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by paul
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BB Leo power rails
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: BB Leo power rails

The solder jumper should be shorted if you use the power rail pins. You can see it in the schematic on github which is linked to on the product page. Also you can just probe the pins and and pads with meter to quickly see what is going on. If you don't have a meter, please buy one, you can't get far...
by paul
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

Quite the puzzle. What does Device Manager say on the "no-shows"?

Paul
by paul
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

I also found a few troubleshooting guides for "USB device descriptor failed" errors but didn't go down that rabbit hole at all.
Are the failed devices showing up in Device Manager under USB devices?
by paul
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

With BUBI you need to solder the logic line jumper or they will fail. It doesn't matter what your choice is (I would chose 3.3V though for modern compatibility) but you need to have that jumper installed. I didn't realize you had any BUB I's that you were using. They are definitely not under warrant...
by paul
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

I will try a WIN7 computer, I know they all worked on the WIN7 perfectly. This kind of seems like kind of smoking gun for driver issues. I do know that at one point we were testing boards on our Windows machine and we had to clean out some registry, when Windows had filled up 200 serial ports or so...
by paul
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

Joe, Did you install any of the 3 pin headers? The options can kind of be confusing on that board. If you're using the jumpers, then you need to clear the solder shunts. The solder shunts should be set in the manner shown in the attached image. Did you try putting a meter on the pins 1 and 3 and che...
by paul
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: BUBII - A request for the USB device descriptor failed, 10 work, 5 fail.

Joe, Sorry about your experience. It does seem odd indeed. Have you tried the boards on a different computer? Also read about FTDI drivers. It was kind of mess on macs a while ago although the newer Apple drivers seem to have solved the problem which happened with there were TWO drivers installed. I...
by paul
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind Sensor Rev. P
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Wind Sensor Rev. P

The sensor is not a wire, it's a resistor.
by paul
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Modern Device Policies
Topic: Specs SKU:CP082X Breadboard Potentiometers
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Specs SKU:CP082X Breadboard Potentiometers

All values are linear taper only.
by paul
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind Sensor Rev. P
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Wind Sensor Rev. P

The sensor is a thermistor, a resistor that changes with temperature.

In a more high end hot wire anemometer it would indeed by a "hot wire" a very thin (and very fragile) wire that is heated.

Paul Badger
by paul
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Direction-sensitive wind measurement
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Direction-sensitive wind measurement

Thanks. But is the only bit that measures air flow the loop on the longer stalk?
Correct, the other bits are about ambient temperature correction.

Paul
by paul
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Direction-sensitive wind measurement
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Direction-sensitive wind measurement

I assume that temperature measurement components can be out of the main air flow.
Correct, as long as they are in ambient air somewhere.

Paul
by paul
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Measuring Mass Airflow with the Wind Sensor?
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Measuring Mass Airflow with the Wind Sensor?

Absolutely. Wind speed times area = volume / time. You'll need to compensate for temp using gas laws, also humidity comes into play depending on how accurate you are planning to be.
by paul
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor Rev. P - Voltage dropping, Standby, Overheated?
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Wind sensor Rev. P - Voltage dropping, Standby, Overheated?

ulrich223, Unfortunately we have seen this before. This is a result of component tolerances that are too close to an edge case where the sensor doesn't function. We are in the process of addressing this but in the meantime, email the shop and we'll replace your sensor. What happens is that in some t...
by paul
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion

I would recommend people therefore to reconnect pin 4 of the Opamp (its Vcc) to the 9V bus,
I believed that is was connected after the regulator - I'll check on this.
by paul
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion

Can the supply voltage properties be checked and updated? There is a linear regulator after the input. So a higher input voltage won't achieve what you want. There is a voltage divider that could be changed to allow a higher working voltage. We could do this on request for an order of a few pieces....
by paul
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Wind sensor Rev. P schematic questions and 15V opertion

Theo_NL, You appear to be correct, checking the schematic that the board should handle 15 volts without an issue. Everything else is running off the regulator output. One possible issue is that the regulator will be generating more heat, since it's just a linear regulator. It's far enough away from ...
by paul
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind Sensor Rev. P out in the open?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Wind Sensor Rev. P out in the open?

Henk, You have two options. As stated above you could coat the board with something. We've had good luck with epoxy, just flowing it onto the board, over the components. (but not the thermistors). If you are going to coat the sensors, use something thinner like spray coat of clear polyurethane or si...
by paul
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fluxamasynth V3 library needed updating
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: Fluxamasynth V3 library needed updating

The fluxamasnth library has moved to Moved to https://github.com/fluxly/Fluxamasynth

It has some new functionality as well as programming to support new shields that in production currently.
by paul
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor (Rev 3) thermister vs ds18b20
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Wind sensor (Rev 3) thermister vs ds18b20

bitbang3r, Since I can easily mount a ds18b20 sensor within an inch or two of the r3 wind sensor, would I get more accurate windspeed measurements if I modified the code to just ignore the windspeed sensor's onboard thermistor output & base the temperature portion of the windspeed calculations on th...