EL Sequencer ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 362

The main difference is that the EL Escudo Dos is an Arduino shield. It's meant to stack on top of an Arduino, which is the controller brain of the setup. The EL Sequencer has an Arduino-compatible microcontroller on the board, so it does not need an external microcontroller. We have tested them with...

Re: Intel Edison Block - Ethernet with PoE

 by TS-Liz ¦  Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:41 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: Intel Edison Block - Ethernet with PoE ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 1576


An Ethernet block may become a thing in the future, but I don't know about a PoE block. I'll pass along the suggestion!

Re: Breadboard 'shield' for Pro Micro ?

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:19 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Breadboard 'shield' for Pro Micro ? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 432

There's also a ProtoShield specifically for the Pro Mini / Pro Micro boards here

Re: Arduino Testing

 by TS-Liz ¦  Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:09 pm ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: Arduino Testing ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 551

Hidden or not brought up reset buttons are a big annoyance for me. When using multiple shields that all use the same pins for communication by default, changing them around can become a pain.

That's a personal annoyance, unrelated to SparkFun, by the way.

Re: Using pins 0 and 1 on Lilypad for LED?

 by TS-Liz ¦  Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:51 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Using pins 0 and 1 on Lilypad for LED? ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 296

Those pins can indeed be used as digital output pins. If you are not using them for serial communication, then they can be used for digital outputs. However, uploading code via the FTDI uses those two serial pins as well. At the minimum, any extra things (LEDS, motors, etc.) connected to those two p...


 by TS-Liz ¦  Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:17 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: CRITICAL ERROR! ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 609

Experimentation? Learning? Just to see what would happen? There's nothing wrong with any of those.

Re: Ardublocks? Mac or PC's

 by TS-Liz ¦  Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am ¦  Forum: Forum ¦  Topic: Ardublocks? Mac or PC's ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1092

So long as your computer of choice has the power to handle the Arduino and Ardublock environments -- which most are -- then either will be fine. Our tech support team at SparkFun has far more experience on PCs, and a tiny bit in Linux. Several other makers I know love their Macbooks. There are insta...