Member Since: May 10, 2010

Country: United States

  • As the winner of the fixed wing 2014 challenge... is there any chance of bringing back the fixed wing flight section? I would love to be challenged for the reigning position!

  • Well said! I served my time at a SV startup, and what I found was that Talent was actually very hard to find. All of our key players were imports, from other parts of the US and other parts of the world. The Awesome engineers that everyone is fighting for in SV ... have jobs, and are happy with them... what is available, is the team from the last failed VC funded disaster looking for jobs..

    I love what you have done with Sparkfun Nate, and Have enjoyed the journey. I credit you for where I am in the industry, Thanks for your inspiration!

    PS... bring back flying to AVC please :) loved 2014!

  • the reason it sred up towards the end....
    I fell asleep after pressing F5 for 2and a bit hours...
    got nothing :(
    I would love to see a map of where attempts came from, and who was successful. ie, where the money went.
    then another one, overlaying customers that have spent money with sparkfun in the last 12 months
    though I got nothing, I still had fun.
    I will have to use real money though to pay for the bits in my cart :( he he
    thanks sparkfun.

  • 1.5 hours to go, its 1:30 AM in Australia, tired, and waiting.......

  • not correct, on this module, the antenna must be facing forward M0 mounting. <br />
    it is not ideal for gps reception, but seems to work.<br />
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    the compass relies on this mounting position. <br />

  • This unit is Great. It is true Three axis, and even does all the vector calculations for you.<br />
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    Remember it is an accelerometer, not a gyro, so all of you with grand plans for autonomous flying objects will still need the 9DOF board :)<br />
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    The antenna must be to the front for the compas to work, so that is a bit of a compromise.<br />
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    really good unit.

  • I have found that when powering the module from a 3.3V source, I can communicate with it, but it will not get a fix, however, when I run it on 5V, the fix is fast and good. (accurate to within 1 or 2 feet)
    The problem is I am using this with a Zigbit module that requires 3.0V (will work at 3.3)and so I do not want to have to have both voltages. any suggestions on how to get this thing to work correctly at 3.3v?