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June 29, 2010
News - According to Pete: Point-…
My absolute favorite point to point soldering example can be found at:
It’s a thing of beauty!
about 3 years ago
I love Nick’s demo videos, but this one unfortunately leaves me confused…
I’d really like to see another take without the lights and other music gear and only with the SP gear. I’m still not sure what this sequencer does with my SparkPunk?
News - What to do when you screw…
about 4 years ago
Batch 53977 - received unit missing a bootloader. Confirmed that a replacement is already in my order queue, thanks!
I’m very impressed about Sparkfun and GeekAmmo’s outstanding handling of this issue.
Also, I’m happy as I have had an AVR programmer that I’ve wanted to use for a long time, and this was the perfect excuse to learn how to use it.
Cautionary Tale: The pads for Pins 11-13 are easily lifted, especially if you’re using solid wire and bending it after soldering it onto the pad. I (foolishly) was hand holding a wire and overheated + moved wire = cold solder joint on Pin 13, lifting the pad right off. Using a Helping Hands to hold the wire for the other pins worked much better.
Photo of damage, plus my executed plan B for SCLK connection and AVR programmer setup is here
My plan B worked just fine and I’ve got a functional MicroViewn now. Thank you for the bootloader install instructions!
Tutorial - Installing a Bootloader on the MicroView
about 4 years ago
Small Nit: s/.hex.hex/.hex/ in the avrdude section to assist copy and pasters.
+1 on the sewing needles suggestion below; would have saved me from lifting a pad while soldering 22AWG solid core wire to it. (fixed via a workaround)
about 7 years ago
@mhkabir - I’ve successfully used this model with the XBee Explorer and USA versions of the XBee Series 1 and 2(ZB), standard and pro models. With series 2, I was able to use 115200 baud rate without any issues. For Series 1, I had to use 57600 baud instead (didn’t have time to debug further, but was using the same XBee Arduino library and source code running AT API commands that work the same on both series)
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