Member Since: January 5, 2010

Country: United States

  • Nate, you and Sparkfun are some classy people, way to go!

  • like previous comment, i notice your example footage is “unavailable” on Vimeo. I'd quite like to see that before buying one.

  • Are there plans to make another SPI logging version like your old Venus modules had? I have the logging one, love it, and this board looks like a well thought-out set of improvements! I know i can do the SPI flash myself, but having it right there was a nice bonus.

  • Invensense does have a 9-axis, so I am sure they have been working on it for some time. Not quite released yet, some data showing up here:

  • I agree, and would go so far as to say that spinning an SPI version of this board would be really helpful, with different SPI compatible sensor chips of course. i2c is so dreadfully slow because of the addressing overhead on the bus.

    I'd like to see a new incarnation starting with a full fledged atmega32u4 breakout board with USB connector, then making it bigger to accommodate the sensors, hooking em in via SPI. Since all the other pins are broken out, the buyer gets the value of the tightly packed sensors and CPU, but all the access he needs to add on other controls or interfaces like GPS, servo control, etc. SPI for speed, the rest for accessibility. Shucks, that sounds so good, I'd do it myself if I had the equipment.

  • it does have the SDHC logo right on it in the photos...

  • Sparkfun begins a new era, partnering with Chick-Fil-A to develop the worlds first Chicken Breakout-Board Sandwich integrated supply chain.

  • Sure seems like the gender should be specified when the thing is assembled in its intended fashion. The crimped part is intended to be done once, whereas the male pins are the part of the connector intended to be the part plugged and unplugged.

  • Todd, I really enjoy how well you anthropomorphized both the monster, and his remote.

  • 5V really is required, even though the datasheet for MCP73843 says supply 5-12V.
    When I connected it to a 5V unregulated wall wart (measures 8.5V with no load), this unit did pull the supply down to 5.1V, but it never charged battery nor turned on the status LED as described in the datasheet.
    Changed out for regulated 5V and now it charges like a charm.