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by paul
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Connecting to BBB, RBBB
Topic: Yet more RBBB upload problems
Replies: 6
Views: 9406

Re: Yet more RBBB upload problems

HillyOTM, The type of LEDs don't matter. Confirm voltages at the chip with a multimeter. http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/PinMapping Confirm that the chip is in the socket in correct direction (look at the silkscreen on the board for the divet). Confirm that the reset line (pin 1) is high and goes low w...
by paul
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Connecting to BBB, RBBB
Topic: Yet more RBBB upload problems
Replies: 6
Views: 9406

Re: Yet more RBBB upload problems

Hilly, The light on the RBBB is a pilot light - just means power is good. Try hooking up an LED to pin 13 and hitting the reset button. If you see a flash then, it means that there is a bootloader on the chip. If you bought the board recently, it has Uno (Optiboot) bootloader. If it was manufactured...
by paul
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Windows form controls and Arduino pins
Replies: 1
Views: 5073

Re: Windows form controls and Arduino pins

dfaulks, I'm sorry to disappoint you but we don't really do much development in Windows at all. We're mostly a Mac and Linux shop so Visual Studio is a black hole to us. Try posting your question on the Arduino forum and see if you get some response. You seem to have gotten the data into your window...
by paul
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Compilation errors LibHumidity and LibTempTMP421
Replies: 20
Views: 26165

Re: Compilation errors LibHumidity and LibTempTMP421

Shoot - I could swear I had updated the forum, but apparently not. New code is on the product page, updated for Arduino 1.0. http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/humidity-and-temperature-sensor I also remember doing this much earlier but apparently never posted the code to the website. Thanks for b...
by paul
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Any Current Sensor sample code?
Replies: 2
Views: 4957

Re: Any Current Sensor sample code?

Here's some code that uses the JeeLabs calls /* ReadAnAnalogPin Reads an analog pin on a JeeNode and prints to the serial monitor */ #include <Ports.h> #include <RF12.h> // needed to avoid a linker error :( Port port (1); void setup(){ Serial.begin(57600); // std JeeLabs serial rate } void loop(){ i...
by paul
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Compilation errors LibHumidity and LibTempTMP421
Replies: 20
Views: 26165

Re: Compilation errors LibHumidity and LibTempTMP421

I'll see if we can get this up and running on a Mega and find the issue. Maybe some referenced library broke.

Switch the board (in the tools menu) and see if it compiles - I don't think it will from the messages.

Paul
by paul
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Sharp (AMBI) vs the Vishay Temt6000 Sparkfun
Replies: 5
Views: 9471

Re: Sharp (AMBI) vs the Vishay Temt6000 Sparkfun

Elina, Sorry I can't understand what is going on in your thread. No voltage output on the sensor? Did you put a multimeter on the output? If you put a meter on the output and can't see it change, the odds are that the sensor is damaged. That particular sensor doesn't suffer reverse polarity very wel...
by paul
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: RBBB
Topic: RBBB newb
Replies: 4
Views: 7814

Re: RBBB newb

Carloscoleman, Are you having issues uploading? Try try the UNO board setting - if no luck maybe you have an older board. Try the Duemilanove setting. Still no luck? Put an LED from pin 13 to ground through a 220 - 1k resistor. Push the reset button and see if the LED flashes - that's the bootloader...
by paul
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: 8x8 LED board
Topic: String input from serial input instead of static progmem?
Replies: 13
Views: 22166

Re: String input from serial input instead of static progmem

Nope - fell through the cracks - I'm also committed until Saturday.
I'll put it on the list for the weekend.

Paul
by paul
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Connecting to BBB, RBBB
Topic: USB BUB I upload problem
Replies: 6
Views: 10753

Re: USB BUB I upload problem

It's slightly weird that it works with older bootloader but not the new one. The upload speed and timing are different on Optiboot which probably makes the floating logic line issue problematic. I'd say confirm that the logic line pin is not floating on the BUBII and that the headers are soldered on...
by paul
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Connecting to BBB, RBBB
Topic: USB BUB I upload problem
Replies: 6
Views: 10753

Re: USB BUB I upload problem

The Arduino setting you want with Optiboot is "Uno" not "Duo" but I suspect it's just a typo. If you were using Arduino "Due" you would have had no success since that is an Arm chip. I can't explain what's going on. We have sold multiple 1000's of RBBB and BBBB with Optiboot and it works flawlessly ...
by paul
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Connect multiple TMP421 Temp sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 6519

Re: Connect multiple TMP421 Temp sensors

thechut, Sorry I've been out of town, and running for the past week. I'll try to get into the shop to jumper some sensors and give them at try with new I2C addresses, more docs on that sensor are long overdue. The design details are buried on a Windows machine that no one in the shop likes to turn o...
by paul
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: JeeNode and Wireless
Topic: LCD-Plug
Replies: 2
Views: 5993

Re: LCD-Plug

Trimpot is adjusted to see letters clearly, but not the rectangles behind the letters. Usually it's way at the end of the dial. I'm sorry to say I can't remember whether it's clockwise or CCW.

Paul
by paul
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Connecting to BBB, RBBB
Topic: BUB II connected to RBBB Pro - weird serial output
Replies: 1
Views: 4931

Re: BUB II connected to RBBB Pro - weird serial output

arieljake, This is just our test program for the RBBB Pro. It tests every pin. I guess we should burn things back to blink when we're done, but it would add time and cost to production. You might need to hit the reset button when uploading and may need to do this a few different times. Optiboot is k...
by paul
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: BBB
Topic: Minimal configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 12288

Re: Minimal configuration

no1unorightnow , Sorry about the slow reply. Some email must have fallen through the cracks. I'm not quite sure what you're trying to do. Are you actually using a BBB board, or just building a breadboard Arduino / BBB? Your setup sounds about right. Do you have the shunt in that says "USB/EXT" - it ...
by paul
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cable for the new BUB ||?
Replies: 1
Views: 6551

Re: Cable for the new BUB ||?

The cables are exactly the same for both. The rectangular A end to mini B.
by paul
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor fall response time.
Replies: 18
Views: 26067

Re: Wind sensor fall response time.

Luca, One thing you could try with a pressure sensor is to use a tube with a constriction - but this is more in the clarinet or brass instrument model and not a flute. As to soldering to r6 probably the legs a trimpot could be made to work. Just make sure the pot is at max, not min before powering u...
by paul
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMBI Light Sensor max value
Replies: 12
Views: 17361

Re: AMBI Light Sensor max value

Elina,

Did you get it going? From your reports it seems like you may have zapped the sensor with reverse polarity.
It should be very obvious and stable when you get it working.

good luck,

Paul
by paul
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Sensors
Topic: Wind sensor fall response time.
Replies: 18
Views: 26067

Re: Wind sensor fall response time.

Thot, I have a few comments. As I said above the issue with slow response time is that the sensor heats up by force and has to cool off naturally. Here are some possible solutions. 1) Run the sensor at a higher temperature - if you don't mind burning off some more current consumption. Then the senso...
by paul
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMBI Light Sensor max value
Replies: 12
Views: 17361

Re: AMBI Light Sensor max value

Elina, I rewrote the sketch using the aliases of the analog pins. It may be possible that the Arduino guys changed the way analogWrite() deals with pin numbers since I wrote the sketch. You can also confirm that the sensor is working by just checking the voltage with a multimeter. /* Ambi Light Sens...